Kent V. Flannery and Frank Hole
Archaeologists Flannery and Hole excavated a series of Archaic sites in the Valley of Oaxaca, including Cueva Blanca, as part of a project on the prehistory and human ecology of this region of Mexico. This cave yielded artifacts from the Late Pleistocene through the Early Archaic to the Late Archaic.
John R. Halsey
Explorers in the nineteenth century found many pits and tools along rich copper seams in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula–evidence that prehistoric inhabitants mined copper there for thousands of years. John Halsey, former state archaeologist of Michigan, tells the story of those who discovered the ancient mines in this thorough and engaging tale.
Cerro Azul, a pre-Inca fishing community in the Kingdom of Huarco, Peru, stood at the interface between a rich marine ecosystem and an irrigated coastal plain. Under the direction of its noble families, Cerro Azul dried millions of fish for shipment to inland communities, from which it received agricultural products and dried llama meat.
Elizabeth Sonnenburg, Ashley K. Lemke, John M. O’Shea
Bringing together American and Canadian scholars of Great Lakes prehistory to provide a holistic picture of caribou hunters, this volume covers such diverse topics as paleoenvironmental reconstruction, ethnographic surveys of hunting features with Native informants in Canada, and underwater archaeological research, and presents a synthetic model of ancient caribou hunters in the Great Lakes region.
Carla M. Sinopoli
In the fall of 1932, University of Michigan naturalist Walter N. Koelz traveled to northwest India to lead a scientific collecting expedition in the rugged Himalayan regions of Western Tibet.
Linda R. Manzanilla, Claude Chapdelaine
With major differences in size, urban plans, and population density, the capitals of New World states had large heterogeneous societies, sometimes multiethnic and highly specialized, making these cities amazing backdrops for complex interactions.
Robert Louis Bettarel and Hale G. Smith
The Moccasin Bluff site is in Berrien County, Michigan, on the banks of the St. Joseph River. A railroad and highway destroyed part of this site, but much remained and was excavated by a crew from the University of Michigan in 1948.
The crew, under the direction of Hale G. Smith, found many features, including pits and burials, and thousands of artifacts. This report contains detailed descriptions and analyses of the site’s stone tools, ceramics, bone artifacts, charcoal, and faunal remains. Based on these findings and comparison with other regional sites, the authors conclude that the Moccasin Bluff site was inhabited for roughly 8,000 years, from the Archaic period to the time of European contact.