Alabama and the Borderlands: From Prehistory to Statehood - download pdf or read online

By Reid Badger, Lawrence A. Clayton, Dr. Marvin T. Smith, Bruce D. Smith, Richard A. Krause, Eugene Lyon, Charles Hudson, Jeffrey P. Brain, Chester B. DePratter, Hazel P. Coker, William S. Coker, Michale C. Scardaville, Wilcomb Washburn, James B. Griffin

ISBN-10: 0817302085

ISBN-13: 9780817302085

Born of a priority with Alabama's earlier and the necessity to discover and clarify that legacy, this ebook brings jointly the nation's top students at the prehistory and early background of Alabama and the southeastern U.S. overlaying issues starting from the Mississippian interval in archaeology and the de Soto excursion (and different early ecu explorations and settlements of Alabama) to the 1780 Siege of cellular, this can be a entire and readable selection of scholarship on early Alabama.

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In subsequent millennia, semisedentary village life lapsed into either (I) full-scale village farming, centered upon blocks of adjacent masonry rooms, or (2) large-scale-irrigation agriculture which supported sizable villages of aboveground timber, grass, and earth-covered houses. Isolated masonry room blocks gave way to the multistoried, multiroom pueblo towns of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Similar towns and their lifestyle persisted into historic times. D. 41 A seriously reduced carrying capacity during the altithermal seems to have forced the inhabitants of the Great Plains into oasis areas or peripheral regions where they developed a diversified lifestyle.

A full review of these ideas would produce a very large volume; but an engaging and delightful summary was prepared by Robert Wauchope in which he provides a list of erroneous ideas: that the Indians "were once Tyrian Phoenicians, Assyrians, Ancient 41 Tames B. "4 Publishers have always been ready to sponsor any fantasy, if it is readable and they can make money on it. The only acceptable proposal for the presence of prehistoric people in the New World is that they crossed the Bering land bridge, connecting Siberia and Alaska, between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago, gradually occupying the Americas and slowly developing, over thousands of years, the great variety of cultural patterns that were observed by Europeans.

D. 700, groups that lived in areas with abundant natural foods (fish, forest products, and shellfish) experienced a level of residential stability which promoted the full potential of a hunting/harvesting lifestyle. Our picture of this Woodland period in the Southeast is one of peoples who were still hunters and harvestersamong whom plant cultivation, if known, made slow headway. Use of the bow and arrow, improved hunting techniques, new methods of harvesting and using forest products, and improved fishing techniques seem to have hindered the growth of emphasis upon food production.

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Alabama and the Borderlands: From Prehistory to Statehood by Reid Badger, Lawrence A. Clayton, Dr. Marvin T. Smith, Bruce D. Smith, Richard A. Krause, Eugene Lyon, Charles Hudson, Jeffrey P. Brain, Chester B. DePratter, Hazel P. Coker, William S. Coker, Michale C. Scardaville, Wilcomb Washburn, James B. Griffin


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