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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... maize nor squash was basic to diet at that time ; squash may have been grown for its shell , like gourds , or its seeds , and maize kernels grown and roasted for snacks . Curiously , no wild maize existed : the plant is a mutant from a ...
... maize in the Tehuacán Valley , small cobs with kernels that were probably prepared by popping . ( Many native grains were parched - lightly roasted for example by shaking in a tray with hot coals , similar to popping corn . ) Mexicans ...
... maize , thereby laying the economic foundation for all the American urban civilizations . This cultigen , its symbiotic beans and squash " sisters , " its raised - bed cultivation method , and its symbolic power personified as a ...
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