By Aron L. Crowell

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ISBN-13: 9781475792799

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`This pioneering research is definitely illustrated with photos of the excavation, plans of the village, and historic illustrations of individuals and the panorama. a huge acquisition for tutorial libraries, specifically the place there are courses in heritage, anthropology, and archaeology. top department undergraduates and above.'
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Ceremonies were held in a kashim, or large communal house. The masks, headgear, clothing, rituals, and shamanistic performances of the Qikertarmiut reflected influences from both the Northwest Coast and Yup'ik groups on the mainland (Jordan 1994). The hunting of whales, which was carried out from kayaks using poison-tipped darts, was embedded in a ritual complex that included the curation of whalers' corpses in secret caves (Crowell 1994b; Desson 1995). The sociopolitical organization of the Qikertarmiut at the time of contact is not known in detail.

Because of their even lower rates of monetary compensation, households composed of male Creole or Native American hunters and their wives are likely to be represented by domestic assemblages that contain even smaller proportions of imported manufactures. Spatial Organization and Architecture of Company Settlements At fur trade company settlements, the ethnic diversity and socioeconomic stratification of the colonial workforce was expressed in the spatial segregation of housing for Russian elites, Russian workers, Creoles, and Native American workers.

O. Shubin's investigations at the RAC's Kurilorossiia outpost (1828-1867), located on Urup Island in the Kuril Island chain south of the Kamchatka Peninsula (Shubin 1989, 1990). A wooden cabin (izba) occupied by Russian hunters and semisubterranean dwellings that housed Alutiiq families brought from Kodiak were among the features excavated. As at Fort Ross, local indigenes (the Ainu) contributed to the ethnic diversity of the workforce. , Artemiev 1996; Bychkov 1994; Okladnikov et al. 1977). In Hawaii, P.

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