Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology

Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology

eBook (16 Jun 2016) | English

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Synopsis

Recent archaeological research on California includes a greater diversity of models and approaches to the region's past, as older literature on the subject struggles to stay relevant. This comprehensive volume offers an in-depth look at the most recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field including key controversies relevant to the Golden State: coastal colonization, impacts of comets and drought cycles, systems of power, Polynesian contacts, and the role of indigenous peoples in the research process, among others. With a specific emphasis on those aspects of California's past that resonate with the state's modern cultural identity, the editors and contributors-all leading figures in California archaeology-seek a new understanding of the myth and mystique of the Golden State.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781315431642
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 979.401
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 396
Weight: -1g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm