From the Back Cover
Written by accomplished scholar Dean Snow, this new text approaches native North America from the perspective of ecology and cultural evolution. Designed for semester-length courses, with an instructor's guide suggesting edits for ten-week terms and optional enhancements.KEY TOPICS: The narrative includes Mesoamerica, and explicates the links between the part of North America covered by the United States and Canada and the portions covered by Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and the Greater Antilles. Additionally, book is extensively illustrated with the author's own photographs and figures. Early chapters 1-4 cover the whole continent in a topical way to stress the earliest evidence, while later chapters 5-15 cover specific regions of the continent. MARKET: For cross-cultural research and introductory courses in North American Archaeology.
About the Author
Dean R. Snow has been teaching within the Department of Anthropology at the Pennsylvania State University since 1995. Before that, he spent significant time in various faculty and administrative positions at the University of Albany, SUNY. In addition to the Archaeology of Native North America, Professor Snow has written multiple articles on human migration as well as on topics integrating cyber-technology with archaeological methods. He is a member of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for American Archaeology.