Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 6: North America

  • Peter N. Peregrine
  • Melvin Ember

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xxix
  2. Christopher Hays
    Pages 1-13
  3. Rick Minor
    Pages 14-20
  4. Francis E. Smiley
    Pages 21-26
  5. Loren Davis
    Pages 27-29
  6. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 30-31
  7. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 32-33
  8. Jonathan Haas
    Pages 34-42
  9. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 43-44
  10. Barbara Roth
    Pages 45-54
  11. I. Randolph Daniel Jr.
    Pages 55-80
  12. Andrea A. Hunter
    Pages 81-97
  13. Devin White, Stephen Lekson
    Pages 98-114
  14. Stephen Lekson
    Pages 115-129
  15. Kenneth B. Tankersley
    Pages 130-141
  16. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 142-143
  17. Chester King
    Pages 144-157
  18. Rick Minor
    Pages 158-173
  19. A. Gwynn Henderson, David Pollack
    Pages 174-194
  20. Partricia Dean
    Pages 195-212

About this book


The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents temporal dimension. Major traditions are an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory of humankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries, but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship ties play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and time periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con­ The Encyclopedia is organized accord­ texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties are central to defining ethno­ is defined as a group of populations sharing logical cultures.


Archaic period in North America Edward Gibbon Indian encyclopedia history history of literature organ prehistory tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter N. Peregrine
    • 1
  • Melvin Ember
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence UniversityAppletonUSA
  2. 2.Human Relations Area Files/Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Human Relations Area Files, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46260-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0523-5
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