Summary: When Ancient North America first appeared in 1990, it was immediately hailed as the essential introductory textbook on the subject for students. This clearly written, authoritative, and definitive synthesis of North American archaeology covers over 15,000 years of the past, from the first human settlers to European contact and beyond. It has become a standard work used through three editions in undergraduate and graduate courses at hundreds of colleges and universitie ...show mores.
The book offers a balanced summary of every major culture area in North America, and places the continent in its wider context in human prehistory. For the fourth edition, Professor Fagan, one of the foremost living archaeological writers and an authority on world prehistory, has completely revised and updated the book, soliciting and drawing upon input from dozens of experts on different areas of the continent.
The book remains a unique, authoritative overview of a complex subject, written in an accessible style by a leading archaeologist and experienced teacher. ...show less