America Before the European Invasions
Longman, 2002 - 259 من الصفحات
Beginning with the immigrants from Asia, through inventions of agriculture, cities and kingdoms, American First Nations are integral to the history of the United States. They explored the continent, pioneered its waterways and mountain passes, cleared forests, irrigated deserts, and ranched its great plains.
Invading Europeans justifies their conquests by denying the evidence of American Indian civilisations. Using her familiarity with the archaeological remains and remnants, Alice Kehoe builds a fascinating prehistory, highlighting the research puzzles along the way.
This book presents an enthralling look at the depth and diversity of American history - before the Europeans and the deadly epidemics they brought with them decimated whole nations.
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... Chaco Canyon is arid , watered by a minor stream . Counting the labor of bringing in the thousands and thousands of logs , a lot of manpower went into Chaco Canyon . Why ? Why build in this semi - desert with marginal rainfall for maize ...
... Chaco collapsed . Lekson sees it reincarnated , as it were , directly north nearly 100 kilometers ( 60 miles ) at Aztec Ruins on the Animas River . " Great houses " like the eight major buildings at Chaco were constructed at Aztec ...
... Chaco could have been built by the part - time or seasonal labor of local farmers . Pointing to the Gothic cathedrals of Europe , they remind us that donated labor can accomplish great buildings . Monumental struc- tures in Cahokia and ...
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