Anderson, David G., 1949-. Paleoindian interaction networks in the eastern woodlands

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Title: Paleoindian interaction networks in the eastern woodlands

Published in: Native American interactions : multiscalar analyses and interpretations in the eastern woodlands, edited by Michael S. Nassaney and Kenneth E. Sassaman

Published By: Native American interactions : multiscalar analyses and interpretations in the eastern woodlands, edited by Michael S. Nassaney and Kenneth E. Sassaman Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995. 3-26 p.: ill., map

By line: David G. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Late Paleo-Indian (N037)

Subjects: Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Sociocultural trends (178); Identification (101); Social relationships and groups (571); Settlement patterns (361); Weapons (411);

Abstract: Anderson discusses Clovis settlement patterns and early colonization of eastern North America. (He believes Early Paleoindians quickly settled in resource-rich areas that Anderson believes acted as staging areas from which people later spread out during Middle Paleoindian times after 10,800 BP.) There was a rapid emergence of regional subtraditions from 10,800 BP on as seen in distinct non-Clovis projectile points. The decreased mobility did not come from population growth, but from the initial population adopting settlement ranges that met 'cultural perceptions of appropriate size, range, spacing, and frequency of interaction, as well as ... biological needs, specifically the maintenance of viable mating networks and the avoidance of redundant land use...' (page 5). Anderson examines how these interactions between groups of people affected and changed group mobility strategies. He also proposes ways to identify these interactions archaeologically.

Document Number: 26

Document ID: n037-026

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2009

Coverage Date: 10,900-10,000 BP (8900-8000 BC)

Coverage Place: eastern North America: Canada and the United States

LCSH: Woodland Indians--Antiquities

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