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The prehistory of Texas / edited by Timothy K. Perttula.

Contributor(s): Perttula, Timothy K.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Texas A & M University anthropology series: no. 9.Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M Univ Press, 2012Description: 471 p. : ill., maps ; 31 cm.ISBN: 1603445196; 9781603445191.Subject(s): Paleo-Indians -- Texas | Hunting and gathering societies -- Texas | Indians of North America -- Texas -- Antiquities | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Texas -- History | Texas -- AntiquitiesDDC classification: 976.4/01 LOC classification: E78.T4 | P72 2012
Contents:
An introduction to Texas prehistoric archeology / Timothy K. Perttula -- Paleoindian archeology in Texas / C. Britt Bousman, Barry W. Baker, and Anne C. Kerr -- Archeology in Central Texas / Michael B. Collins -- The prehistory of South Texas / Thomas R. Hester -- Prehistoric occupation of the central and lower Texas coast / Robert A. Ricklis -- The archeology of the Native American occupation of southeast Texas / Robert A. Ricklis -- Prehistory of the Jornada Mogollon and Eastern Trans-Pecos regions of West Texas / Myles R. Miller and Nancy A. Kenmotsu -- The lower Pecos River region of Texas and Northern Mexico / Solveig A. Turpin -- Archeology and late quaternary environments of the Southern High Plains / Eileen Johnson and Vance T. Holliday -- The Palo Duro complex / Douglas K. Boyd -- From stone slab architecture to abandonment / Robert l. Brooks -- The archeology of the Post Oak Savanna of East-Central Texas / Ross C. Fields -- The Prehistoric and Caddoan archeology of the Northeastern Texas Pineywoods / Timothy K. Perttula.
Summary: This comprehensive volume explores in detail the varied experience of native peoples who lived on this land in prehistoric times. Chapters on each of the regions offer cutting-edge research, the culmination of years of work by dozens of the most knowledgeable experts.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-469).

This comprehensive volume explores in detail the varied experience of native peoples who lived on this land in prehistoric times. Chapters on each of the regions offer cutting-edge research, the culmination of years of work by dozens of the most knowledgeable experts.

An introduction to Texas prehistoric archeology / Timothy K. Perttula -- Paleoindian archeology in Texas / C. Britt Bousman, Barry W. Baker, and Anne C. Kerr -- Archeology in Central Texas / Michael B. Collins -- The prehistory of South Texas / Thomas R. Hester -- Prehistoric occupation of the central and lower Texas coast / Robert A. Ricklis -- The archeology of the Native American occupation of southeast Texas / Robert A. Ricklis -- Prehistory of the Jornada Mogollon and Eastern Trans-Pecos regions of West Texas / Myles R. Miller and Nancy A. Kenmotsu -- The lower Pecos River region of Texas and Northern Mexico / Solveig A. Turpin -- Archeology and late quaternary environments of the Southern High Plains / Eileen Johnson and Vance T. Holliday -- The Palo Duro complex / Douglas K. Boyd -- From stone slab architecture to abandonment / Robert l. Brooks -- The archeology of the Post Oak Savanna of East-Central Texas / Ross C. Fields -- The Prehistoric and Caddoan archeology of the Northeastern Texas Pineywoods / Timothy K. Perttula.

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CHOICE Review

This one-volume overview of Texas prehistory synthesizes the wealth of archaeological information that has accumulated, principally over the past two decades, creating a body of over 50,000 known sites. Following an impressive initial essay on the statewide evidence for the earliest Paleo-Indian period, the authors--all professional archaeologists with extensive recent work to their credit--bow to state diversity and take a regional approach to its prehistory. Each regional chapter includes maps, time charts, illustrations of artifacts, and photographs of important sites in excavation. The bibliography is comprehensive and complete through 2000. One of the most impressive state summaries to date, the volume will serve avocational archaeologists, students, and professionals as an introduction to Texas prehistory and will provide an authoritative, readable source for general readers. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels and libraries. R. B. Clay formerly, University of Kentucky

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TIMOTHY K. PERTTULA, a Fellow of the Texas Archaeological Society, is an archaeologist with Archaeological & Environmental Consultants, LLC, and lives in Austin, Texas.

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