By Brenda J. Baker, Lisa Kealhofer

“An very important addition to the growing to be literature on American Indian-Eropean touch in North the United States, providing clean views at the variability of local societies’ responses to contact.” –from the Foreword, via Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Museum of normal History

“The in basic terms contemporary quantity that explicitly concentrates on biocultural touch results according to bioarchaeology, paleopathology, and ethnohistory…and [the just one] to emphasize so strongly that greater than ailment results have been keen on the depopulation of local Americans.” –Rebecca Storey, collage of Houston

Most researchers of the eu payment of North the United States suppose that local American populations have been decimated exclusively and uniformly by means of brought sickness. those authors problem that assumption, demonstrating that local American societies answered to ecu encroachment in complicated and sundry methods. They draw on info from inhabitants case stories in what's now the southern usa to set up convincingly that archaeological and bioanthropological examine are robust instruments for cultural interpretation.

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Keegan (1992). Hernando de Soto and the Indians of Florida, by Jerald T. Milanich and Charles Hudson (1993). Foraging and Farming in the Eastern Woodlands, edited by C. Margaret Scarry (1993). Fort Center: An Archaeological Site in the Lake Okeechobee Basin, edited by William H. Sears, with contributions by Elsie O'R. Sears and Karl T. Steinen (first paperback edition, 1994). Tacachale: Essays on the Indians of Florida and Southeastern Georgia during the Historic Period, edited by Jerald T. Milanich and Samuel Proctor (first paperback edition, 1994).

Joralemon 1982, 122). An illustration of the vagaries of uniformly applying mortality data to different populations is provided by Shea (1992). Shea (1992, 159-61) describes how use of data derived from the central valley of Mexico is inappropriate for estimating rates of decline for groups inhabiting the central Andes (cf. Dobyns 1966). While villages were located evenly throughout the Valley of Mexico, settlements in the Andes were distributed in a linear manner. Taking into consideration cultural factors linking these settlements together, Shea (1992, 161) uses mathematical reasoning to describe rates of infection in these regions.

1989 Columbian Consequences, vol. 1: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Borderlands West. : Smithsonian Institution. 1990 Columbian Consequences, vol. 2: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Borderlands East. : Smithsonian Institution. 1991 Columbian Consequences, vol. 3: The Spanish Borderlands in Pan-American Perspective. : Smithsonian Institution. Thornton, Russell 1978 Implications of Catlin's American Indian Population Estimates for Revision of Mooney's Estimates.

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