The change in emphasis can best be seen in Section 6, as her research moves from applying anthropological techniques to historical fur trade records, towards ethnohistoric
field work with a particular community in the Berens River area on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
"This archaeological discovery was a surprise to all of us - we had not seen anything like this before, and there was no suggestion from ethnohistoric
sources or historic accounts of child or camelid sacrifices being made on such a scale in northern coastal Peru.
This process is exemplified through ethnohistoric
studies of indigenous Hawaiians (Pietrusewsky and Douglas 1993).
Bone sucking tubes found at the site of Fort Dunvegan in north-west Alberta and elsewhere in Dene territory provide supporting evidence of these practices (9) while later ethnographic research and ethnohistoric
records have contextualised the spirituality behind them.
The topics include the Mangaia socio-ecosystem: environmental and ethnohistoric
perspectives, radiocarbon dating and Bayesian modeling of the chronology of Tangatatau Rockshelter, invertebrate faunal remains, lithic assemblages: reduction strategies and the organization of lithic technology, and synthesis: the evolution of the Mangaian socio-ecosystem.
For instance, the progression between nomadic lifeways (e.g., New World Paleo-Indian and Archaic, and Old World hunter-gatherers and Neolithic) and the development of nomadism within the settled world in both the New and Old Worlds (Khazanov 2009; Levy 1983; Lynch 1983), can be and is documented through a spectrum of ethnographic and ethnohistoric
modeling of archaeological trajectories, as well as other interdisciplinary research strategies, which show certain convergences in terms of social complexity, and the political, economic, and social structures around caravan trade and exchange.
Research Methods: Some Latin American Features.
Frisch, "Some Ethnological and Ethnohistoric
Notes on the Iroquois in Alberta," Man in the Northeast 12 (Spring 1976): 51-64: John C.
It is here that oral histories and traditions can be collected, analyzed, and assessed, combined with archaeological and ethnohistoric
finds, and integrated within an anthropological analysis to produce a clearer, larger view.
Comparatively little ethnohistoric
information on their society exists, and this fact, along with apparently unique aspects of their culture, has often caused them to be described as "mysterious" or unusual (e.g., Collins, 1956; Taylor, 1959).