Before California: An Archaeologist Looks at Our Earliest Inhabitants

Before California: An Archaeologist Looks at Our Earliest Inhabitants

By: Brian Fagan (author)Hardback

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As the tour guide for this fascinating trip across the Golden State, the author will take uou to visit distinct societies in widely constrasting environments : Chumash villages on the Santa Barbara coast, shell mounds in the San Francisco Bay, salmon trappers of the northern streams, acorn gatherers of the Central Valley, and shamans who painted a multitude of mysterious figures on stone.


Part 1 The Archaeologist's Tale Chapter 2 A Stream of Time (Before 12,000 BC to AD 1542) Part 3 Beginnings (Before 11,200 to c. 2,500 BC) Chapter 4 First Footprints (Before 11,200 BC to c. 9,000 BC) Chapter 5 The First Coastal Settlement (11,000 to 6,500 BC) Chapter 6 The Mainland: A World of Milling Stones (9,500 to 2,500 BC) Chapter 7 The Dolphin Hunters (c. 6,500 to 2,500 BC) Part 8 The Web of Interconnectedness (c. 2,500 to 1,500 BC) Chapter 9 A Changing World (c. 2,500 to 1,500 BC) Chapter 10 The Seductive Glass Chapter 11 The Realm of the Supernatural Chapter 12 Art on the Rocks Part 13 A Crowded World (c. 1,500 BC to AD 1542) Chapter 14 The Northwest: Dugouts and Salmon Chapter 15 San Francisco Bay: A Landscape of Mounds Chapter 16 Central Valley and Foothills Chapter 17 The South and Southeast: Coast, Hinterland, and Desert Chapter 18 Santa Barbara Channel: The World of the Tomol Chapter 19 Entrada Chapter 20 Notes and References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742527942
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780742527942
  • weight: 785
  • ISBN10: 0742527948

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