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Archaeological landscapes on the High Plains




Scheiber, Laura L., editor
Clark, Bonnie J., editor
University Press of Colorado, publisher

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Archaeological Landscapes on the High Plains combines history, anthropology, archaeology, and geography to take a closer look at the relationships between land and people in this unique North American region. Focusing on long-term change that considers ethnographic literature, archaeological evidence, and environmental data spanning thousands of years of human presence to understand human perception and construction of landscape, the contributors offer cohesive and synthetic studies emphasizing hunter-gatherers and subsistence farmers. Using landscape as both reality and metaphor, Archaeological Landscapes on the High Plains explores the different and changing ways that people interacted with place on this transitional zone between the Rocky Mountains and the eastern prairies. The contemporary archaeologists working in this small area have chosen diverse approaches to understand the past and its relationship to the present. Through these ten case studies, this variety is highlighted but leads to a common theme-that the High Plains contain important locales to which people, over generations or millennia, return. Providing both data and theory on a region that has not previously received much attention from archaeologists, especially compared with other regions in North America, this volume is a welcome addition to that body of literature.--Book jacket.


Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Excavations (Archaeology) -- High Plains (U.S.)
Historic sites -- High Plains (U.S.)
Landscape archaeology -- High Plains (U.S.)
Archaeology and history -- High Plains (U.S.)
Social archaeology -- High Plains (U.S.)
Indians of North America -- High Plains (U.S.) -- Antiquities
Human ecology -- High Plains (U.S.) -- History
High Plains (U.S.) -- History, Local
High Plains (U.S.) -- Antiquities


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