Taming the Taxonomy : Toward a New Understanding of Great Lakes Archaeology

edited by Ronald F. Williamson and Christopher M. Watts

This diverse compilation of papers on new approaches to the classification of the pre-European history of the Great Lakes region is taken from the proceedings of the 1997 Ontario Archaeological Society-Midest Archaeological Conference Symposium in Toronto. It offers the most recent perspectives of prominent archaeologists on “the discourse of taxonomy,” and it is essential reading for student and practising archaeologists working in the area.

For more general readers, the volume can also serve as a provocative and up-to-date introduction to modern research on the earliest history of present-day Ontario and parts of Quebec in Canada, and such US states as New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.Fifty different figures and tables include some striking photographs of native North American pottery and tools, and helpful maps of pre-European settlement sites. A 75-page list of references doubles as an up-to-date bibliographic guide to the current state of the art.

Published in association with The Ontario Archaeological Society, Inc. (The distribution of this publication has also been assisted by The Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology.)

416 pages, 140 x 215 mm, softcover. ISBN:1-896973-18-3.

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