Complex Hunter-gatherers

Complex Hunter-gatherers

Evolution and Organization of Prehistoric Communities on the Plateau of Northwestern North America

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The Plateau region of the Pacific Northwest witnessed the emergence, persistence, and decline of a diverse array of hunter-gatherer communities during the course of a past several thousand year period. Consequently, the region contains an archaeological record of groups who lived at times in permanent villages, employed complex resource procurement and processing strategies, participated in wide-ranging trade networks, and maintained social organizations featuring high degrees of social inequality.

Complex Hunter-Gatherers presents a broad synthesis of the archaeology of the Plateau, inclusive of the Columbia and Fraser-Thompson drainages. The contributors seek to further our understanding of the nature of prehistoric social organization, subsistence practices, and lifeways of those living on the Plateau, and to expand upon this foundation to understand the evolution and organization of complex hunter-gatherers in general.



Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, [2007], Ă2004
ISBN: 9781607817932
1607817934
087480924X
9780874809244
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 219 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Kuijt, Ian
Prentiss, William C. 1960-

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