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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... seed crops - chenopods ( such as goosefoot ) , sumpweed , marshelder - that now are considered weeds . These plants have abundant tiny seeds high in vegetable protein but not easy to grind , hence nuts were import- ant as another ...
... seeds , possibly to use the shell as container . At the same time , the banks of the river in the valley seem to have been cleared of their thickets to make open plots for cultivated plants . Pollen from maize was recovered in the same ...
... seeds of sumpweed , squash and sunflower . Sunflowers were native farther west , brought into the Eastern Woodlands as a cultigen . The spread of pottery and the spread of cultivated grains - these several seed plants - very likely were ...
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