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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... period , the first six millennia of the Holocene , saw the continent's vegetation and fauna shifting into patterns familiar to us yet . Human populations increased inexorably , gradually invest- ing more labor in plant cultivation and ...
... period . Why did the cosmological vision embodied in the Hopewell works , and reflected in the tombs of their mighty , no longer drive Late Woodland societies to such monumental labor ? Conversely , why did the temperate - latitude Late ...
... period . It is as if , for a jigsaw puzzle , a player arbitrarily discarded several pieces . The great research puzzle for the Mississippian is Cahokia . How did it happen that a city of unprecedented , and never later equaled , size ...
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