George Frison’s Prehistoric Hunters of the High Plains has been the standard text on plains prehistory since its first publication in 1978, influencing generations of archaeologists. Now, a third edition of this classic work is available for scholars, students, and avocational archaeologists. Thorough and comprehensive, extensively illustrated, the book provides an introduction to the archaeology of the more than 13,000 year long history of the western Plains and the adjacent Rocky Mountains. Reflecting the boom in recent archaeological data, it reports on studies at a wide array of sites from deep prehistory to recent times examining the variability in the archeological record as well as in field, analytical, and interpretive methods. The 3rd edition brings the book up to date in a number of significant areas, as well as addressing several topics inadequately developed in previous editions.
Taylor and Francis; June 2016
- ISBN 9781315422084
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the High Plains and Rockies
- Author: Marcel Kornfeld; George C Frison; Mary Lou Larson
In The Press
Praise for the First Edition "Frison has gathered together in this volume a well-organized, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated set of insights into the subsistence systems of the aboriginal inhabitants. This constitutes a solid, down-to-earth attempt at an ethnography of the many human groups who successfully lived in this region from the Clovis mammoth hunters until the final heyday of the Plains buffalo...Any Plains archaeologist must have this book, and any professional person interested in the history of man the hunter will find it fascinating reading." --SCIENCE