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An Archaeologist Looks at Our Earliest Inhabitants
A narrative account of aboriginal California prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers. Chronicling more than 13,000 years of human adaptation to the diverse and changing landscape, this book offers an introduction to bother the prehistory of California and the history of California archaeology, from the early-twentieth-century excavation of Emeryville and Cosumnes River Valley shell mounds to the twenty-first-century dominance of the field by Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Written at the introductory level, it is the first comprehensive guide to California archaeology and prehistory designed for a general audience.