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  • Quantitative Paleozoologyby R. Lee Lyman

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    The first book of its kind in two decades, illustrating how the remains of animals are studied and analyzed. more...

  • Vertebrate Taphonomyby R. Lee Lyman

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 68.00

    This comprehensive work of reference covers the wealth of analytical techniques developed to help understand prehistoric animal remains. more...

  • Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North Americaby R. Lee Lyman

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America illuminates the researcher and his lasting contribution to a field that has largely ignored him in its history. The few brief histories of North American zooarchaeology suggest that Paul W. Parmalee, John E. Guilday, Elizabeth S. Wing, and Stanley J. Olsen laid the foundation... more...

  • Prehistory of the Oregon Coastby R Lee Lyman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 74.95

    This book is the first synthesis of the prehistory of the coast of Oregon. It analyzes the artifacts and mammalian faunal remains of three representative sites on the coast. A model of the evolution of cultural adaptational strategies is presented and tested, from which it creates a model of coastal cultural development. On a methodological level,... more...

  • Seriation, Stratigraphy, and Index Fossilsby Michael J. O'Brien; R. Lee Lyman

    Springer US 2007; US$ 117.36

    It is difficult for today's students of archaeology to imagine an era when chronometric dating methods were unavailable. However, even a casual perusal of the large body of literature that arose during the first half of the twentieth century reveals a battery of clever methods used to determine the relative ages of archaeological phenomena, often... more...

  • Applying Evolutionary Archaeologyby Michael J. O'Brien; R. Lee Lyman

    Springer US 2007; US$ 99.75

    Anthropology, and by extension archaeology, has had a long-standing interest in evolution in one or several of its various guises. Pick up any lengthy treatise on humankind written in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the chances are good that the word evolution will appear somewhere in the text. If for some reason the word itself is absent,... more...

  • W. C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Methodby R. Lee Lyman; James A. Ford; Michael J. O'Brien

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book explains the deep influence of biological methods and theories on the practice of Americanist archaeology by exploring W. C. McKern's use of Linnaean taxonomy as the model for development of a pottery classification system. By the early 20th century, North American archaeologists had found evidence of a plethora of prehistoric cultures... more...

  • Setting the Agenda for American Archaeologyby Michael J. O'Brien; R. Lee Lyman

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 44.95

    A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication This collection elucidates the key role played by the National Research Council seminars, reports, and pamphlets in setting an agenda that has guided American archaeology in the 20th century. In the 1920s and 1930s, the fascination that Americans had for the continent's prehistoric past was leading to... more...

  • Measuring Time with Artifactsby R. Lee Lyman; Michael J. O'Brien

    UNP - Nebraska 2006; US$ 24.95

    Combining historical research with a lucid explication of archaeological methodology and reasoning, Measuring Time with Artifacts examines the origins and changing use of fundamental chronometric techniques and procedures and analyzes the different ways American archaeologists have studied changes in artifacts, sites, and peoples over time. In... more...

  • Measuring the Flow of Timeby James A. Ford; Gordon Willey; R. Lee Lyman; Michael J. O'Brien

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 44.95

    A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication This collection of Ford's works focuses on the development of ceramic chronology—a key tool in Americanist archaeology.   When James Ford began archaeological fieldwork in 1927, scholars divided time simply into prehistory and history. Though certainly influenced by his colleagues, Ford devoted his life... more...