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By Christopher S. Jazwa, Jennifer E. Perry

California’s Channel Islands are a series of 8 islands that stretch alongside the state’s southern sea coast from Santa Barbara’s element notion to the Mexican border. renowned vacationer locations at the present time, those islands as soon as supported the various earliest human populations within the Americas; archaeological proof of maritime Paleo-Indian settlements at the northern islands dates again a few 13,000 years. The indigenous peoples of the islands—the Chumash of the northern islands and the Tongva of the southern islands—thrived into ancient occasions through depending upon the abundance and variety of marine and terrestrial assets on hand to them. California’s Channel Islands presents a definitive archaeological research of those targeted islands and their population, and is the 1st ebook to debate the islands and their peoples holistically instead of separately or by means of subgroup.

Tracing the human career of the islands from the earliest payment on the finish of the Pleistocene by means of marine-adapted foragers with refined stone device applied sciences to the tragic tale of old depopulation carrying on with into the 19th century, individuals talk about subject matters together with human cost styles on small and massive scales, prehistoric trails, using plant assets, and ceremonialism. additionally they tackle the choices that individuals made while faced with different and altering environments. by means of concentrating on precise points of human relationships with California’s Channel Islands via time, they inform a narrative of payment, subsistence, and formality at the coastal fringe of western North America.

This compendium of scholarship condenses many years of excavation and research right into a unmarried, illuminating quantity that might be essential for these attracted to the Channel Islands or New global historical past or archaeology.


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2004). Thus, little was known about the nature of chipped stone technologies made and used by early maritime peoples on the northern Channel Islands. 2) were first illustrated and described by Wardle (1913) and George Heye (1921), founder and director of the Museum of the American Indian. Heye funded a four-and-​ a-half-month-long collecting expedition to San Miguel Island in 1919, led by Ralph Glidden, an antiquarian who worked extensively on the Channel Islands during the early twentieth century.

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