Ancient America

Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself

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Author: Kenneth L. Feder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144226313X

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.

Archaeological Oddities

A Field Guide to Forty Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America

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Author: Kenneth L. Feder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538105977

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This book is an offbeat field guide for sites in North America that reflect the rejection of the facts of prehistory and history. They are the physical equivalents of "fake news" about America's ancient past. Feder provides an entertaining summary forty sites along with the practical information you’ll need to visit these fun and fascinating sites.

Encyclopedia of Japanese Descendants in the Americas

An Illustrated History of the Nikkei

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Author: Akemi Kikumura-Yano

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759101494

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Describes Japanese immigration to the Western Hemisphere over the past two hundred years.

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation

An International Guide to Laws and Practice in the Excavation and Treatment of Archaeological Human Remains

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Author: Nicholas Marquez-Grant,Linda Fibiger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136879560

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

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Methodologies and legislative frameworks regarding the archaeological excavation, retrieval, analysis, curation and potential reburial of human skeletal remains differ throughout the world. As work forces have become increasingly mobile and international research collaborations are steadily increasing, the need for a more comprehensive understanding of different national research traditions, methodologies and legislative structures within the academic and commercial sector of physical anthropology has arisen. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation provides comprehensive information on the excavation of archaeological human remains and the law through 62 individual country contributions from Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Australasia. More specifically, the volume discusses the following: What is the current situation (including a brief history) of physical anthropology in the country? What happens on discovering human remains (who is notified, etc.)? What is the current legislation regarding the excavation of archaeological human skeletal remains? Is a license needed to excavate human remains? Is there any specific legislation regarding excavation in churchyards? Any specific legislation regarding war graves? Are physical anthropologists involved in the excavation process? Where is the cut-off point between forensic and archaeological human remains (e.g. 100 years, 50 years, 25 years...)? Can human remains be transported abroad for research purposes? What methods of anthropological analysis are mostly used in the country? Are there any methods created in that country which are population-specific? Are there particular ethical issues that need to be considered when excavating human remains, such as religious groups or tribal groups? In addition, an overview of landmark anthropological studies and important collections are provided where appropriate. The entries are contained by an introductory chapter by the editors which establish the objectives and structure of the book, setting it within a wider archaeological framework, and a conclusion which explores the current European and world-wide trends and perspectives in the study of archaeological human remains. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation makes a timely, much-needed contribution to the field of physical anthropology and is unique as it combines information on the excavation of human remains and the legislation that guides it, alongside information on the current state of physical anthropology across several continents. It is an indispensible tool for archaeologists involved in the excavation of human remains around the world.

Bankruptcy of Our Nation

12 Key Strategies for Protecting Your Finances in These Uncertain Times

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Author: Jerry Robinson

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780892216932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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IDENTIFIES AND EXAMINES THE FIVE DANGEROUS TRENDS CURRENTLY IMPACTING THE U.S. ECONOMY AND YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY.

Liberation Psychotherapy

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Author: Frank Morris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847287220

Category: Education

Page: 136

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A tight overview of the therapeutic system developed over a span of forty years. Astute readers know there is no authoritative 'Right Way', signed and sealed by the potentate of all healing. The best any writer can do is be confessional, as true to science as possible, and report on decades of clinical experience. The following chapters are written with those principles in mind. Explore and prove by your own observations...Frank Reinhardt Morris

"Times Are Altered with Us"

American Indians from First Contact to the New Republic

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Author: Roger M. Carpenter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118733150

Category: History

Page: 312

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"Times Are Altered with Us": American Indians from Contact to the New Republic offers a concise and engaging introduction to the turbulent 300-year-period of the history of Native Americans and their interactions with Europeans—and then Americans—from 1492 to 1800. Considers the interactions of American Indians at many points of "First Contact" across North America, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts Explores the early years of contact, trade, reciprocity, and colonization, from initial engagement of different Indian and European peoples—Spanish, French, Dutch, English, and Russian—up to the start of tenuous and stormy relations with the new American government Charts the rapid decline in American Indian populations due to factors including epidemic Old World diseases, genocide and warfare by explorers and colonists, tribal warfare, and the detrimental effects of resource ruination and displacement from traditional lands Features a completely up-to-date synthesis of the literature of the field Incorporates useful student features, including maps, illustrations, and a comprehensive and evaluative Bibliographical Essay Written in an engaging style by an expert in Native American history and designed for use in both the U.S. history survey as well as dedicated courses in Native American studies