Gallivan deftly shifts the focus of Virginia’s Algonquian past from the English accounts of the colonial era to a narrative describing the construction of places and communities, activity areas, and natural regions....An important addition to the growing field of landscape archaeology, providing new perspectives on a people who have been previously understood only through the eyes of colonial interlopers.
This broadened perspective allows a fuller picture of the past with much greater time depth. . . . Read this book and then re-read it.
Gallivan’s approach is multidisciplinary and he is careful to integrate Native perspectives and participation with present-day issues of site preservation, loss, and protection.
An important work for historians of Native American peoples, Virginia, and the environment.
--Journal of Southern History
Offers to both specialists and nonspecialists an archaeologically grounded, yet highly accessible, analysis of the deep history of the Chesapeake region.
--William and Mary Quarterly