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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... platform mounds around circular plazas , ball courts , and extensive water - management systems , ditching and constructing raised fields along its lake and terraced fields with check dams for water retention on adjacent slopes . Far to ...
... platform , at the northwest end of the final mound , was constructed over the foundation of a wooden building open at the east end where one of the massive log posts had been installed . On the platform , over the former south wall of ...
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