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Adena Mound

Adena Mound  

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[Si]Burial mound beside the Scioto River which gives its name to the Adena Complex of early Woodland cultures. Excavated by William C. Mills in the early 20th century.Rep.:W. C. Mills, 1902, ...
America

America  

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The name was apparently coined in M. Waldseemüller Cosmographiae Introductio (1507) and coming from Americus, modern Latin form of the name of the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci (1451–1512), who ...
Anasazi

Anasazi  

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[CP]A regional cultural grouping of peoples living along the Arizona–Utah borderlands of the USA, emerging within the Basketmaker Phase defined in the prehistory of the southwestern part of North ...
Anthony Henday

Anthony Henday  

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(1725–?),English trader who traveled with Cree in the Canadian interior. Anthony Henday was born in Shorwell, Isle of Wight, in late 1725, one of eight children. Since his father ...
Arthur Dobbs

Arthur Dobbs  

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(1689–1765).Ulster landowner, member of the Irish House of Commons, from 1733 surveyor-general of Ireland, Dobbs actively pursued British colonial interests overseas. His 1731 tract, Memorial on the ...
Athabascan

Athabascan  

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With a population of about 130,000 speakers, nearly three-quarters of whom speak Navajo, Athabaskan (also spelled Athabascan and Athapaskan) constitutes the most populous Native American language ...
Bat Cave

Bat Cave  

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Is a complex of large and small rockshelters containing evidence of human use from ca. 10,000 b.p. to the present, but is best known as one of the oldest maize-producing ...
Battlefield Archaeology of North America

Battlefield Archaeology of North America  

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The study of military and battlefield sites can provide an important means of analyzing the behavioral patterns and cultural expressions of status in American society. Because military sites are ...
Bristol Voyages

Bristol Voyages  

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The question of whether ships sailing from Bristol reached America before Christopher Columbus's celebrated voyage of 1492 has long exercised historians. The evidence is indirect but intriguing. For ...
Cahokia

Cahokia  

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Was the largest pre-Columbian town in what is now the United States. It covered about 5 square miles (13 sq km) of unevenly occupied Mississippi River bottomland and included over ...
Casas Grandes

Casas Grandes  

Also known as Paquimé, was once one of the largest and most influential communities in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Casas Grandes is located in northwestern Chihuahua at the ...
Central America

Central America  

Central American children's books reflect the history and culture of the bridge of seven nations (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) that connects North and ...
Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon  

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[Si]A wide alluvium‐floored canyon, 15 km in length, with high steep sides, in northwest New Mexico. Over 2400 archaeological sites have been recorded within the 82 square kilometres of the canyon ...
Cíbola

Cíbola  

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The place-name “Cíbola” (or “Cíbula”) was used by Spanish explorers in the first half of the sixteenth century. It refers to a group of seven wealthy cities that were supposedly ...
Cochise Culture

Cochise Culture  

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The Cochise culture is a model developed by archaeologists in the 1940s to describe a series of geologically superimposed preceramic archaeological sites exposed by erosion in southeastern Arizona ...
colonialism

colonialism  

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Law
[Th]The process whereby western nations established their rule in parts of the world away from their home territories.
Commercial Archaeology

Commercial Archaeology  

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Archaeology
As a relatively recent development within the field of archaeology, commercial archaeology focuses on the impact of developing technologies on culture and design. More specifically, commercial ...
continent

continent  

One of the seven major land areas on the Earth, which are North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica.
Dalton Culture

Dalton Culture  

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Is a Late Paleo-Indian or very Early Archaic archaeological manifestation which existed over the southeastern United States probably from about 10,500 to 10,000 b.p. It is recognized primarily by the ...
dendrochronology

dendrochronology  

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1 The science of dating by means of tree rings.2 All aspects of the study of annual growth layers in wood.

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