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Islands On The Plains: Ecological, Social, and Ritual Use of Landscapes
 

Islands On The Plains: Ecological, Social, and Ritual Use of Landscapes (Paperback)

Edited by Kornfeld, Marcel
Edited by Osborn, Alan J.

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Scattered throughout the Great Plains are many isolated areas of varying size and ecology, quite distinct from the surrounding grasslands. Such spaces can be uplands like the Black Hills, low hills like the Nebraska Sand Hills, or linear areas such as shallow river valleys and de...eply incised canyons. While the notion of islands is not a new one among ecologists, its application in Plains archaeology is. The contributors to this volume seek to illustrate the different ways that the spatial, structural, and temporal nature of islands conditioned the behavior and adaptation of past Plains peoples. This as a first step toward a more detailed analysis of habitat variation and its effects on Plains cultural dynamics and evolution. Although the emphasis is on ecology, several chapters also address social and ideological islands in the form of sacred sites and special hunting grounds.
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ISBN 9781607816676
Released NZ 30 Aug 2019
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781607816676
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Imprint University of Utah Press,U.S.
Released 30 Aug 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Kornfeld, Marcel
Edited by Osborn, Alan J.
Category Archaeology
Anthropology
Grasslands, Heaths, Prairies, Tundra
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 304.209145
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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