Kamchadal Culture and its Relationships in the Old and New Worlds

Author(s): Chester S. Chard

Year: 1961


The purpose of this study is an attempt to analyze aboriginal Kamchadal culture in order to ascertain, insofar as possible, its origins, relationships, and role in the culture history of the North Pacific. It does not purport to be a complete ethnography, although it should serve as an introductory one. It was felt that instead of merely lining up raw materials for others to work on, it would be of more immediate value and use to culture historians to analyze them, selecting the significant features and presenting the deductions which can be drawn therefrom, with special attention to their wider implications. The present work, therefore may thus be regarded rather as a contribution to the culture history of the North Pacific area than as a study of Kamchadal per se.

The Archives of Archaeology Series is a 29-volume set jointly published by the University of Wisconsin Press and the Society for American Archaeology on opaque microcards, a now obsolete format. The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse has digitized the original opaque microcards and made the digital copies available through tDAR. More information on the process of digitizing the series can be found in Joseph Tiffany’s 2012 article entitled "Digitizing the Archives of Archaeology Series" in the SAA Archaeological Record (http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=113770).

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Kamchadal Culture and its Relationships in the Old and New Worlds. Chester S. Chard. Archives of Archaeology ,No. 15. Washington D.C. and Madison, WI : Society for American Archaeology and the University of Wisconsin Press. 1961 ( tDAR id: 374883) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88G8JXZ

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Basketry Ceramic Chipped Stone Fauna

Site Name

Investigation Types
Ethnographic Research

Geographic Keywords
Kamchatka Peninsula

Spatial Coverage

min long: 154.688; min lat: 50.625 ; max long: 169.453; max lat: 61.606 ;

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