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Societies in Eclipse, Societies in Eclipse, 0817353526, 0-8173-5352-6, 978-0-8173-5352-0, 9780817353520, , , Societies in Eclipse, 0817383395, 0-8173-8339-5, 978-0-8173-8339-8, 9780817383398,

Societies in Eclipse
Archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands Indians, A.D. 1400-1700
Edited by David S. Brose, C. Wesley Cowan, and Robert C. Mainfort

Quality Paper
2006. 304 pp.
Price:  $34.95 s
E Book
2009. 304 pp.
Price:  $34.95 d

While contact with explorers, missionaries, and traders made a significant impact on natives of the Eastern Woodlands, Indian peoples cannot be solely understood from the historical record. Here, in Societies in Eclipse, archaeologists combine recent research with insights from anthropology, historiography, and oral tradition to examine the cultural landscape preceding and immediately following the arrival of Europeans. The evidence suggests that native societies were in the process of significant cultural transformation prior to contact.


David S. Brose, Director of Cranbrook Institute of Science and founding editor of The Mid-Continental Journal of Archaeology, is author, editor, or co-editor of many professional works, including The 1838–42 U.S. Exploring Expedition and American Science in the Age of Sail, and the National Historic Landmark Study, Earliest Americans of the Eastern United States


C. Wesley Cowan is a retired anthropologist and museum curator, founder and owner of Cowan's Auctions, Inc., a star on the PBS series, History Detectives,” and  a frequent appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.


Robert C. Mainfort Jr. is an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey in Fayetteville, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, and co-editor of his latest volume, Woodland Period Systematics in the Middle Ohio Valley.


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