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Adapting to a Frozen Coastal Environment

Robert W. Park.

in The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology

February 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 3867 words.

In the Arctic, people experience some of the most profound seasonal changes anywhere on earth: the temperature and amount of daylight differ tremendously between summer and winter, the...

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The Aleutian Tradition

Debra Corbett and Michael Yarborough.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 10506 words.

Archaeological research in the last 35 years has greatly increased our understanding of the complexity and dynamism of prehistoric Aleutian cultures. The traditional view of a uniform and...

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Ancient DNA and Stable Isotopes

Justin Tackney, Joan Coltrain, Jennifer Raff and Dennis O'Rourke.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 11843 words.

Genetic diversity in modern Arctic communities provides a baseline from which to assess population history. This is augmented by documenting patterns of genetic variation in prehistoric...

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Animal use at early colonies on the southeastern coast of the United States

Elizabeth J. Reitz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 5127 words.

Data from three early European-sponsored colonies in North America indicate that changes in animal use occurred quickly. Over half of the meat from vertebrate sources in a Spanish...

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Applied Archaeology in the Americas

Jago Cooper and Lindsay Duncan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Archaeology by Region; Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Historical Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 8144 words.

This chapter considers the role of archaeology in creating solutions for coping with the impacts of global environmental change, illustrated by cases from Latin America. Past examples of...

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The Arawak Diaspora

Michael Heckenberger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 6289 words.

This article discusses the full range of Arawak and closely related groups. It addresses four primary aspects of the diaspora: histories of studies on the Arawak; language groupings and...

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Archaeological Evidence for Transport, Trade, and Exchange in the North American Arctic

Jeffrey T. Rasic.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 9487 words.

A wide variety of materials, including lithics, manufactured goods, and food circulated within and between communities in the North American Arctic, including fish and sea-mammal oil, dried...

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The Archaeological Imprint of Oral Traditions on the Landscape of Northern Plains Hunter-Gatherers

Gerald A. Oetelaar.

in The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology

February 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 4110 words.

On the Northern Plains of North America, archaeological models of settlement systems are generally based on the ecology and behavior of bison. The annual subsistence round is often...

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Archaeological Practice, Archaic Presence, and Interaction in Indigenous Societies in Cuba

Jorge Ulloa Hung and Roberto Valcárcel Rojas.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 7681 words.

This article discusses the basic aspects of the archaeological practice in Cuba, looking at how vital characteristics of the indigenous communities that were established in Cuban territory...

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Archaeological Study of Mortuary Practices in the Eastern United States

James Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

May 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 7536 words.

Key to contemporary approaches to mortuary analysis in the Eastern Woodlands is the concept of liturgy as embodied in the mortuary programme. Together they bridge to social life through...

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