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Monumentality in the Hunter-Gatherer-Fisher Landscapes of the Greater San Francisco Bay, California

Author(s): Kent Lightfoot ; Edward Luby ; Matthew Russell ; Gabriel Sanchez ; Thomas Wake

Year: 2016

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This paper examines the construction of impressive mounded landscapes along the greater San Francisco Bay in Late Holocene and Historic times.The authors address some of the theoretical and methodological issues involved in the investigation of extensive accretional shell mound complexes that were built up over multiple centuries. In evaluating questions about how and why these monumental landscapes were constructed, they present recent findings from the study of both large and small sized mounds from a discrete settlement cluster on the east shore of San Francisco Bay.


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Monumentality in the Hunter-Gatherer-Fisher Landscapes of the Greater San Francisco Bay, California. Kent Lightfoot, Edward Luby, Matthew Russell, Gabriel Sanchez, Thomas Wake. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403614)


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min long: -125.464; min lat: 32.101 ; max long: -114.214; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America