Stone Tool Traditions in the Contact Era

Stone Tool Traditions in the Contact Era

eBook - 2003
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Explores the impact of European colonization on Native American and Pacific Islander technology and culture. This is the first comprehensive analysis of the partial replacement of flaked stone and ground stone traditions by metal tools in the Americas during the Contact Era. It examines the functional, symbolic, and economic consequences of that replacement on the lifeways of native populations, even as lithic technologies persisted well after the landing of Columbus. Ranging across North America and to Hawaii, the studies show that, even with wide access to metal objects, Native Americans con.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, Ă2003
ISBN: 9780817381752
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps


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