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Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313021899
  • ISBN-13: 9780313021893
  • DDC: 973.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past -- the people, battles, industry and homes -- can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby -- almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration.

Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research.

Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.


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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Volume 1: Northeast and Southeast.
Archaeology in America—It's Right Under Our Feet.
1: Northeast Region.
2: Key For Northeast Regional Map.
3: Introduction.
4: Entries for the Northeast Region.
5: Overview of the Archaeology of the Northeast.
6: Earliest Inhabitants Of The Northeast.
7: Archaic Period Archaeology In The Northeast.
8: Ancient Village Life In The Northeast.
9: Early European Settlements In The Northeast.
10: Military Site Archaeology In The Northeast.
11: Historic Archaeology Of Northeastern Cities.
12: Historic Industrial Archaeology Sites.
13: Ancient Sites In The Far Northeast.
14: Meadowcroft Rockshelter And Nearby Paleoindian Sites.
15: Paleoindian And Earlier Sites In Virginia.
16: Lake Champlain Area Ancient Sites.
17: Lamoka Lake And Native American Archaeology Of New York.
18: Native American Sites On Long Island.
19: Ancient Archaeology Of The Lower Connecticut River Valley.
20: Boston Harbor Islands And Other Ancient Sites.
21: Mount Desert Area Sites.
22: Cape Cod National Seashore.
23: Martha's Vineyard And Nantucket Archaeology.
24: Archaeology In And Around Washington, D.C..
25: L'anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site.
26: Mohawk River Valley Archaeology.
27: Red Bay National Historic Site And Early Historic St. Lawrence Sites.
28: St. Croix Island International Historic Site.
29: The Archaeology Of The Early America.
30: The Archaeology Of The Powhatan Chiefdom.
31: Accokeek Creek And Nanjemoy Creek Ossuaries.
32: The Historic Period Archaeology Of The Chesapeake Bay Area.
33: Ancient And Historic Archaeology Of The Monacan Indians.
34: Early Historic Archaeology In Albany.
35: Deerfield Village And Nearby Sites.
36: Early Dutch, English, And American Historic Sites In New York.
37: Ri-1000, A Seventeenth-Century Narragansett Cemetery Site.
38: Cocumscussoc, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
39: Queen's Fort, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
40: Boston And Charlestown Historic Sites.
41: Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site.
42: Pointe-À-CalliÈre, MontrÉal Museum Of Archaeology And History.
43: The Archaeology Of Seventeenth-And Eighteenth-Century Northern Plantations.
44: Christian Indian Communities In New England After King Philip's War.
45: The African Burial Ground National Monument.
46: Annapolis Historic Period Archaeology.
47: Minute Man National Historical Park.
48: Fort Ticonderoga And Other Lake Champlain Historic Sites.
49: Saratoga Battlefield.
50: Franklin Court, The President'S House, And Other Sites.
51: The Archaeology Of Thomas Jefferson.
52: The Yorktown Shipwrecks.
53: The Archaeology Of Alexandria.
54: Lowell National Historical Park.
55: Salem Maritime National Historic Site.
56: Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.
57: The Robinson House Site.
58: Manassas, Antietam, Monocacy, And Petersburg.
59: The Uss Monitor Shipwreck Site.
60: Southeast Region.
61: Key For Southeast Regional Map.
62: Introduction.
63: Entries for the Southeast Region.
64: The Earliest Inhabitants and Sites in the Southeast.
65: Ancient Earthen and Shell Architecture.
66: Ancient Sites and Architecture on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
67: Complex Ancient Societies in the Lower Mississippi Valley and Florida.
68: The Origin and Development of Southeastern Chiefdoms.
69: Ancient Village Life in the Southeast.
70: De Soto's Expedition and Other Early European-Indian Encounters.
71: Native American Population Decline and European Contact.
72: St. Augustine and Other Early European Colonial Settlements.
73: Submerged Terrestrial Sites and Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico.
74: Historic Period Military Sites in the Southeast.
75: Paleoindian Sites in the Southeast.
76: Dust Cave.
77: The Sloan Site.
78: The Windover Site.
79: The Hardaway Site.
80: The Mulberry Creek and Eva Sites.
81: The Icehouse Bottom Site.
82: Watson Brake.
83: Poverty Point State Historic Site.
84: Ancient Shell Ring Sites.
85: Copena Sites.
86: Marksville State Historic Site.
87: Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park.
88: The Hiwassee Island Site.
89: The Tunacunnhee Site.
90: The Mckeithen Site.
91: Bynum Mounds Site.
92: Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park.
93: The Key Marco Site.
94: The Lake George Site.
95: The Winterville Site.
96: Moundville Archaeological Park.
97: Lubbub Creek Archaeological Complex.
98: Ocmulgee National Monument.
99: The Calusa.
100: Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park.
101: The Etowah Site.
102: Lake Jackson Mounds State Archaeological Site.
103: The Harlan Site.
104: Spiro Mounds Archaeological Park.
105: The Town Creek Mound State Historic Site.
106: The Site of Coosa or Little Egypt.
107: The Fatherland Site.
108: The Hillsborough Archaeological District.
109: The Tatham Mound Site.
110: The Governor Martin Site.
111: Parkin Archeological State Park.
112: The Santa Elena And Charlesfort Sites.
113: St. Augustine.
114: The Site of Santa Catalina de Guale.
115: The Site of Mission San Luis de Apalachee.
116: Fort St. Louis and Spanish Presidio la BahÍa.
117: La Belle Shipwreck.
118: Arkansas Post National Memorial.
119: The Historic Period Tunica Indians.
120: The Chota and Tanasee Sites.
121: The Chalmette Battlefield Site.
122: Shiloh National Military Park.
123: The CSS Hunley Shipwreck.
124: Andersonville National Historic Site.
Volume 1 Index.