In "First Pennsylvanians," Kurt Carr and Roger Moeller provide an overview of the archaeological record of Native Americans in Pennsylvania from early prehistory through the Paleoindian, Archaic, Transitional, Woodland, and Contact periods, stretching from 16,500 years ago to 1750 C.E. The authors present and analyze specific traits of each archaeological time period covered and use the archaeological record to provide a glimpse of Native Americans’ daily life in Pennsylvania. "First Pennsylvanians" also includes personal stories and anecdotes from archaeologists about their experiences in the field as well as illustrations and diagrams. The chapters examine the environment, social groups, tools, subsistence, and settlement patterns of Native Americans in Pennsylvania and describe how these factors profoundly affected the populations and cultures of these early inhabitants of the region.
Kurt W. Carr is Senior Curator of Archaeology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
Roger W. Moeller has conducted archaeological research on Paleoindian through Contact period sites in Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Description courtesy of Penn State University Press