Between the 16th and 19th centuries as indigenous Native Americans, colonizing Europeans, and Africans came into sustained contact in North America, their cultures underwent a variety of complex transformations. While other scholarly books that examine "cultural contact" have traditionally viewed the issue through a single lens, this collection offers a strikingly different picture by collecting a variety of archaeological and ethnohistorical perspectives to formulate an interdisciplinary investigation.
Introduction, by Dennis B. Blanton and Julia A. King; 1. The Climate Factor in Late Prehistoric and Post-Contact Human Affairs, by Dennis B. Blanton; 2. Reconnecting the Contact Period and Late Prehistory: Household and Community Dynamics in the James River Basin, by Martin D. Gallivan; 3. Analytical Scale and Archaeological Perspectives on the Contact Era in the Northern Neck of Virginia, by Michael J. Klein and Douglas W. Sanford; 4. The Chesapeake Hinterlands: Contact-Period Archaeology in the Upper Potomac Valley, by Robert D. Wall; 5. "The Country here is very thick of Indian Towns and Plantations...": Tuscarora Settlement Patterns as Revealed by the Contentnea Creek Survey, by John E. Byrd and Charles L. Heath; 6. Exchange and Violence at Ajacan, Roanoke, and Jamestown, by Seth W. Mallios; 7. Evolutionary Archaeology and the Contact Period: A Case Study from Virginia and North Carolina, by Clifford Boyd; 8. "Their Complement of Deer-Skins and Furs": Changing Patterns of White-Tailed Deer Exploitation in the 17th-Century Southern Chesapeake and Virginia Hinterlands, by Heather Lapham; 9. Did the Chesapeake English Have a Contact Period? by Julia A. King and Edward E. Chaney; 10. Last Refuge: Tribal Preserves in Eastern Virginia, by Martha W. McCartney; 11. The Colonoware Question and the Indian Bowl Trade in Colonial Somerset County, Maryland, by Thomas E. Davidson; 12. "The Foundacion of All Other Greate Works": The Strange Career of the 1634 Middle Plantation Palisade, by Philip Levy
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