California and Great Basin Olivella Shell Bead Guide

Author: Randall T Milliken,Al W Schwitalla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131543251X

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

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Olivella shell beads are ubiquitous at Central California Indian sites and were traded far inland by the local inhabitants. Their distinctive patterns of manufacture provide archaeologists with important chronological, morphological, and distributional information. This guide—authored by a professional artifact replicator and an archaeological expert on shell bead typology-- offers a well developed 16-category typology, including the descriptive, temporal, and metric characteristics of each style, illustrated with almost 200 color photographs. Spiral bound to facilitate field and laboratory work, it is an essential tool for conducting archaeology in the American west. Sponsored by the Society for California Archaeology and Pacific Legacy, Inc.

Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology

Author: Terry L Jones,Jennifer E Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315431645

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 6446

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.

A Field Guide to Conservation Archaeology in North America

Author: Georgess McHargue,Michael Roberts

Publisher: Book Sales


Category: History

Page: 319

View: 7629

Provides the amateur with all necessary information on and essential instruction in the techniques and purposes of archaeological fieldwork, emphasizing the preservation of evidence in even the smallest site

Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry

A Guide to History, People, and Terms

Author: Paula A. Baxter,Allison Bird-Romero

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561280

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 242

View: 1801

Offers 350 cross-referenced entries to explore the people, techniques, design motifs, materials, and forms of Native American jewelry-making from the first contact with Europeans to the present.

The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom

The Chumash of the Channel Islands

Author: Jeanne E. Arnold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874806748

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 862

Annotation A new series of reprints, monographs, and edited volumes on the anthropology and prehistory of Pacific North America. The series will include works from the coastal and riverine regions of Alaska to California.

World Shores and Beaches

A Descriptive and Historical Guide to 50 Coastal Treasures

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub


Category: History

Page: 308

View: 7771

"This reference work begins with an introduction expressing the significance of beaches and shores. Each entry begins with a topographical description and contacts for the region, discusses topics such as mythical and tribal stories, artistry, religious m

North American Indian jewelry and adornment

from prehistory to the present

Author: Lois Sherr Dubin,Togashi,Paul Jones

Publisher: Abradale Press


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 608

View: 2053

Over 1,200 illustrations, approximately 820 in full color, offer a look at Southwestern turquoise jewelry, Plains beadwork, "carved" metal bracelets from the Northwest, quill and moosehair work from the Subarctic, and etched horn jewelry from California. 50 maps.

Central Plains prehistory

Holocene environments and culture change in the Republican River basin

Author: Waldo Rudolph Wedel

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 280

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Die sprechende Maske

Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 368810143X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1057

Eine Leiche wird im Gebüsch an der Eisenbahnlinie gefunden, draußen in der Wüste von Arizona, in der Reservation der Navajo-Indianer. Das FBI und Lieutenant Leaphorn von der Indianerpolizei stehen vor einem Rätsel: Wie konnte der Tote hier in diese Einöde gelangen, an diesen menschenleeren Fleck? Der einzige Hinweis ist eine Notiz in der Tasche des Opfers. Aus ihr geht hervor, daß das Opfer auf dem Weg zu einem «Yeibichai» war, einer nur noch selten abgehaltenen Heilungszeremonie der Navajos ...

A Study in Conservation

Author: Winston Barnett,Cyril Winskell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 46

View: 6176