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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... pottery , the earliest in central and northeastern America . Why is the presence of ceramics so meaningful here ? Archaeologists put a lot of weight on pottery sherds because , unlike most artifacts , they are practically imperishable ...
... Pottery was introduced , presumably for its superior capacity to cook the cultivated starchy seeds . Indirectly , pottery signals greater commitment to producing food rather than relying on naturally occurring sources . Related to ...
... pottery , at first a plain unpainted type . After a couple of centuries , red - slipped pots ( surfaces covered with fine red - firing clay wash ) were also made , and by the seventh century AD , red - painted light - brown pots . With ...
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