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Archaeology is the scientific study of the ancient and recent of material remains of a culture in pursuit of an understanding of past human life and activities.

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Archaeological Time Periods

Fossil Shell Layers


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Prehistoric Cultures of Death Valley

During the Pleistocene Era, a period that witnessed a cool, moist climate south of the continental ice sheets, these ...

Historic Arizona

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 ...

Desert Indians

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.

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