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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... plants on which they depended for food . Huge beasts such as bull mammoths , eating hundreds of pounds of forage daily , would have moved out of much of their former range . Refuge populations would have been smaller than previous range ...
... plants and apparatus for processing them have been studied . Students reading archaeology get the impression that use of plant foods begins in the Holocene , not realizing preservation factors have biased our picture . It does seem true ...
Alice Beck Kehoe. practices thinned the desired plants and weeded out others , max- imizing yields ; knowledge of plant - tending was entrusted to certain members of the family or band who felt responsible for nurturing the plants and ...
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