© 1995

Chesapeake Prehistory

Old Traditions, New Directions


Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 23-68
  3. Pages 97-145
  4. Pages 147-215
  5. Pages 217-285
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-320

About this book


Chesapeake Prehistory is the first book in almost a century to synthesize the archaeological record of the region offering new interpretations of prehistoric lifeways. This up-to-date work presents a new type of regional archaeology that explores contemporary ideas about the nature of the past. In addition, the volume examines prehistoric culture and history of the entire region and includes supporting lists of radiocarbon assays. A unique feature is a reconstruction of the dramatic transformation of the regional landscape over the past 10-15,000 years.


Chesapeake Vor- und Frühgeschichte landscape prehistoric culture prehistory regional archaeology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The American UniversityWashington, D.C.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chesapeake Prehistory
  • Book Subtitle Old Traditions, New Directions
  • Authors Richard J. Dent Jr.
  • Series Title Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45028-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-7013-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-585-29562-6
  • Series ISSN 1568-2722
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 320
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
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`A comprehensive and exemplary summary of the complex cultural developments in the Chesapeake area...A must for anyone involved in archaeology east of the Mississippi.'