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Across the West: Human Population Movement and the Expansion by David Madsen, David Rhode

By David Madsen, David Rhode

David Madsen is the previous division Chair of Drafting expertise and an teacher at Clackamas group collage, a certified AutoCAD. education middle in Oregon urban, Oregon. he's additionally a former member of the Board of administrators of the yankee layout Drafting organization.

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Martha Knack, Richard Hughes, Kevin Jones, and Steve Simms all delve into the question of how we can recognize population movements prehistorically and, perhaps even more important, address the deeper problem of whether these are even the appropriate questions to ask. Knack looks at the ethnographic record of Numic groups in search of social mechanisms that would (or would not) lead to a population spread, Hughes explores the methodological problems archaeologists encounter when attempting to define an isomorphic spread of language and people, Jones questions the prevailing culture historical arena in which much of the dialogue concerning Numic prehistory has been played, and Simms amplifies Jones's points in presenting an alternative to conceptualize the ways in which Numic peoples may have spread.

Sapir 1916b). '' Kroeber further noted that "the Shoshonean subdivisions appear as if raying in a semicircular fan from a point in south-central California, on or near Kern River. It is highly improbable that they have actually spread out thus. We must rather look upon the focus as the region where the condensation has been greatest, the tract where newcomers gradually agglomerated, not the hive from which the whole body swarmed" (Kroeber 1925:577). Kroeber was here considering the whole of what is now known as Northern Uto-Aztecan, not just the Numic groups of the Intermountain West.

Both contributed greatly to the Numic roundtable, to this volume, and to Great Basin anthropology. Their voices will be missed enormously in the years to come. Page vii CONTENTS List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Part I. Background Introduction David Madsen and David Rhode 3 1. Background to the Numic Problem Mark Q. Sutton and David Rhode 6 2. Legal and Ethnic Implications of the Numic Expansion Pat Barker and Cynthia Pinto 16 3. Chronology, Glottochronology, and Numic Expansion Donald K. Grayson 20 4.

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