- Author : Lynn H. Gamble
- Publisher : Univ of California Press
- File Size : 54,8 Mb
- Release : 04 August 2008
- ISBN : 9780520942684
- Page : 376 pages
- Rating : 4/5 (21 users)
Summary: The Chumash World at European Contact PDF is a Fantastic Social Science book by Lynn H. Gamble. It was published by Univ of California Press on 04 August 2008. This Book has 376 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
When Spanish explorers and missionaries came onto Southern California's shores in 1769, they encountered the large towns and villages of the Chumash, a people who at that time were among the most advanced hunter-gatherer societies in the world. The Spanish were entertained and fed at lavish feasts hosted by chiefs who ruled over the settlements and who participated in extensive social and economic networks. In this first modern synthesis of data from the Chumash heartland, Lynn H. Gamble weaves together multiple sources of evidence to re-create the rich tapestry of Chumash society. Drawing from archaeology, historical documents, ethnography, and ecology, she describes daily life in the large mainland towns, focusing on Chumash culture, household organization, politics, economy, warfare, and more.