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The archaeology of tribal social formations

The archaeology of tribal social formations

selections from American antiquity and Latin American antiquity

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Published by Society for American Archaeology, SAA Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indians of North America -- Antiquities,
  • Indians of Central America -- Antiquities,
  • Indians of South America -- Antiquities,
  • Tribes -- North America -- History,
  • Tribes -- Latin America -- History,
  • Social archaeology -- North America,
  • Social archaeology -- Latin America,
  • North America -- Antiquities,
  • Latin America -- Antiquities

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesAmerican antiquity., Latin American antiquity.
    Statementcompiled by Michelle Hegmon.
    ContributionsHegmon, Michelle.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE77.9 .A725 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24069650M
    ISBN 109780932839381
    LC Control Number2010007174
    OCLC/WorldCa527702836

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