Molly E Odell
Origins, development, and variation of Pacific Northwest cultures, focusing particularly on Washington. Adaptations to maritime and interior environments. Artifacts from a variety of archaeological sites. Technological, functional, and historical significance of Northwest artifacts.
This course will focus on the major debates in archaeological research on the Northwest Coast of North America including early migrations into the Americas, maritime adaptations, salmon intensification, human management of natural resources, as well as modern ethical debates such as the status of Kennewick Man and the excavation of Tse-whit-zen village.
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