The Subsistence Economies of Indigenous North American Societies (Hardcover)

A Handbook

By Bruce D. Smith (Editor), Mary J. Adair (Contribution by), Karen R. Adams (Contribution by)

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 9781935623014, 616pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2011

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This volume provides a comprehensive account of how Native American societies met the challenges of adapting to the varied ecosystems of North America over the past 10,000 years. The contributors address recurrent questions that have shaped debates regarding the nature of Native American's interaction with and impact on their local environments, and explore the use of wild plant and animal resources in eight different geographical regions and the incorporation of domesticated crops and livestock into Native American societies.

About the Author

Bruce D. Smith is curator and senior archaeologist in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.