x, 230 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223) and index.
Yellowstone, past and present -- How long have Native Americans lived in Yellowstone? -- Obsidian Cliff -- Yellowstone Lake -- Rivers -- Mountains -- Hot springs, thermal areas, and geysers -- Linking Native American tribes to sites in Yellowstone -- Summary and conclusion. Yellowstone before history.
In Before Yellowstone, Douglas MacDonald tells the story of these early people as revealed by archaeological research into nearly 2,000 sites - many of which he helped survey and excavate. He describes and explains the significance of archaeological areas such as the easy-to-visit Obsidian Cliff, where hunters obtained volcanic rock to make tools and for trade, and Yellowstone Lake, a traditional place for gathering edible plants. MacDonald helps readers understand the archaeological methods used and the limits of archaeological knowledge.
Online version: MacDonald, Douglas H., 1968- Before Yellowstone. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2018 9780295742212 (DLC) 2017027431
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