Adoption of the Bow in Prehistoric North America

  title={Adoption of the Bow in Prehistoric North America},
  author={John H. Blitz},
  journal={North American Archaeologist},
  pages={123 - 145}
  • J. Blitz
  • Published 1 October 1988
  • Environmental Science
  • North American Archaeologist
Current ecological archaeology, as often practiced, is too closed a system. The realization that introduced external factors may play a role in cultural change as potently as localized mechanisms demands increased attention to analytical boundaries and matters of scale. This article questions the utility and effectiveness of localized adaptive explanations for large-scale historical processes and, as an illustration, considers the prehistoric distribution of the bow in North America from a… 

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