Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 2: Arctic and Subarctic

  • Peter N. Peregrine
  • Melvin Ember

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xxxv
  2. Allen McCartney, Douglas Veltre
    Pages 1-13
  3. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 14-15
  4. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 16-17
  5. David Link, Andrzej Weber
    Pages 18-22
  6. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 23-24
  7. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 25-26
  8. Robert Park
    Pages 27-45
  9. Vladimir Pitulko
    Pages 46-58
  10. Ronald J. Mason
    Pages 59-68
  11. Sergi Slobodin
    Pages 69-70
  12. Donald Clark
    Pages 71-86
  13. Andrew R. C. Martindale
    Pages 87-110
  14. Robert E. Ackerman
    Pages 111-115
  15. Gary Coupland
    Pages 116-126
  16. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 127-128
  17. Donald Clark
    Pages 129-134
  18. Don E. Dumond
    Pages 135-151
  19. Donald Clark
    Pages 152-164
  20. Sergi Slobodin
    Pages 165-166

About this book


The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents also defined by a somewhat different set of an attempt to provide basic information sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ on all archaeologically known cultures, nological cultures. Major traditions are covering the entire globe and the entire defined based on common subsistence prehistory of humankind. It is designed as practices, sociopolitical organization, and a tool to assist in doing comparative material industries, but language, ideology, research on the peoples of the past. Most and kinship ties play little or no part in of the entries are written by the world's their definition because they are virtually foremost experts on the particular areas unrecoverable from archaeological con­ and time periods. texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and The Encyclopedia is organized accord­ kinship ties are central to defining ethno­ ing to major traditions. A major tradition logical cultures. There are three types of entries in the is defined as a group of populations sharing Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry, similar subsistence practices, technology, and forms of sociopolitical organization, the regional subtradition entry, and the which are spatially contiguous over a rela­ site entry. Each contains different types of tively large area and which endure tempo­ information, and each is intended to be rally for a relatively long period. Minimal used in a different way.


Holocene Neolithic Stone Age bronze age paleolithic prehistory

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter N. Peregrine
    • 1
  • Melvin Ember
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence UniversityAppletonUSA
  2. 2.Human Relations Area Files/Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1191-5
  • Copyright Information Human Relations Area Files, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7129-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1191-5
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