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Kansas Archaeology by Robert J. Hoard,William E. Banks

By Robert J. Hoard,William E. Banks

From Kanorado to Pawnee villages, Kansas is a land wealthy in archaeological sites—nearly 12,000 known—that testify to its prehistoric historical past. This quantity offers the 1st complete evaluate of Kansas archaeology in approximately fifty years, containing the most up-tp-date descriptions and interpretations of the state's archaeological list. development on Waldo Wedel's vintage creation to Kansas Archaeology, it synthesizes greater than 4 many years of study and discusses all significant prehistoric time classes in a single conveniently obtainable resource.

In Kansas Archaeology, a group of wonderful members, all specialists of their fields, synthesize what's identified in regards to the human presence in Kansas from the age of the enormous hunters, circa 10,000 B.C., to Euro-American touch within the mid-nineteenth century. masking such websites as Kanorado-one of the oldest within the Americas-the authors evaluation prehistoric peoples of the Paleoarchaic period, forest cultures, principal Plains culture, excessive Plains higher Republican tradition, overdue Prehistoric Oneota, and nice Bend peoples. in addition they current fabric on 3 old cultures: Wichita, Kansa, and Pawnee.

The findings awarded right here shed new gentle on concerns equivalent to how humans tailored to environmental shifts and the influence of technological innovation on social habit. integrated are also chapters on really good issues equivalent to plant use in prehistory, resources of stone for device manufacture, and the consequences of panorama evolution on websites. Chapters on Kansas tradition background additionally succeed in into the encircling sector and supply instructions for destiny inquiry. greater than 80 illustrations depict a variety of artifacts and fabric remains.

An precious source for archaeologists and scholars, Kansas Archaeology is additionally available to laypeople—anyone wanting a precis of the cloth continues to be which were present in Kansas. It demonstrates the most important advances in our figuring out of Kansas prehistory that experience functions a long way past its borders and element the best way towards our destiny figuring out of the past.

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