By (author) Barry C. Kent
Publication date:15 November 2015
Length of book:466 pages
PublisherThe Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Susquehanna’s Indians is an exhaustive historical and archaeological study of the Susquehannock and other Indians of the Susquehanna Valley from 1450 to 1750 C.E. Barry Kent combines the historical and archaeological records to interpret the culture of the peoples who formerly occupied the Susquehanna Valley of central and eastern Pennsylvania until their sudden disappearance in the mid-eighteenth century. Widely accessible for specialists and nonspecialists alike, the book provides the reader with a background about techniques used to date the events in this history, a summary of the cultural characteristics of this group over time, an overview of the numerous chronological and technological stages into which this group can be placed, and an extensive discussion of archaeological findings matched alongside what is known in the written historical record. For the benefit of the general and specialist reader alike, detailed evidence, analysis, and conclusions are included separately in the book’s final section.