New PDF release: California’s Channel Islands: The Archaeology of

By Christopher S. Jazwa, Jennifer E. Perry

ISBN-10: 1607812711

ISBN-13: 9781607812715

California’s Channel Islands are a series of 8 islands that reach alongside the state’s southern sea coast from Santa Barbara’s element notion to the Mexican border. renowned vacationer locations this day, those islands as soon as supported the various earliest human populations within the Americas; archaeological proof of maritime Paleo-Indian settlements at the northern islands dates again a few 13,000 years. The indigenous peoples of the islands—the Chumash of the northern islands and the Tongva of the southern islands—thrived into old occasions through depending upon the abundance and variety of marine and terrestrial assets to be had to them. California’s Channel Islands presents a definitive archaeological research of those distinct islands and their population, and is the 1st ebook to debate the islands and their peoples holistically instead of separately or by way of subgroup.

Tracing the human profession of the islands from the earliest cost on the finish of the Pleistocene by means of marine-adapted foragers with subtle stone instrument applied sciences to the tragic tale of ancient depopulation carrying on with into the 19th century, individuals speak about subject matters together with human cost styles on small and big scales, prehistoric trails, using plant assets, and ceremonialism. additionally they tackle the selections that folks made whilst faced with different and altering environments. via targeting designated elements of human relationships with California’s Channel Islands via time, they inform a narrative of payment, subsistence, and formality at the coastal fringe of western North America.

This compendium of scholarship condenses many years of excavation and research right into a unmarried, illuminating quantity that might be fundamental for these drawn to the Channel Islands or New global heritage or archaeology.


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California’s Channel Islands are a series of 8 islands that stretch alongside the state’s southern sea coast from Santa Barbara’s aspect notion to the Mexican border. renowned vacationer locations at the present time, those islands as soon as supported the various earliest human populations within the Americas; archaeological facts of maritime Paleo-Indian settlements at the northern islands dates again a few 13,000 years.

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