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Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures : Pennsylvania, 4000 to 3000 Bp (Paperback)

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Three thousand to four thousand years ago, the Native Americans of the Mid-Atlantic region experienced a groundswell of cultural innovation. This remarkable era, known as the Transitional period, saw the advent of broad-bladed bifaces, cache blades, ceramics, steatite bowls, and sustained trade, among other ingenious and novel objects and behaviors. In The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures, eight expert contributors examine the Transitional period in Pennsylvania and posit potential explanations of the significant changes in social and cultural life at that time.Building upon sixty years of accumulated data, corrected radiocarbon dating, and fresh research, scholars are reimagining the ancient environment in which native people lived. The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures will give readers new insights into a singular moment in the prehistory of the Mid-Atlantic region and the daily lives of the people who lived there.The contributors are Joseph R. Blondino, Kurt W. Carr, Patricia E. Miller, Roger Moeller, R. Michael Stewart, Frank J. Vento, Robert D. Wall, and Heather A. Wholey.
Three thousand to four thousand years ago, the Native Americans of the Mid-Atlantic region experienced a groundswell of cultural innovation. This remarkable era, known as the Transitional period, saw the advent of broad-bladed bifaces, cache blades, ceramics, steatite bowls, and sustained trade, among other ingenious and novel objects and behaviors. In The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures, eight expert contributors examine the Transitional period in Pennsylvania and posit potential explanations of the significant changes in social and cultural life at that time.

Building upon sixty years of accumulated data, corrected radiocarbon dating, and fresh research, scholars are reimagining the ancient environment in which native people lived. The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures will give readers new insights into a singular moment in the prehistory of the Mid-Atlantic region and the daily lives of the people who lived there.

The contributors are Joseph R. Blondino, Kurt W. Carr, Patricia E. Miller, Roger Moeller, R. Michael Stewart, Frank J. Vento, Robert D. Wall, and Heather A. Wholey.
Number of Pages: 143
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Native American, North America, Archaeology
Series Title: Recent Research in Pennsylvania Archaeology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: January 21, 2016
TCIN: 46767126
UPC: 9780271070957
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-7805
$24.95

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