Lecture 5- ancient north america: shift focus away from doing of archaeology (methodological concerns) and the theoretical concerns that underpin these methods (what does it mean to classify objects, start to talk more about world pre-history. Where people were at certain times and what can say about them because of arch investigations and stuff: we"re starting from the end. From the most recent stuff to earliest stuff: he"s going to talk about archaeology of complexity and state societies, this lecture doesn"t fit well within that discussion. Inca and stuff) other ancient civilizations: he showed a map of north america. Circled: west coast, interior/great basin, southwest, plains, eastern woodlands, arctic and subarctic: archaeologists can divide geographical regions into cultural areas. For archaeologists when look at north america see cultures fitting into certain geographical regions: eastern woodlands forest and plains east of mississippi river, plains between mississippi and the rockies, deserts of arizona in southwest.