Six Hundred Generations An Archaeological History of Montana

ByCarl M. Davis

$24.95

Six Hundred Generations is a stunning look at the archeological evidence of Montana’s long Indigenous human history. Focusing on 12 unique archaeological sites, the book takes readers on an extraordinary journey through time, technologies, and cultures. Beginning with the First Americans who followed mammoths into this landscape, peer-awarded Montana archeologist Carl Davis describes how Native Americans lived, evolved, and flourished here for thousands of years. The engaging writing is accompanied by a rich array of photographs and numerous illustrations by noted artist-archaeologist Eric Carlson.

Format:

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-60639-111-2
Author: Carl M. Davis
Illustrator: Eric S. Carlson
Pages: 320

“A masterful job….If you have an interest in Montana archaeology, this is the book for you.”
—Lawrence Loendorf, Sacred Sites Research, Inc.

“An excellent account of Montana’s human past…. Non-archaeologists and archaeologists alike will enjoy and learn from the authoritative information and insights that pack this book.”
—Jack Fisher, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Montana State University

“Sweeping, highly readable, and beautifully illustrated.”
—María Nieves Zedeño, School of Anthropology, The University of Arizona

“An important new book.... I recommend it to anyone with an interest in Montana archaeology and history.”
—Gary P. Smith, Deputy Preservation Officer, Montana State Office, Bureau of Land Management

“Readers of all kinds will enjoy the clear, conversational tone, the satisfying explanations of scientific methods and inquiry, and the beautiful illustrations by Eric Carlson.”
—Pei-Lin Yu, Department of Anthropology, Boise State University

Raised in Dillon, Montana, Carl M. Davis received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked for 35 years as an archaeologist on national forests in Montana and Oregon, and in 2015 retired as the Regional Archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service Northern Region in Missoula, Montana. For his dedication to preserving and promoting Montana history, Davis received the 2018 Montana Heritage Keeper Award, presented by the Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees. He resides in Missoula with his partner, Sara Scott.

New book takes readers on a time-traveling journey through Montana’s ancient human history

Six Hundred Generations is a stunning look at the archeological evidence of Montana’s long Indigenous human history. Focusing on 12 unique archaeological sites, the book takes readers on an extraordinary journey through time, technologies, and cultures. Beginning with the First Americans who followed mammoths into this landscape, peer-awarded Montana archeologist Carl Davis describes how Native Americans lived, evolved and flourished here for thousands of years. The engaging writing is accompanied by a rich array of photographs of archaeological sites, artifacts, and rock art, along with conceptual illustrations of Montana’s Indigenous peoples by noted artist-archaeologist Eric Carlson.

The author received degrees in anthropology from the University of Montana and University of Pittsburgh and worked for 35 years as an archaeologist for the Forest Service, retiring as the Regional Archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service Northern Region in Missoula. For his dedication to preserving and promoting Montana history, Davis received the 2018 Montana Heritage Keeper Award presented by the Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees.

The 320-page book includes more than 70 color photos and illustrations. It sells for $25.

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