Archaeology of the Southwest, Third Edition

Author: Linda S Cordell,Maxine McBrinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315433729

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The long-awaited third edition of this well-known textbook continues to be the go-to text and reference for anyone interested in Southwest archaeology. It provides a comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to modern interpretation and practice. More concise, accessible, and student-friendly, the Third Edition offers students the latest in current research, debates, and topical syntheses as well as increased coverage of Paleoindian and Archaic periods and the Casas Grandes phenomenon. It remains the perfect text for courses on Southwest archaeology at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and is an ideal resource book for the Southwest researchers’ bookshelf and for interested general readers.
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Archaeology of the Southwest

Author: Linda S. Cordell,Maxine McBrinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598746754

Category: History

Page: 367

View: 1252

The long awaited third edition of this well-known textbook continues to be the go-to text and reference for anyone interested in Southwestern archaeology, including the latest in current research, debates, and topical syntheses as well as increased coverage of Paleoindian and Archaic periods and the Casas Grandes phenomenon.
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Anasazi America

Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place, Second Edition

Author: David E. Stuart

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826354793

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 1687

At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. Developed over the course of centuries and thriving for over two hundred years, the Chacoans’ society collapsed dramatically in the twelfth century in a mere forty years. David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition. Adding new research findings on caloric flows in prehistoric times and investigating the evolutionary dynamics induced by these forces as well as exploring the consequences of an increasingly detached central Chacoan decision-making structure, Stuart argues that Chaco’s failure was a failure to adapt to the consequences of rapid growth—including problems with the misuse of farmland, malnutrition, loss of community, and inability to deal with climatic catastrophe. Have modern societies learned from the experience and fate of the Chaco Anasazi, or are we risking a similar cultural collapse?
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Papers on the archaeology of Black Mesa, Arizona

Author: George J. Gumerman,Stephen Plog

Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780809307340

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8145

Black Mesa is a large elevated land mass which comprises a part of the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations in the northeast corner of Arizona—one of the few large areas in the Southwest which had seldom seen the archaeologist’s shovel until the Black Mesa Project. Because of this paucity of excavation, scholars have pointed for years to Black Mesa as the source of many unanswered questions about the prehistory of the surrounding regions. This third volume, Papers on the Archaeology of Black Mesa, Arizona, edited by George J. Gumerman and Robert C. Euler, continues in the series’ tradition to unearth solutions to major archaeological problems long buried on Black Mesa: Who were the inhabitants? How did they live? Why did they abandon Northeastern Black Mesa? What is the cultural relationship of the Black Mesa prehistoric people to the Mesa Verde and Chaco branches? Contributing penetrating explanations and theories to these and other questions, in addition to the editors, are: Leonard W. Blake, Robert T. Clemen, Hugh C. Cutler, Charles L. Douglas, Thor N. V. Karlstrom, Steven E. Sessions, Alan C. Swedlund, and Albert E. Ward. Rich in explications and new dimensions to the prehistory of Black Mesa and the sur­rounding area, this third volume in the Black Mesa series is destined to be an invaluable reference for students and scholars of archaeology and cultural history specializing in the American Southwest.
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The Archaeology of Cyprus

From Earliest Prehistory Through the Bronze Age

Author: A. Bernard Knapp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521897823

Category: Art

Page: 640

View: 4463

"This book treats the archaeology of Cyprus from the first-known human presence during the Late Epipalaeolithic (ca. 11,000 BC) through the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1000 BC)"--
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The Human Career , Human Biological and Cultural Origins, Third Edition

Anthropology, Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467217891

Category: Education

Page: 406

View: 2142

Facts101 is your complete guide to The Human Career , Human Biological and Cultural Origins, Third Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the High Plains and Rockies

Third Edition

Author: Marcel Kornfeld,George C Frison,Mary Lou Larson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315422085

Category: Social Science

Page: 710

View: 6575

George Frison’s Prehistoric Hunters of the High Plains has been the standard text on plains prehistory since its first publication in 1978, influencing generations of archaeologists. Now, a third edition of this classic work is available for scholars, students, and avocational archaeologists. Thorough and comprehensive, extensively illustrated, the book provides an introduction to the archaeology of the more than 13,000 year long history of the western Plains and the adjacent Rocky Mountains. Reflecting the boom in recent archaeological data, it reports on studies at a wide array of sites from deep prehistory to recent times examining the variability in the archeological record as well as in field, analytical, and interpretive methods. The 3rd edition brings the book up to date in a number of significant areas, as well as addressing several topics inadequately developed in previous editions.
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Ancient Cities

The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome

Author: Charles Gates

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415121828

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 7945

Ancient Cities is unusual in presenting this wide range of Old World cultures in such comprehensive detail, giving equal weight to the Preclassical and Classical periods and in shoeing the links between these ancient cultures." "Ancient Cities will be essential reading for university students in archaeology, ancient history, and classical studies and will also appeal to students of ancient civilizations at high-school level."--BOOK JACKET.
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An Archaeology of the English Atlantic World, 1600 - 1700

Author: Charles E. Orser, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1107130484

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 3966

Explores the tremendous discoveries historical archaeologists have made about English life in the Americas during the seventeenth century.
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Connections and Complexity

New Approaches to the Archaeology of South Asia

Author: Shinu Anna Abraham,Praveena Gullapalli,Teresa P Raczek,Uzma Z Rizvi

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598746863

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 1486

The set of case studies presented in this volume emphasize the significance of new research in South Asia within the broader universe of archaeological scholarship.
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Archaeological Semiotics

Author: Robert W. Preucel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140519913X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 333

"How meaning is generated in cultural life is a vast and central topic for the social sciences, including archaeology. This book is a must for anyone interested in this area."-Chris Gosden, University of Oxford --
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Uncovering the Past

A History of Archaeology

Author: William H. Stiebing

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195089219

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 6559

When one hears the words "archaeology" or "archaeologist," often what comes to mind is an image of a romantic figure: Indiana Jones exploring exotic places in search of treasure and adventure. Indeed, novels, movies, and many popular accounts of archaeological discoveries have made this concept widespread. Tales of abandoned cities, ruined temples, primeval monuments, or mysterious ancient tombs tend to kindle the urge for adventure, exploration, or treasure hunting that seems to lie beneath the surface of even the most timid and conventional individuals. Today, however, archaeologists seek knowledge rather than objects that are intrinsically valuable. Their ultimate goal is to sweep aside the mists in which time has enveloped the past, helping us to understand vanished peoples and cultures. In Uncovering the Past, William H. Stiebing, Jr. offers an absorbing nontechnical history of archaeology, tracing the study of ancient material culture from its beginnings in the Renaissance through its development into the sophisticated modern discipline we know today. The first study to focus on archaeology as a discipline, Stiebing has organized this concise history into the four stages of archaeological development. The first two stages (1450-1860 and 1860-1925), known as the "heroic age," focus on the exploits of colorful, dynamic excavators who have made their mark on history and our imaginations. We read accounts of Giovanni Belzoni and the removal of the seven-ton colossus of Ramesses II, which was dragged by wooden platform and transported by boat from Egypt to London; we witness the clergyman John Peters's skirmish with Arab tribesmen, who surrounded his excavation site and finally pillaged and burned his camp; and Heinrich Schliemann's quest to prove the authenticity of Homer's Iliad by searching for ancient Troy along the Turkish coast. And we watch as archaeology comes of age as an academic discipline, employing stratigraphical excavation techniques, typographical sequence dating, and stratigraphically based pottery chronology--laying the foundation for universal archaeological activity. The third phase (1925-1960) marked the era of "Modern Archaeology," a time when, using the now generally accepted stratigraphical method of excavation, scholars were able to synthesize data to define individual cultures and trace their development through time. This period saw a greater use of scientific instruments and procedures to locate, date, and interpret remains, such as aerial photography, metal detectors, and most importantly, carbon-14 dating and tree-ring chronology. Lastly, Stiebing discusses the fourth phase of development (1960-present) which introduced a greater desire and need for a more complete understanding of ancient cultures, including their ecology, and attempts to explain why certain cultural phenomena occurred. He goes on to examine the greater emphasis on a cultural revolutionary approach, coupled with technological advances in robotics and computers over the last decade and a half and their commonplace role in modern archaeology. With over eighty photographs, illustrations, and maps, this vivid history is an outstanding introduction to the intriguing field of archaeology, chronicling the development of this former pastime of dilettantes into a rigorous science.
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Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages

Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Author: Timothy A. Kohler,Mark D. Varien

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520951999

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Ancestral Pueblo farmers encountered the deep, well watered, and productive soils of the central Mesa Verde region of Southwest Colorado around A.D. 600, and within two centuries built some of the largest villages known up to that time in the U.S. Southwest. But one hundred years later, those villages were empty, and most people had gone. This cycle repeated itself from the mid-A.D. 1000s until 1280, when Puebloan farmers permanently abandoned the entire northern Southwest. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book examines how climate change, population size, interpersonal conflict, resource depression, and changing social organization contribute to explaining these dramatic shifts. Comparing the simulations from agent-based models with the precisely dated archaeological record from this area, this text will interest archaeologists working in the Southwest and in Neolithic societies around the world as well as anyone applying modeling techniques to understanding how human societies shape, and are shaped by the environments we inhabit.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
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Paths of the Messiah and Sites of the Early Church from Galilee to Jerusalem

Jesus and Jewish Christianity in Light of Archaeological Discoveries

Author: Bargil Pixner

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898708656

Category: Religion

Page: 500

View: 3503

Gathered into this one volume are the principal fruits of Father Pixner's research: explanations of numerous archeological discoveries in the Holy Land accompanied by photos, illustrations, and maps. Prepared in collaboration with Professor Rainer Riesner, a Scripture scholar from the University of Dortmund, the chapters bring to light not only those details of interest to the man of science but also the connections between these and early Christianity of interest to the man of faith. --
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Worlds of Gender

The Archaeology of Women's Lives Around the Globe

Author: Sarah M. Nelson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759110847

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe.
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Alemannien und der Norden

Internationales Symposium vom 18.-20. Oktober 2001 in Zürich

Author: Hans-Peter Naumann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110910195

Category: History

Page: 425

View: 6620

Die sprachlich-kulturellen Beziehungen zwischen Nordgermanen und Alemannen sind ein traditionsreiches und kontrovers diskutiertes Forschungsfeld. Dieser interdisziplinär orientierte Sammelband berücksichtigt linguistische und namenkundliche Aspekte ebenso wie archäologische und runologische Gesichtspunkte. Es ergeben sich neue Perspektiven für den wissenschaftlichen Diskurs der Sprachgeschichtsforschung und auch der Altertumswissenschaft.
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Out of the Mist

Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Pendejo Cave

Author: Richard S. MacNeish,Jane G. Liddy

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826324054

Category: Social Science

Page: 526

View: 9277

This account of the archaeology of a cave in southern New Mexico makes a dramatic contribution to the ongoing debate over how long human beings have lived in the Americas. The findings presented here show that human settlement may go back as far as 75,000 years before the present, whereas the long-accepted Clovis dates showed humans only about 12,000 years ago. MacNeish and his colleagues subjected the cave, its environs, and its contents to rigorous interdisciplinary investigation. The first section of this volume comprises their reports on the changing environment of the area. The second section concentrates on the excavation of the cave's layers, presenting the results of radiocarbon dating and describing the evidence of human occupation, including friction skin prints and human hair. The third section discusses the cultural implications of the materials recovered and suggests how the ancient peoples may have exploited the changing environment and developed different ways of life throughout the Americas before the time of Clovis man. No serious discussion of early inhabitants in the New World can disregard the findings presented in this monumental work of scholarship.
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The Chinese Overseas

From Earthbound China to the Quest for Autonomy

Author: Gungwu Wang

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674044814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 1479

The Chinese overseas now number 25 to 30 million, yet the 2,000-year history of Chinese attempts to venture abroad and the underlying values affecting that migration have never before been presented in a broad overview. Despite centuries of prohibition against leaving the land and traveling and settling overseas, the earthbound Chinese--first traders, then peasants and workers--eventually found new sources of livelihood abroad. The practice of sojourning, being always temporarily away from home, was the answer the Chinese overseas found to deal with imperial and orthodox concerns. Today their challenge is to find an alternative to either returning or assimilating by seeking a new kind of autonomy in a world that will come to acknowledge the ideal of multicultural states. In pursuing this story, international scholar Wang Gungwu uncovers some major themes of global history: the coming together of Asian and European civilizations, the ambiguities of ethnicity and diasporic consciousness, and the tension between maintaining one's culture and assimilation.
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