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Bioarchaeology of Native American adaptation in the Spanish borderlands [electronic resource] / edited by Brenda J. Baker and Lisa Kealhofer.

Contributor(s): Baker, Brenda J | Kealhofer, Lisa.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ripley P. Bullen series: Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1996Description: 1 online resource (xii, 232 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0813018994 (electronic bk.); 9780813018997 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Anthropometry -- Southern States | Indians of North America -- Anthropometry -- Southwest, New | Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Population | Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Population | Ethnoarchaeology -- Southern States | Ethnoarchaeology -- Southwest, New | Southern States -- Antiquities | Southwest, New -- Antiquities | Electronic books | HISTORY -- State & LocalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bioarchaeology of Native American adaptation in the Spanish borderlands.DDC classification: 975.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Assessing the impact of European contact on aboriginal populations / Brenda J. Baker and Lisa Kealhofer -- Bioarchaeological investigations. Protohistoric aborigines in West-Central Alabama : probable correlations to early European contact / M. Cassandra Hill -- Sociopolitical devolution in Northeast Mississippi and the timing of the de Soto entrada / Jay K. Johnson and Geoffrey R. Lehmann -- Evidence for demographic collapse in California / Lisa Kealhofer -- Skeletal biology and paleopidemiology. Implications of changing biomechanical and nutritional environments for activity and lifeway in the Eastern Spanish borderlands / Clark Spencer Larsen, Christopher B. Ruff, and Mark C. Griffin -- Effect of European contact on the health of indigenous populations in Texas / Elizabeth Miller -- Paleopidemiology of Eastern and Western Pueblo communities in protohistoric and early historic New Mexico / Ann L.W. Stodder -- Theoretical perspectives and prospects. Historic depopulation in the American Southwest : issues of interpretation and context-embedded analyses / Ann M. Palkovich -- Prospects and problems in contact-era research / George R. Milner -- Counterpoint to collapse : depopulation and adaptation / Lisa Kealhofer and Brenda J. Baker.
Summary: Most researchers of the European settlement of North America assume that Native American populations were decimated solely and uniformly by introduced disease. Baker and Kealhofer challenge that assumption, demonstrating that Native American societies responded to European encroachment in complex and varied ways. They draw on data from population case studies in what is now the southern United States to establish convincingly that archaeological and bioanthropological research are powerful tools for cultural interpretation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Most researchers of the European settlement of North America assume that Native American populations were decimated solely and uniformly by introduced disease. Baker and Kealhofer challenge that assumption, demonstrating that Native American societies responded to European encroachment in complex and varied ways. They draw on data from population case studies in what is now the southern United States to establish convincingly that archaeological and bioanthropological research are powerful tools for cultural interpretation.

Assessing the impact of European contact on aboriginal populations / Brenda J. Baker and Lisa Kealhofer -- Bioarchaeological investigations. Protohistoric aborigines in West-Central Alabama : probable correlations to early European contact / M. Cassandra Hill -- Sociopolitical devolution in Northeast Mississippi and the timing of the de Soto entrada / Jay K. Johnson and Geoffrey R. Lehmann -- Evidence for demographic collapse in California / Lisa Kealhofer -- Skeletal biology and paleopidemiology. Implications of changing biomechanical and nutritional environments for activity and lifeway in the Eastern Spanish borderlands / Clark Spencer Larsen, Christopher B. Ruff, and Mark C. Griffin -- Effect of European contact on the health of indigenous populations in Texas / Elizabeth Miller -- Paleopidemiology of Eastern and Western Pueblo communities in protohistoric and early historic New Mexico / Ann L.W. Stodder -- Theoretical perspectives and prospects. Historic depopulation in the American Southwest : issues of interpretation and context-embedded analyses / Ann M. Palkovich -- Prospects and problems in contact-era research / George R. Milner -- Counterpoint to collapse : depopulation and adaptation / Lisa Kealhofer and Brenda J. Baker.

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