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California Archaeology

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Author:

Michael J. Moratto

California Archaeology

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    1 - A Goodly Ilande: California's Natural Setting

    Pages 1-28

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    2 - The First Californians

    Pages 29-73

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    3 - Early Cultures

    Pages 75-113

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    4 - Southern Coast Region

    Pages 115-165

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    5 - The Central Valley Region

    Pages 167-216

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    6 - San Francisco Bay and Central Coast Regions

    Pages 217-283

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    7 - The Sierra Nevada

    Pages 285-338

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    8 - The Desert Region

    Pages 339-430

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    9 - Northeastern California

    Pages 431-469

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    10 - The North Coastal Region

    Pages 471-527

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    11 - Linguistic Prehistory

    Pages 529-574

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    Appendix 1 - Common and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals

    Pages 575-581

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    Appendix 2 - County Abbreviations Used in Site Designations

    Page 583

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    Glossary

    Pages 585-596

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    References

    Pages 597-704

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    Author Index

    Pages 705-714

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    Subject Index

    Pages 715-757

About the book

Description

California Archaeology provides a compilation of knowledge for archeologists who are not California specialists. This book explains important cultural events and patterns discovered archeologically. Organized into 11 chapters, this book begins with an overview of California's historic and ancient environments as well as the evidence of Pleistocene human activity. This text then examines the glacial and other environmental conditions that would have influenced the origins, adaptations, and spread of the earliest North Americans. Other chapters consider how California's past is relevant to a wider understanding of human behavior. This book discusses as well the perceptions of Central Coast and San Francisco Bay region prehistory that have changed rapidly as a result of intensive fieldwork performed to comply with environmental law. The final chapter deals with the data of historical linguistics, which indicate something of the cultural relationships and events that might have occurred in the past. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists.

California Archaeology provides a compilation of knowledge for archeologists who are not California specialists. This book explains important cultural events and patterns discovered archeologically. Organized into 11 chapters, this book begins with an overview of California's historic and ancient environments as well as the evidence of Pleistocene human activity. This text then examines the glacial and other environmental conditions that would have influenced the origins, adaptations, and spread of the earliest North Americans. Other chapters consider how California's past is relevant to a wider understanding of human behavior. This book discusses as well the perceptions of Central Coast and San Francisco Bay region prehistory that have changed rapidly as a result of intensive fieldwork performed to comply with environmental law. The final chapter deals with the data of historical linguistics, which indicate something of the cultural relationships and events that might have occurred in the past. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists.

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ISBN

978-0-12-506182-7

Language

English

Published

1984

Copyright

Copyright © 1984 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Michael J. Moratto

INFOTEC Development, Inc., Sonora, California

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California