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Book looks at cultural landscape of Caddo area
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A new book co-authored by Jeffrey Girard, a regional archaeologist for the Louisiana Division of Archaeology and assistant professor in Northwestern State University’s Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Science, examines the highly dynamic cultural landscape of the Caddo area and its complex interconnections and exchanges with surrounding regions. 

“Caddo Connections:  Cultural Interactions within and Beyond the Caddo World” by Girard, Timothy K. Perttula and Mary Beth Trubitt traces the past of the Caddo Indians back over 1,000 years through a synthesis of recent archaeological research.  The book will be available in April, published by Rowman & Littlefield, publishers of college of texts, entertaining and informative books for general readers and professional and scholarly books examining the humanities and social sciences. 

 The book can be utilized as a reference for North American archaeologists with old and new research from throughout the Caddo area, from their appearance in the 11th century to the 19th century consolidation of a scattered people into the modern Caddo Nation.

 Perttula is the owner and cultural resources director of Archaeological & Environmental Consultants, LLC, a Texas-based cultural resource management firm established in 1996. Trubitt is an archaeologist for the Arkansas Archaeological Survey and research professor of anthropology at University of Arkansas.

 The book is available through Amazon.com or through the publisher for $59.50 ($59.59 for ebook) through 2014.  After 2014, it will be $85 ($84.99 for ebook) through rowman.com.  Users can enter the code 4M14CADDO to receive the discount price. For more information on the book, contact Girard at girardj@nsula.edu.
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