Archaeological Landscapes on the High Plains by Laura L. Scheiber, Bonnie J. Clark

By Laura L. Scheiber, Bonnie J. Clark

Archaeological Landscapes at the excessive Plains combines background, anthropology, archaeology, and geography to take a better examine the relationships among land and folks during this special North American area. concentrating on long term switch, this publication considers ethnographic literature, archaeological proof, and environmental information spanning hundreds of thousands of years of human presence to appreciate human belief and development of panorama. The individuals provide cohesive and artificial reports emphasizing hunter-gatherers and subsistence farmers. utilizing panorama as either truth and metaphor, Archaeological Landscapes at the excessive Plains explores different and altering ways in which humans interacted with position during this transitional region among the Rocky Mountains and the japanese prairies. The modern archaeologists operating during this small sector have selected assorted methods to appreciate the prior and its dating to the current. via those ten case stories, this sort is highlighted yet ends up in a standard theme--that the excessive Plains includes very important locales to which individuals, over generations or millennia, go back. supplying either facts and concept on a area that has now not formerly got a lot realization from archaeologists, particularly in comparison with different areas in North the USA, this quantity is a great addition to the literature. members: o Paul Burnett o Oskar Burger o Minette C. Church o Philip Duke o Kevin Gilmore o Eileen Johnson o Mark D. Mitchell o Michael R. Peterson o Lawrence Todd

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Bowser, Brenda 2004 Prologue: Toward an Archaeology of Place. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 11 (1):1–3. Conklin, E. B. 1928 A Brief History of Logan County, Colorado, with Reminiscences by Pioneers. Welch-Haffner, Denver. Dinsmore, A. F. 1905 State of Colorado. Map Compiled from the Official Records of the General Land Office and Other Sources under the Direction of Frank Boyd. S. C. 35 Laura L. Scheiber Duke, Philip 1992 Braudel and North American Archaeology: An Example from the Northern Plains.

I spent ten summers excavating the Donovan site, considering prehistoric residents’ return within the context of my own physical return. I share Brenda Bowser’s sentiments that understanding “multiple perspectives on archaeological places is critical to the practice of archaeology today” (Bowser 2004:1). Some researchers may expect an archaeological landscape study to include large-scale settlement patterns, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and geophysical survey. I support the use of these methods, although in this study I hope to broaden the relational dimension between land and people.

40 t h r e e Making Places: Burned Rock Middens, Feasting, and Changing Land Use in the Upper Arkansas River Basin Mark D. Mitchell R esearch on the relationships between human groups and the places they inhabit has a long history in American archaeology. , Steward 1938; Wedel 1953). By the close of the 1960s, the study of human ecology, often conducted by interdisciplinary teams, had become an important aspect of archaeological research throughout the Americas. An integrated landscape approach emerged in the 1970s, as archaeologists began to recognize the importance of understanding activities taking place away from residential settlements.

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