The First American A Story of North American Archaeology C.W. Ceram

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Published: 1971

Hardcover

357 pages


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The First American A Story of North American Archaeology  by  C.W. Ceram

The First American A Story of North American Archaeology by C.W. Ceram
1971 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 357 pages | ISBN: | 7.18 Mb

The length of this book seemed intimidating at first, but it proved to be quite fascinating. After the first chapter it was difficult to put the book down. The text is flowing, etched with many facts and examples and generally well written. The author really seems to love archaelogy and manages to spark a good bit of enthusiasm in the reader as well. It focuses on archaeological methods, the conquest of South-Western U.S. and pueblos, mounds and the most relevant earliest archaelogical find. Methods such as statigraphy, radiocarbondating and dendocronology are explained in much detail (in the process paying an overwhelming tribute to Thomas Jefferson).

The search for the seven (golden) cities of Cibola is retold in great length. So much so that it would seemingly make for a good movie. The story of Ishi, the last living stone age man in the U.S. is also told in some length. All in all it is a popular history type of book. The information is surely outdated but it still makes for a good read.



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