The Evolution of Complex Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological Evidence from the North Pacific

Ben Fitzhugh

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The Evolution of Complex Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological Evidence from the North Pacific

The Evolution of Complex Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological Evidence from the North Pacific By Ben Fitzhugh The Evolution of Complex Hunter Gatherers Archaeological Evidence from the North Pacific In I had the good fortune to join in the excavation of a phenomenal archae ological site on the western coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska The New Karluk site a k a Karluk One was perched on the

  • Title: The Evolution of Complex Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological Evidence from the North Pacific
  • Author: Ben Fitzhugh
  • ISBN: 9780306478536
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Evolution of Complex Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological Evidence from the North Pacific By Ben Fitzhugh In 1987, I had the good fortune to join in the excavation of a phenomenal archae ological site on the western coast of Kodiak Island, in Alaska The New Karluk site a k a Karluk One was perched on the edge of the small village of Karluk at the mouth of the river of the same name, once one of the most productive salmon rivers in the North Pacific I had just compleIn 1987, I had the good fortune to join in the excavation of a phenomenal archae ological site on the western coast of Kodiak Island, in Alaska The New Karluk site a k a Karluk One was perched on the edge of the small village of Karluk at the mouth of the river of the same name, once one of the most productive salmon rivers in the North Pacific I had just completed my sopho year of college, and under the direction of Richard Jordan, I enthusiastically joined sev eral other students in the Kodiak Archaeology Projects New Karluk excavation I had participated in my father s archaeological research in Eastern Canada since early childhood, but the Karluk dig was unlike any archaeology I had experienced before For three months, we peeled back layers of grass, wood, and earth floors separated by remnants of ancient sod roofs Due to the unusual preservation and richness of the site, at every tum we uncovered perishable items such as bent wood bowls, masks, dolls, puffin beak rattles, grass baskets, fragments of fiber netting, locks of hair, and food waste Preservation was so excellent, in fact, that we often exposed grass blades still green after hundreds of years, which once exposed to air would tum brown before our eyes.
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