Across the West: Human Population Movement and the Expansion by David Madsen, David Rhode

By David Madsen, David Rhode

David Madsen is the previous division Chair of Drafting expertise and an teacher at Clackamas neighborhood university, a licensed AutoCAD. education heart in Oregon urban, Oregon. he's additionally a former member of the Board of administrators of the yank layout Drafting organization.

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How Will I Know You? Archaeological Visibility of the Numic Spread in the Western Great Basin Robert G. Elsto 150 19. Invisible from the West: Numic Expansion from the Perspective of the Carson Desert Christopher Raven 152 20. Recent Transitions in Eastern Great Basin Prehistory: The Archaeological Record Joel C. Janetski 157 21. In Search of the Ancestral Northern Shoshone Richard N. Holmer 179 22. The Numic Occupation of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah during the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Periods Alan D.

Why did the reconstruction of Numic history suddenly become such a topic of interest among archaeologists immediately after Lamb, and why did this Page 12 interest subsequently dwindle? The answers may lie in intellectual currents prevailing throughout American archaeological thought at the time. The flowering of alternative Numic histories came at a time when it was widely felt that archaeologists were either anthropologists or they were nothing, that archaeologists must go beyond archaeological classifications of material culture and attempt to trace the history of social or linguistic entities (cf.

It is highly improbable that they have actually spread out thus. We must rather look upon the focus as the region where the condensation has been greatest, the tract where newcomers gradually agglomerated, not the hive from which the whole body swarmed" (Kroeber 1925:577). Kroeber was here considering the whole of what is now known as Northern Uto-Aztecan, not just the Numic groups of the Intermountain West. Concerning Numic groups proper, "the languages of the Plateau [Numic] branch in California represent a much more recent stratum," wrote Kroeber (1925:580), but then warned "it is entirely conceivable that these tongues have been spoken in their present locations from time immemorial.

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