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Document Type

Research

Keywords

archaeology, prehistory, cosmology

Abstract

The archaeology of the Driftless Area in Iowa encompasses a time frame extending from approximately 10,000 B.C. to Euroamerican contact. Researchers have defined a series of prehistoric adaptations for this period which can be conveniently grouped under two major modes of production: hunting/gathering and hunting/gathering-horticultural. By analyzing the evolution of these modes it may be possible to define prehistoric belief systems and the manner in which they functioned as significant components in the adaptation process. This combined scientific-humanistic approach may contribute toward a broader understanding of the prehistory of this region.

Publication Date

March 1984

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

91

Issue

1

First Page

16

Last Page

21

Copyright

© Copyright 1984 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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