Emerging from the Mist: Studies in Northwest Coast Culture History (Pacific Rim Archaeology,)

Emerging from the Mist: Studies in Northwest Coast Culture History (Pacific Rim Archaeology,) by R. G. Matson, Gary Coupland, Quentin Mackie epub pdf fb2

Title: Emerging from the Mist: Studies in Northwest Coast Culture History (Pacific Rim Archaeology,)
Author: R. G. Matson, Gary Coupland, Quentin Mackie
ISBN10: 0774809817
ISBN13: 978-0774809818
Publisher: UBC Press (October 1, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas
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Emerging from the Mist: Studies in Northwest Coast Culture History (Pacific Rim Archaeology,) by R. G. Matson, Gary Coupland, Quentin Mackie


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Ethnographic, ethnohistoric, and archaeological understanding of the pre-contact nature of the Northwest Coast has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. The ethnography of this area, which describes the most prominent examples of socially-complex hunters and gatherers, is known and studied across the globe but its archaeology is much less well known.Emerging from the Mist expands and updates our understanding of the nature and evolution of pre-contact Northwest Coast society. Addressing a wide range of topics, including original and penetrating analyses of the fur trade, pre-contact metallurgy and architecture, and migration, the collection makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the Northwest Coast. Scholars and students of archaeology and anthropology, and those with an interest in pre-contact Northwest Coast history will find this volume especially rewarding. This volume carries on the intellectual traditions of Wayne Suttles' grounded and empirical approach, and that of Donald H. Mitchell, who more than any other researcher integrated archaeology, ethnography and ethnohistory into his own research.