By Robert J. Hoard,William E. Banks

ISBN-10: 0700614281

ISBN-13: 9780700614288

ISBN-10: 0700624457

ISBN-13: 9780700624454

From Kanorado to Pawnee villages, Kansas is a land wealthy in archaeological sites—nearly 12,000 known—that testify to its prehistoric background. This quantity offers the 1st complete evaluation of Kansas archaeology in approximately fifty years, containing the most up-tp-date descriptions and interpretations of the state's archaeological list. construction on Waldo Wedel's vintage creation to Kansas Archaeology, it synthesizes greater than 4 a long time of analysis and discusses all significant prehistoric time classes in a single easily available resource.

In Kansas Archaeology, a staff of unique individuals, all specialists of their fields, synthesize what's identified concerning the human presence in Kansas from the age of the big hunters, circa 10,000 B.C., to Euro-American touch within the mid-nineteenth century. masking such websites as Kanorado-one of the oldest within the Americas-the authors evaluate prehistoric peoples of the Paleoarchaic period, wooded area cultures, significant Plains culture, excessive Plains higher Republican tradition, past due Prehistoric Oneota, and nice Bend peoples. in addition they current fabric on 3 ancient cultures: Wichita, Kansa, and Pawnee.

The findings awarded right here shed new gentle on matters akin to how humans tailored to environmental shifts and the influence of technological innovation on social habit. integrated are also chapters on really expert themes equivalent to plant use in prehistory, assets of stone for instrument manufacture, and the consequences of panorama evolution on websites. Chapters on Kansas tradition background additionally succeed in into the encompassing area and provide instructions for destiny inquiry. greater than 80 illustrations depict a variety of artifacts and fabric remains.

An worthwhile source for archaeologists and scholars, Kansas Archaeology can be available to laypeople—anyone wanting a precis of the cloth continues to be which have been present in Kansas. It demonstrates the key advances in our figuring out of Kansas prehistory that experience functions a ways past its borders and element the best way towards our destiny realizing of the past.

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