Foundations of Chumash Complexity


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This volume highlights the latest research on the foundations of sociopolitical complexity in coastal California. The populous maritime societies of southern California, particularly the groups known collectively as the Chumash, have gone largely unrecognized as prototypical complex hunter-gatherers, only recently beginning to emerge from the shadow of their more celebrated counterparts on the Northwest Coast of North America. While Northwest cultures are renowned for such complex institutions as ceremonial potlatches, ...

Foundations of Chumash Complexity 2005, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles

ISBN-13: 9781931745185

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