Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

February 1993


Published in Great Plains Research 3:1 (February 1993), pp. 132-133. Copyright © 1993 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Used by permission.


Between 1970 and 1990 there was a burst of paleoethnobotanical research into prehistoric Native American subsistence practices across North America which has resulted recently in numerous regional syntheses. No synthesis is more salient or cogent than that presented for eastern North America by Bruce D. Smith who has been a key researcher in the area of prehistoric subsistence.