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Ancient North America summary ì 108 ´ Brian Fagan one of the foremost living archaeological writers and an authority on world prehistory has completely revised and updated his definitive synthesis of North America's ancient past The book offers a balanced summary of every major culture area in North America and places the continent in its wider Brian Fagan one of the foremost living archaeological writers and an authority on world prehistory has completely revised and updated his definitive synthesis of North America's ancient past The book offers a balanced summary of every major culture area in North America and places t. This is a very enjoyable introduction to pre Columbian North America for a laymen accustomed to reading history books based on written rather than archaeological sources During the nine years that have passed since I read this work I have read half a dozen books on narrow aspects of the Indian societies that existed prior to arrival of the Europeans and have always felt that this book provided an excellent context in which I could situate the findings of the works having a restricted focusFagan's book does a good job of explaining where the state of dating technology is and the strength of the evidence supporting the theses that are currently dominant

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He continent in its wider context in human prehistory Lavish illustrations many new to the fourth edition draw on North America's rich ethnographic record to illustrate key sites and artifacts The chapter on first settlement has been heavily revised in light of new discoveries in Si. Here is a book worth reading by anyone period Doesn't matter if you're an anthropologist archeologist historian lay reader looking for a good exciting entertaining and engaging read you've found it Fagan makes the ancient continent live again Strongly recommended as a writer's resource if you're writing about this time period and place It was one of the few science books that was so enlivening I couldn't put it down says a lot about a writer when they can cause that level of interest in a dead topic

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Ancient North AmericaBeria and the Americas and current controversies are surveyed Chapters on archaeological theory the Great Basin the Northeast the Northwest and the Archaeology of European Contact reflect major advances and important new discoveries and scientific methodologies receive full coverage. I read the 2nd edition but it's probably almost the same I still use this as a reference