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When the Land Was Young: Reflections on American Archaeology
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When the Land Was Young: Reflections on American Archaeology (Hardback)

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Sharman Apt Russell skillfully weaves together the stories of our landfrom the ancient burial site of a gentle people who lived in eastern Florida seven to eight thousand years ago, to the Hopewell Indians in Ohiowith the personalities and techniques of present-day archaeology.As Russell explains, American archaeology has reached a crossroads. In a discipline that is caught between science and humanities, ancient sites can be seen as sources of dataor as nonrenewable resources that must be conserved. Moreover, many Native Americans consider excavation to be a form of desecration. Who owns the past?American archaeology is full of such intense questions, controversies, and emotional debatesfrom when humans first entered North America to the angst inherent in the fieldcan we ever really know the past? A lyrical tale of flesh and blood as well as dust and bones, When the Land Was Young brings to life as never before the study of the past.

History & PoliticsArchaeologyArchaeology by period / region Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 05/07/1996 ISBN-13: 9780201406986  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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