11-2 | Prehistoric Games of North American Indians: Subarctic to Mesoamerica

Book Review

Prehistoric Games of North American Indians: Subarctic to Mesoamerica

Barbara Voorhies, ed.
Salt Lake City, UT: The University of Utah Press, 2017. Introduction, foreword, contributors, references, index, pictures, figures, maps, and tables. 366 pp. $65.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781607815594.

by Susan Stebbins

First Paragraph:

The editor and contributors of Prehistoric Games of North American Indians have taken on the herculean task of weaving different subdisciplines, methodologies, and theories within anthropology to the often-neglected subject of games. The book examines games from a prehistoric archeological perspective, presenting adult games from various Native American societies in different geographic areas of North America that includes a broader context about games (and gambling) than we usually see in books on the subject.