The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites

The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites

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The excavation of shell middens and mounds is an important source of information regarding past human diet, settlement, technology, and paleoenvironments. The contributors to this book introduce new ways to study shell-matrix sites, ranging from the geochemical analysis of shellfish to the interpretation of human remains buried within. Drawing upon examples from around the world, this is one of the only books to offer a global perspective on the archaeology of shell-matrix sites. a€œA substantial contribution to the literature on the subject and . . . essential reading for archaeologists and others who work on this type of site.a€a€”Barbara Voorhies, University of California, Santa Barbara, author of Coastal Collectors in the Holocene: The Chantuto People of Southwest MexicoMyrian Alvarez (PhD, archaeology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a researcher of Centro Austral de ... JosAc Antonio Anacleto has worked at the Geological Museum, Lisbon, since and is studying environmen- tal sciences at theanbsp;...

Title:The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites
Author: Mirjana Roksandic, Sheila Mendonça de Souza, Sabine Eggers, Meghan Burchell, Daniela Klokler
Publisher:UNM Press - 2014-05-15

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