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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... fields beyond what Nature would water . These First Nations agricultural engineers avoided the modern prob- lem of salt accumulation in irrigated fields by diverting storm runoff carrying fertile soil particles on to their farmlands as ...
... fields along its lake and terraced fields with check dams for water retention on adjacent slopes . Far to the north , in southern Arizona , the beginning of the first millennium AD saw villages of shallow pithouses along the Gila and ...
... fields , as indicated by analysis of human bones . Women worked hard in the fields , again indicated by stress features on their bones ; men apparently engaged in war , if a peak in male mortality in the early 30s can be interpreted as ...
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