Nineteen archaeologists associated with various institutions in the Great Plains contributed their expertise to this volume edited by Robert J. Hoard and William E. Banks. This 2006 publication represents the first comprehensive overview of Kansas prehistory since Waldo Wedel’s 1959 Introduction to Kansas Archaeology. This current publication covers 12,000 years of human occupation spread over 82,158 square miles of territory.
Archaeology of the Great Plains
The 14 contributors to this volume edited by W. Raymond Wood have analyzed archaeological remains and associated evidence to present a systematic overview of human prehistory throughout the North American Great Plains. Focusing on habitat and cultural diversity, the chapters present how people responded to changing climates and associated biota as they adapted, survived, and flourished for over 12,000 years.
People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America
This is the first of two volumes dedicated to the study of the prehistoric ethnobotany of North America. This book reveals the use of indigenous plants by the continent’s inhabitants for over 12 millennia. In her chapter on the Great Plains, Mary Adair divides the area into six regions and summarizes the use of wild plants, the importance of cultivated and domesticated species, and the patterns in plant use between and among the regions.
Plains Village Archaeology
Identified as bison-hunting farmers, the Plains Village period flourished for about 500 years. Contributors summarize and synthesize detailed data sets accumulated over decades that enlighten social and cultural process.