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Author Garza, Sebastian Cristobal, author.
Title Social complexity at Vasquez Rocks : a bioarchaeological study of a middle period cemetery / by Sebastian Cristobal Garza.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  GN33 .Z95 2012 G37eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (ix, 189 pages) : illustrations, maps, photographs, some color.
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Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-119).
Summary The Tataviam have been an under-represented and under-studied group of southern California Native Americans. The author proposes that the Tataviam were more socially complex than previously thought, much more integrated into the sphere of southern California coastal groups, and should be considered complex hunter-gatherers. Through a bioarchaeological study of a Vasquez Rocks cemetery (CA-LAN-361), the author attempts to demonstrate that the causes, consequences, correlates, and conditions for the institutionalization of new labor relationships and ascribed hierarchies, two organizational features essential to complexity, were present among the Tataviam during the Middle Period.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 29, 2012).
Subject Indians of North America -- California, Southern -- Antiquities.
Social archaeology -- California, Southern.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Anthropology.
OCLC number 847267054