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Title: Geoarchaeology of Landscapes in the Glaciated Northeast 
Series: Bulletin No. 497
Authors: Hart, J. P. , and D. L. Cremeens, Editors.
Publish Year: 2003  NYSM ID: B.497 
Page-Plate-Fig: xiii + 212 pp., 101 figs., 5 tbls.
Category: Anthropological
Disiplines: Archaeology
Geoarchaeology
Glacial and Quaternary Geology
Prehistoric Archaeology
Price: $34.95  
SKU:   ISBN: 1555572146 
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Keywords: archaeology, glaciers, geology 
Description: Formerly glaciated terrains of northeastern North America present a wide variety of landscapes that affected the location, formation, and preservation of prehistoric archaeological sites. Many of these landscapes, such as simple till-covered uplands, are little altered since the terminal stages of the Pleistocene. Other landscapes are more complex, for example, glaciofluvial and glaciolacustrine valley floor environments that have undergone significant modification through Holocene alluvial and colluvial processes. The chapters in this volume provide summaries of current knowledge of the deglaciation of the Northeast and geoarchaeological case studies in upland and alluvial settings. The geographical coverage of the chapters includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New England. By themselves, the chapters show how detailed geoarchaeological investigations are critical to our understanding of the archaeological record in formerly glaciated landscapes. The volume as a whole fills an important gap in the geoarchaeological literature: until now, there have been no edited volumes devoted exclusively to the geoarchaeology of the Northeast. By filling this gap the volume will encourage additional geoarchaeological investigations in the region. 
Content:
  • Cremeens, David L., and Hart, John P. 2003. Introduction.
  • Cadwell, Donald H., Muller, Ernest H., and Fleisher, P. Jay. 2003. Geomorphic History of New York State.
  • Ridge, John C. 2003. The Last Deglaciation of the Northeastern United States: a Combined Varve, Paleomagnetic, and Calibrated 14C Chronology.
  • Cremeens, David L. 2003. Geoarchaeology of Soils on Stable Geomorphic Surfaces: Mature Soil Model for the Glaciated Northeast.
  • Thorson, Robert M., and Tryon, Christian A. 2003. Bluff-Top Sand Sheets in Northeastern Archaeology; a Physical Transport Model and Application to the Neville Site, Amoskeag Falls, New Hamsphire.
  • Jones, Brian D., and Forrest, Daniel T. 2003. Life in a Postglacial Landscape: Settlement-Subsistence Change during the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition in Southern New England.
  • Rush, Laurie W., Amici, Randy, Rapant, James, Cady, Carol, and Ahr, Steve. 2003. Glacial Geology and Prehistoric Sensitivity Modeling Fort Drum, New York.
  • Frink, Douglas, and Hathaway, Allen. 2003. Behavioral Continuity on a Changing Landscape.
  • Kelley, Alice R., and Sanger, David. 2003. Post-glacial Development of the Penobscot River Valley: Implications for Geoarchaeology.
  • Sanger, David, Kelley, Alice R., and Almquist, Heather. 2003. Geoarchaeological and Cultural Interpretations in the Lower Penobscot Valley, Maine.
  • Curran, Kathryn. 2003. Geochronology from Archaeology: an Example from the Connecticut River Valley.
  • Thieme, Donald M. 2003. Archeological Site Formation in Glaciated Settings, New Jersey and Southern New York.
  • Schuldenrein, Joseph. 2003. Landscape Change, Human Occupation, and Archeological Site Preservation at the Glacial Margin: Geoarcheological Perspectives from the Sandts Eddy Site (36nm12), Middle Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania.
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