Archaeology in America 4 volumes : An Encyclopedia by Linda S. Cordell, Kent Lightfoot, Francis McManamon, George

By Linda S. Cordell, Kent Lightfoot, Francis McManamon, George Milner

The greatness of the US is correct below our ft. the yank past—the humans, battles, and homes—can be discovered not just in libraries and museums, but additionally in 1000's of archaeological websites that scientists examine with nice care. those websites usually are not in far-off lands, obtainable simply by means of study scientists, yet nearby—almost each locale possesses a parcel of land precious of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in the US is the 1st source that offers scholars, researchers, and an individual attracted to their neighborhood historical past with a survey of crucial archaeological discoveries in North the United States. prime students, such a lot with an intimate wisdom of the realm, have written in-depth essays on over three hundred of an important archaeological websites that specify the significance of the location, the historical past of the folks who left the artifacts, and the character of the continuing research.Archaeology in the USA divides it assurance into eight areas: the Arctic and Subarctic, the good Basin and Plateau, the nice Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. each one access presents readers with an obtainable assessment of the archaeological web site in addition to books and articles for extra learn.

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The Powhatan chiefdom, which dominated coastal Virginia until the coming of the Jamestown colonists, broke up into a scattering of tribal communities after sustained contact with the English. The first smallpox epidemics appeared in the region in 1634. This disease was common in Europe by this time, where it tended to be a childhood disease that conferred lifelong immunity on those who survived it. All American Indians were susceptible to the smallpox, and adults were particularly likely to die from it.

The regional boundary extends into the Atlantic Ocean to encompass the shipwreck site of the USS Monitor. The region includes the northern Atlantic coastal plain from Virginia to southern New England, and beyond this the rocky coasts of northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes. The Appalachian Mountains run up the middle of the region from western Virginia to the Gaspé Peninsula on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The region is bordered on the west by the St. Lawrence River valley and the lower Great Lakes.

Adena mound building spread only into the western margins of the Northeast. However, Adena-style burials complete with exotic grave offerings like those found in Ohio have sometimes turned up in New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. These probably mark distant nodes on the Adena trade network where Overview of the Archaeology of the Northeast local people were able to mimic the practices of the centers in southern Ohio. MIDDLE WOODLAND Adena was followed by the Hopewell culture, which emerged around 200 BC.

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