Contemporary Issues In California Archaeology

Editor Jennifer E Perry, Terry L Jones

Left Coast Press | March 15, 2012 | Hardcover

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Recent archaeological research on California includes a greater diversity of models and approaches to the region's past, as older literature on the subject struggles to stay relevant. This comprehensive volume offers an in-depth look at the most recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field including key controversies relevant to the Golden State: coastal colonization, impacts of comets and drought cycles, systems of power, Polynesian contacts, and the role of indigenous peoples in the research process, among others. With a specific emphasis on those aspects of California's past that resonate with the state's modern cultural identity, the editors and contributors-all leading figures in California archaeology-seek a new understanding of the myth and mystique of the Golden State.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 396 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: March 15, 2012

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611320917

ISBN - 13: 9781611320916

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Contemporary Issues In California Archaeology

Contemporary Issues In California Archaeology

Editor Jennifer E Perry, Terry L Jones

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 396 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: March 15, 2012

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611320917

ISBN - 13: 9781611320916

Table of Contents

PART I: Origins, Environment, and Ecology1. The Archaeology of a Goodly Ilande - Terry L. Jones and Jennifer E. Perry2. A Land by the Sea - Jon M. Erlandson3. A Land Impacted? The Younger-Dryas Boundary (YDB) Event in California - Terry L. Jones and Douglas J. Kennett4. A Land of Diversity: Genetic Insights into Ancestral Origins - John R. Johnson, Cara Monroe, Brian Kemp, and Joseph G. Lorenz5. A Land of Many People: Population Dynamics as Context and Catalyst - Kathleen L. Hull6. A Land of Many Seasons: Bioarchaeology and the Medieval Climatic Anomaly Hypothesis incentral California - Terry L. Jones and Al W. Schwitalla7. A Land of Work: Foraging Behavior and Ecology - Brian F. Codding, Douglas W. Bird, and Terry L. Jones8. A Land of Prestige - William R. Hildebrandt and Kelly McGuire9. A Land of Fire: Anthropogenic Burning on the Central Coast of California - Rob Cuthrell, Chuck Striplen, Mark Hylkema, and Kent G. LightfootPART II: Social Dimensions of the Past10. A Land of Power: The Materiality of Wealth, Knowledge, Authority, and the Supernatural - Lynn H. Gamble11. A Land of Violence - Mark W. Allen12. A Land Visited: Reviewing the Case for Polynesian Contact in Southern California - Terry L. Jones and Kathryn A. Klar13. A Land of Style: A Quantitative and Cultural Transmission Approach to Understanding CosoRock Art - Jelmer W. Eerkens, Rebecca Dinkel, and Carol Ormsbee14. A Land of Vision and Dreams - Tamara K. Whitley and David S. Whitley15. A Land of Boundaries - Da
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Recent archaeological research on California includes a greater diversity of models and approaches to the region's past, as older literature on the subject struggles to stay relevant. This comprehensive volume offers an in-depth look at the most recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field including key controversies relevant to the Golden State: coastal colonization, impacts of comets and drought cycles, systems of power, Polynesian contacts, and the role of indigenous peoples in the research process, among others. With a specific emphasis on those aspects of California's past that resonate with the state's modern cultural identity, the editors and contributors-all leading figures in California archaeology-seek a new understanding of the myth and mystique of the Golden State.

About the Author

Terry L. Jones is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he has taught for the last 13 years. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis in 1995 and his MA in Cultural Resources Management from Sonoma State University in 1982. He has worked as a professional archaeologist for 30 years, mostly on the central California coast where he studies hunter-gatherer ecology and maritime adaptations. He has published over 60 articles and book chapters on California prehistory as well as monographs and edited volumes.Jennifer E. Perry worked in CRM in southern California before obtaining her PhD in 2003 in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her professional interests concern human-environment interactions, specifically hunter-gatherer societies in coastal settings. Her research focuses on the Channel Islands, where she maintains a cooperative research agreement with Channel Islands National Park. She has taught at Pomona College since 2002, where she is currently an associate professor of anthropology and environmental analysis.
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