Prehistory of the Americas (Paperback)
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Prehistory of the Americas (Paperback)

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Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 29/05/1992
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Fiedel's book exploring the development of the prehistoric cultures of North, Central and South America from about 10,000 BC to AD 1530 has been updated to include discussion of recent discoveries and analyses of their implications. Prehistory of the Americas examines archaeological evidence of the earliest human migration from Asia to the New World; the rapid expansion of Paleo-Indian hunters; the adaptations of archaic hunter-gatherers to post-Ice Age life; the origins and spread of farming and village life; and the rise and fall of chiefdoms and states. The author describes how different regions in the New World evolved, affected by a variety of factors ranging from technological developments to climate change. He compares the evolution of New World prehistory with that of Old World cultures. Discussion of the development of American archaeology, from the early European encounters with native Americans to the 'new' archaeology, is also included.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521425445
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 254 x 173 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This well-written book covers a very large number of topics in New World prehistory ... enjoys the author's considerable familiarity with the areas he discusses.' William S. Laughlin, Annals of Human Biology
"Concise, clear...what he does so well is offer an explicit account of key issues..." Scientific American
"...writes clearly and mentions almost all the important finds and theories that lie behind our present understanding of pre-Hispanic cultures." Times Literary Supplement

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