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Natural & Cultural Settings
What is Archaeology?
Archaeological Time Periods
Fossil Shell Layers
Desert Tortoise Intaglio
Double Indian Circle
Indian Bedrock Mortar
Projectile Points and Edges
Prehistoric Cultures of Death Valley
During the Pleistocene Era, a period that witnessed a cool, moist climate south of the continental ice sheets, these ...
The Paleo-Indian Clovis people, the earliest known settlers of Arizona, arrived in the State at least
12,000 years ago near the end of ...
Paleo-Indians, Pinto Culture
As the Pleistocene Epoch drew to a close ten thousand years ago, and the rivers of glacial ice melted, people lived in an environment dramatically different from ...
Indians of the Eastern Mojave
In general, these tribal peoples occupied the lands as small, mobile social units of related families who traveled in regular patterns and established summer or winter camps in customary places ...
Several tribal groups have lived in the Mojave Desert within the past 2,000 years. The northern and eastern portions, for example, were occupied by the ...
Tribes of the 35th Parallel
Let us accompany Messrs. Whipple and Ives, for the sake of some new and curious acquaintance-for which we shall be ...
Paiute & Shoshone Cultures of Death Valley
For millennia, American Indian peoples lived within the area, using the resources and lands to sustain their lives and cultures. These lands have ...
Native American History in the Mojave Preserve
About 11,000 years ago, the region's ecological zones were one thousand feet lower in elevation than today due to the cooler and wetter weather ...
Historical Sketch of the California Indians
This sketch covers five major time periods in California history. They are the following natural divisions: the time prior to European contact, the period ...
Ethnohistory is a field of study that blends archaeology, ethnology, and history, using ...
Desert Indian Languages
The languages of the Indians in the Mojave Desert are rooted in two basic groups, that of ...
Indian Slave Trade
The Indian slave trade in the desert was brutal and often deadly.