Systematics of the Study of Prehistoric Regional Exchange in North America

  • Jonathon E. Ericson
  • Timothy G. Baugh
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


Prehistoric Exchange Systems in North America is the second of two volumes dealing with North American sociopolitical economies from the Archaic through Late Prehistoric periods. Taken as a whole, these two volumes seek to provide current information regarding exchange on a continental basis. As a result, the interregional interaction between different regions of North America may be established. Although the authors tend to view exchange from different theoretical viewpoints, each chapter provides data about (1) the types of commodities being exchanged, (2) the relative quantities of these goods, and (3) the sources from which they were obtained, if known.


Exchange System Southern Plain Late Archaic Marine Shell Exotic Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathon E. Ericson
    • 1
  • Timothy G. Baugh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Analysis and Design and Department of AnthropologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Western Cultural Resource Management, Inc.FarmingtonUSA

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