Connecting Continents · Archaeology and History in the Indian Ocean World · Edited by Krish Seetah

In recent decades, the vast and culturally diverse Indian Ocean region has increasingly attracted the attention of anthropologists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and other researchers. Largely missing from this growing body of scholarship, however, are significant contributions by archaeologists and consciously interdisciplinary approaches to studying the region’s past and present.

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San Rock Art · By J.D. Lewis-Williams

San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many to be the very earliest examples of representational art. There are as many as 15,000 known rock art sites, created over the course of thousands of years up until the nineteenth century. There are possibly just as many still awaiting discovery.

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Transitions · Archaic and Early Woodland Research in the Ohio Country · Edited by Martha P. Otto and Brian G. Redmond

The result of a comprehensive, long-term study focusing on particular areas of Ohio with the most up-to-date and detailed treatment of Ohio’s native cultures during this important time of change.

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The Emergence of the Moundbuilders · The Archaeology of Tribal Societies in Southeastern Ohio · Edited by Elliot M. Abrams and AnnCorinne Freter

Native American societies, often viewed as unchanging, in fact experienced a rich process of cultural innovation in the millennia prior to recorded history. Societies of the Hocking River Valley in southeastern Ohio, part of the Ohio River Valley, created a tribal organization beginning about 2000 bc.

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An Archeological History of the Hocking Valley · By James Murphy

Detailed reports on the excavation of three Adena mounds, two Fort Ancient village sites, and several multi-component rock shelters in the Hocking River valley.

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The Mound Builders · By Robert Silverberg

Uncovers the history and culture of the ancient Americans who built Ohio’s burial mounds.

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Petroglyphs of Ohio · By James L. Swauger

While earthworks, or “mounds,” are the most widely known fixed monuments of Native American history in Ohio, the state shares with the rest of the upper Ohio Valley a widely dispersed collection of smaller monuments. The animal, mythical, and human designs scratched into soft rock faces throughout the region constitute a fascinating, enigmatic, and fragile record of the world of the late prehistoric peoples of the American Midwest.

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