Archaeological Evidence for the Origin of the Plank Canoe in North America

  title={Archaeological Evidence for the Origin of the Plank Canoe in North America},
  author={Lynn H. Gamble},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={301 - 315}
  • L. Gamble
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • History
  • American Antiquity
Advanced maritime technology associated with long-distance exchange and intensified resource acquisition has been linked to the development of stratification and greater sociopolitical complexity in the Pacific Rim region. One such example is the emergence of hereditary chiefs among the Chumash Indians of southern California. Plank boats owned by an elite group of wealthy individuals and chiefs were an integral part of an elaborate economic system that was based on maritime exchange. An… 
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