Middle Atlantic Prehistory

This edited volume is a regional, historic overview of important themes, topics, and approaches in Middle Atlantic prehistory; covering major practical and theoretical debates and controversies in the region and in the discipline.

Author: Heather A. Wholey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442228764

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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Regional identities and practices are often debated in American archaeology, but Middle Atlantic prehistorians have largely refrained from such discussions, focusing instead on creating chronologies and studying socio-political evolution from the perspective of sub-regions. What is Middle Atlantic prehistoric archaeology? What are the questions and methods that identify our practice in this region or connect research in our region to larger anthropological themes? Middle Atlantic Prehistory: Foundations and Practice provides a basic survey of Middle Atlantic prehistoric archaeology and serves as an important reference for situating the development of Middle Atlantic prehistoric archaeology within the present context of culture area studies. This edited volume is a regional, historic overview of important themes, topics, and approaches in Middle Atlantic prehistory; covering major practical and theoretical debates and controversies in the region and in the discipline. Each chapter is holistic in its review of the historical development of a particular theme, in evaluating its contributions to current scholarship, and in proposing future directions for productive scholarly work. Contributing authors represent the full range of professional practice in archaeology and include university professors, cultural resources professionals, government regulatory/review archaeologists and museums curators with many years of practical and theoretical immersion in his/her chapter topic, and is highly regarded in the discipline and in the region for their expertise. Middle Atlantic Prehistory provides a much-needed synthesis and historical overview for academic and cultural resource archaeologists and independent scholars working in the Middle Atlantic region in particular.

Chesapeake Prehistory

Steponaitis, L. C., 1986, Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Lower Patuxent River Drainage, Maryland (Doctoral ... Stewart, R. M., 1989, Trade and exchange in Middle Atlantic prehistory Archaeology of Eastern North America 17:47–78.

Author: Richard J. Dent Jr.

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780585295626

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Chesapeake Prehistory is the first book in almost a century to synthesize the archaeological record of the region offering new interpretations of prehistoric lifeways. This up-to-date work presents a new type of regional archaeology that explores contemporary ideas about the nature of the past. In addition, the volume examines prehistoric culture and history of the entire region and includes supporting lists of radiocarbon assays. A unique feature is a reconstruction of the dramatic transformation of the regional landscape over the past 10-15,000 years.

Prehistoric Exchange Systems in North America

Comments on Thurman's Coastal Plain Synthesis, Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology 3:111–124. Stewart, R. Michael, 1989, Trade and Exchange in Middle Atlantic Region Prehistory, Archaeology of Eastern North America, 17:47–78.

Author: Timothy G. Baugh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475762310

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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In this unique volume, archaeologists examine the changing economic structure of trade in North America over a period of 6,000 years. Organined by geographical and chronological divisions, each chapter focuses on trade in one of nine regions from the Arachiac through the late prehistoric period. Each contribution explores neighboring areas to llustrate the complexity of North American exchange. By charting the econmic structure of these regions, archaeologists, economic anthropologists, and economic geographers gain greater insight into the dynamics of North American trade and exchange on a continental wide basis.

Material Culture from Prehistoric Virginia

Archaeology of Eastern North America, Vol. 24, pp. 59-80. Stephenson, R. L, L. L. Ferguson, and G. H. Ferguson (1963) The Accokeek Creek Site: A Middle Atlantic Seaboard Culture Sequence. Anthropological Papers No.

Author: William Jack Hranicky, Rpa

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456724108

Category: Reference

Page: 548

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The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania

Comparison of Late Woodland Cultures: Delaware, Potomac, and Susquehanna River Valleys, Middle Atlantic Region. Archaeology of Eastern North America 21:163–178. ———. 1994a. Prehistoric Farmers of the Susquehanna Valley: Clemson Island ...

Author: Kurt W. Carr


ISBN: 9780812250787

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 960

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The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania is the definitive reference to the rich artifacts representing 14,000 years of cultural evolution and includes environmental studies, descriptions and illustrations of artifacts and features, settlement pattern studies, and recommendations for directions of further research.

Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology

Nevertheless , a fair review will conclude , I think , that we have a very long way to go before we approach even minimal coverage of Middle Atlantic prehistory with workable historic contexts . There are certainly specific times and ...



ISBN: UVA:X030159494

Category: Archaeology


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Prehistoric Projectile Points Found Along the Atlantic Coastal Plain

Type dates 300 to 600 AD and is found in the Middle Atlantic area. Major attribute: percussion flake scars. 1 – Reference: Funk, Robert E. (1976) Recent Contributions to Hudson Valley Prehistory. Memoir, New York State Museum, No.

Author: Wm Jack Hranicky

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781612330228

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This publication was written to provide a source for archaeological projectile point typology for a region of the U.S. that over the years has been traditionally divided into: Northeast culture area Middle Atlantic culture area Southeastern culture area These divisions are based primarily on lithic technology and settlement patterns. While this focus tends to serve archaeological investigations, most of the prehistoric Indian habitation/occupation requires greater definition and appraisal from other sources within the archaeological community. Even among artifact collectors, there is a tendency to parcel these areas into the classic culture area concepts. This publication makes no attempts to refocus archaeology, but to show the vast overlaps of numerous point technologies. This is especially true over time; so that, for lithic point technology in general, there is a Panindian focus that can be applied to almost every tool type along the Atlantic Coast. This publication provides most of the published types from along the Atlantic seaboard. Each type has a basic description and the illustration is an ideal point for that type. A set of point references is provided; these make excellent (and needed) sources for the study of projectile point studies.

Archaeological Concepts Techniques and Terminology for American Prehistoric Lithic Technology

(2011) Prehistoric Projectile Points Found Along the Atlantic Coastal Plain. ... Journal on Middle Atlantic Archaeology, Vol. 24, pp. ... (2007) Experimental Archaeology - A Science for Studying Native American Prehistoric Technology.

Author: Wm Jack Hranicky

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481751742

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

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Archaeological Concepts, Techniques, and Terminology for American Prehistory Lithic Technology by Wm Jack Hranicky is a 600-page comprehensive publication that encompasses the study of American prehistoric stone tools and implements. It is a look-up volume for studying the material culture of prehistoric people and using its concepts and methods for researching this aspect of archaeology. There are over 3000 entries which are defined and illustrated. It also has an extensive set of references and an overview for the study of stone tools.

Lithic Technology in the Middle Potomac River Valley of Maryland and Virginia

Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology, Vol. 14, pp. 1-12. (1992) Observations on the Middle Woodland Period of Virginia: A Middle Atlantic Region Perspective. In Reinhart, Theodore R. and Mary Ellen N. Hodges (eds.) ...

Author: Wm. Jack Hranicky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461506157

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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The archaeological focus on a single geographical area offers an opportunity to present projectile point typology as a microtechnology even though some of the types have widespread distributions. The area of the Middle Potomac River Valley presents a physical artefact collection for a view of prehistory. This volume, which includes several hundred images of the investigation, artefacts and archaeological research compiled and recorded from over 30 years of work in the area, includes: -an overview of the Middle Potomac River Valley archaeology including the peoples and sites; -new data and interpretations for the lithic technology of the area; and -classification and typology of artefacts including the usage of projectile point, axe, celt, drill, and knife implements. This work will be of great interest to prehistory archaeologists, especially those working in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

Prehistoric Cultures of the Delmarva Peninsula

In Prehistoric Lithic Exchange Systems in the Middle Atlantic Region , edited by J. F. Custer , pp . 58-72 . University of Delaware Center for Archaeological Research Monograph 3. Newark , Del . 1984g Analysis of Collections from Three ...

Author: Jay F. Custer

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874133203

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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This book traces the cultural development of the prehistoric Native American cultures of the Delmarva Peninsula from 12,000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the arrival of Europeans ended their distinctive way of life. It presents what the archaeological record reveals about human adaptation during this period in response to environmental and climatic changes.