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North American Archaeology by Timothy R. Pauketat
Book DescriptionThis volume offers a rich and informative introduction to North American archaeology for all those interested in the history and culture of North American natives. It is organized around central topics and debates within the discipline. It is illustrated with case studies based on the lives of real people, to emphasize human agency, cultural practice, the body, issues of inequality, and the politics of archaeological practice. It highlights current understandings of cultural and historical processes in North America and situates these understandings within a global perspective.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631231837
(255mm x 180mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Timothy R. Pauketat
Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology, Paperback (April 2015)
The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology reviews the continent's first and last foragers, farmers, and great pre-Columbian civic and ceremonial centers, from Chaco Canyon to Moundville and beyond.
Archaeology of the Cosmos, Hardback (October 2012)
This title seeks answers to two fundamental questions of humanity and human history. The first question concerns that which some use as a defining element of humanity: religious beliefs. The second question concerns changes in those beliefs.
Cahokia, Paperback (July 2010)
Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists--a site that expert Pauketat brings vividly to life.
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Offers an introduction to North American archaeology for those interested in the history and culture of North American natives. Illustrated with case studies based on the lives of real people, this title emphasizes human agency, cultural practice, the body, issues of inequality, and the politics of archaeological practice.
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Author Biography - Timothy R. Pauketat
Timothy R. Pauketat is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. He has conducted research in the America Bottom, particularly Cahokia, and pioneered research in archaeology of traditions, agency, and political economy. His recent books include Ancient Cahokia and the Mississippians (2004) and The Archaeology of Traditions (2001). Diana DiPaolo Loren is an Associate Curator at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Her research on French and Spanish colonial sites contributes to the study of issues of creolization, race, identity, and the body.
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