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An Archaeology of Desperation: Exploring the Donner Party’s Alder Creek Camp
by Kelly J. Dixon , Julie M. Schablitsky , Shannon A. Novak , Will Bagley , Kelsey Gray , Donald L. Hardesty , Kristin Johnson , Sean McMurry , more…Jo Ann Nevers , Gwen Robbins , Penny Rucks , G. Richard Scott …less
The Donner Party is almost inextricably linked with cannibalism. In truth, we know remarkably little about what actually happened to the starving travelers stranded in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–47. Combining the approaches of history, ethnohistory, archaeology, bioarchaeology, and social anthropology, this innovative look at the Donner Party’s experience at t ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 20th 2011 by University of Oklahoma Press
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