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People of the Earth

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People of the
Earth

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
          
 
To Ray
Leicht
, Ph.D.

 
          
 
... for helping to hold up the wall one
bleary-eyed Saturday night at the Plains Anthropological Conference in
Bismarck, North Dakota—and everything that came of that conversation.

 
          
 
and

 
          
 
In special memory of

 
          
 
J.B.
Saratoga
Tedi
Bear

 
          
 
June 3, 1975

 
          
 
to

 
          
 
October 10, 1990

 

 
          
 
 

 
          
 
 

 
          
 
 

 
          

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

 
          
 
We owe special thanks to Michael
Seidman
. As Executive Editor for
Tor
Books, Michael thought the reading public would appreciate novels on American
prehistory written by archaeologists. If you've enjoyed the series so far,
thank Michael.

 
          
 
In writing PEOPLE OF THE EARTH, we owe a great
deal to Diane
Berrigan
for providing her collection
of source material on Early Archaic house pits and structures.
Marv
and Patricia Hatcher, of Pronghorn Anthropological
Associates, photocopied an incredible number of
archaelogical
reports for our use. Ted
Hoefer
, of Archaeological
Services of Western Wyoming College, presented us with a copy of his Master's
thesis: EVIDENCE FOR ARCHAIC PERIOD DOMESTIC SHELTERS IN THE INTERMOUNTAIN
WEST. Lynn
Harrel
, archaeologist for the Kemmerer
Resource Area, BLM; Scott
McKern
, staff archaeologist
for Western Wyoming College; Anne Wilson, U.S.F.S. archaeologist, Kootenai
National Forest; Gene
Driggers
, U.S.F.S.
archaeologist; Jude
Carino
, Casper District
archaeologist, BLM; and Jamie
Shoen
, U.S.F.S.
archaeologist, Bridger-Teton National Forest, helped hone the ideas on
microenvironmental
resource exploitation and social
structure used in this book. We hashed it all out during the 1989 Little Snake
Archaeological Rendezvous.

 
          
 
Jim
Truesdale
,
National Park Service archaeologist for
Dinosaur
National Monument
and expert of High Plains and
Montane
burial practices, provided input on mortuary
behavior.

 
          
 
Bill Davis and Debbie Westfall, Principal
Investigators of
Abajo
Archaeology in Bluff, Utah,
deserve special mention for allowing us to work on archaic pit houses in Emory
County, Utah . . . and we haven't forgotten the jalapenos, either!

 
          
 
Justin Bridges and Irene
Keinert
of Wind River Knives donated time and expertise photographing archaeological
sites-thanks for your constant encouragement.

 
          
 
Phyllis Boardman and Jean Murdock allowed us
access to archaeological sites.

 
          
 
A very special thank you is sent to botanist,
John
Mionczyn
-ski, for sharing his incredible
knowledge of Western American wild plant resources and their nutritional and
medicinal value.

 
          
 
Burt and Rose Crow kept Guinness and
Chimay
Ale in the
Ramshorn
Inn
every time we needed an escape to talk about the book in neutral surroundings.

 
          
 
Special kudos go to our editor, Harriet
McDougal, for the finest critique we've ever had on a manuscript. Good editors
are hard to find, and, Harriet, you're one of the best. To Linda Quinton, Debby
Tobias, and Ralph
Arnote
: Thanks for everything, you
are the best in the business. Tom Doherty, Heather Wood and the superb team at
Tor
Books did the rest.

 
          
 
And special thanks to Don and Patty
Woerz
for last minute rescues.

 
          
 

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