By Brenda J. Baker, Lisa Kealhofer
“An vital addition to the becoming literature on American Indian-Eropean touch in North the USA, providing clean views at the variability of local societies’ responses to contact.” –from the Foreword, via Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Museum of typical History
“The in basic terms contemporary quantity that explicitly concentrates on biocultural touch results in line with bioarchaeology, paleopathology, and ethnohistory…and [the just one] to emphasize so strongly that greater than affliction results have been occupied with the depopulation of local Americans.” –Rebecca Storey, college of Houston
Most researchers of the eu payment of North the USA think that local American populations have been decimated exclusively and uniformly by means of brought ailment. those authors problem that assumption, demonstrating that local American societies answered to ecu encroachment in advanced and sundry methods. They draw on facts from inhabitants case experiences in what's now the southern usa to set up convincingly that archaeological and bioanthropological examine are robust instruments for cultural interpretation.
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Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Smith, Marvin T. 1987 Archaeology of Aboriginal Culture Change in the Interior Southeast: Depopulation during the Early Historic Period. Ripley P. Bullen Monographs in Anthropology and History no. 6. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Snow, Dean R. 1995 Microchronology and Demographic Evidence Relating to the Size of Pre-Columbian North American Indian Populations. Science 268:1601-4. Stannard, David E. 1992 American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World.
An array of independent cultural, biological, and environmental factors contributed to the often dramatic changes traditionally ascribed to European contact alone. These papers indicate that detailed studies of individual cultures from the late prehistoric through the historic periods paint a rich and variable portrait of ongoing cultural and biological adaptation. It is our hope that these studies will stimulate a reevaluation of the evidence for epidemic disease-driven demographic collapse and, more importantly, promote thorough, localized investigations of aboriginal change from late prehistoric to recent times.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Page 11 Hann, John H. 1988 Apalachee: The Land Between the Rivers. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Henige, David 1986 Primary Source by Primary Source? On the Role of Epidemics in New World Depopulation. Ethnohistory 33:293-312. Jennings, Francis 1975 The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. Johansson, S. Ryan 1982 The Demographic History of the Native Peoples of North America: A Selective Bibliography.
Bioarchaeology of Native Americans in the Spanish Borderlands (Ripley P. Bullen Series) by Brenda J. Baker, Lisa Kealhofer