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: 1866

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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In Search of Chaco

New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 3045

Startling discoveries and impassioned debates have emerged from the "Chaco Phenomenon" since the publication of New Light on Chaco Canyon twenty years ago. This completely updated edition features seventeen original essays, scores of photographs, maps, and site plans, and the perspectives of archaeologists, historians, and Native American thinkers. Key topics include the rise of early great houses; the structure of agricultural life among the people of Chaco Canyon; their use of sacred geography and astronomy in organizing their spiritual cosmology; indigenous knowledge about Chaco from the perspective of Hopi, Tewa, and Navajo peoples; and the place of Chaco in the wider world of archaeology.For more than a century archaeologists and others have pursued Chaco Canyon's many and elusive meanings. In Search of Chaco brings these explorations to a new generation of enthusiasts.
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Hiking the Southwest's Canyon Country

Author: Sandra Hinchman

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898869491

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

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The beautiful landscape of the Four Corners Region and other Natural Monument areas come to life through an indispensable hiking guide covering trails suited for all skill levels, complete with maps, itineraries, and color photos. Original.
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A History of the Ancient Southwest

Author: Stephen H. Lekson

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 439

View: 1800

According to archaeologist Stephen H. Lekson, much of what we think we know about the Southwest has been compressed into conventions and classifications and orthodoxies. This book challenges and reconfigures these accepted notions by telling two parallel stories, one about the development, personalities, and institutions of Southwestern archaeology and the other about interpretations of what actually happened in the ancient past. While many works would have us believe that nothing much ever happened in the ancient Southwest, this book argues that the region experienced rises and falls, kings and commoners, war and peace, triumphs and failures. In this view, Chaco Canyon was a geopolitical reaction to the "Colonial Period" Hohokam expansion and the Hohokam "Classic Period" was the product of refugee Chacoan nobles, chased off the Colorado Plateau by angry farmers. Far to the south, Casas Grandes was a failed attempt to create a Mesoamerican state, and modern Pueblo people--with societies so different from those at Chaco and Casas Grandes--deliberately rejected these monumental, hierarchical episodes of their past. From the publisher: The second printing of A History of the Ancient Southwest has corrected the errors noted below. SAR Press regrets an error on Page 72, paragraph 4 (also Page 275, note 2) regarding "absolute dates." "50,000 dates" was incorrectly published as "half a million dates." Also P. 125, lines 13-14: "Between 21,000 and 27,000 people lived there" should read "Between 2,100 and 2,700 people lived there."
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Oblique Views

Aerial Photography and Southwest Archaeology

Author: Maxine E. McBrinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890136072

Category: Photography

Page: 108

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In 1927, the year that Charles A. Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic Ocean, another revolution was happening on the ground. A group of young archaeologists was forging an area of study centered on the ancient Southwest. Aviation and archaeology merged when Alfred V. Kidder, of the Carnegie Institution, hired Lindbergh to photograph the sites from an airplane. Lindbergh's aerial survey of the Four Corners and Upper Rio Grande, made with Anne Morrow Lindbergh at the controls and, possibly, photographing some of the sites, were the first low-angle views of the vast, interconnected ancient landscape. The Lindbergh documentation of the sites remains a valuable historic record of the northern Southwest plateau. Ninety years later, noted aerial photographer Adriel Heisey has been commissioned by Archaeology Southwest, an organization dedicated to preservation archaeology, to re-photograph the ancient sites exactly as Lindbergh did. The juxtaposition of thirty black-and-white remastered Lindbergh images and thirty contemporary color images, provides a fascinating survey of the area over nearly a century allowing a unique view of the multi-layered, cultural landscape of the American Southwest over time.
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A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Author: D. T. Potts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405189886

Category: History

Page: 1500

View: 6176

A comprehensive and authoritative overview of ancient material culture from the late Pleistocene to Late Antiquity Features up–to–date surveys and the latest information from major new excavations such as Qatna (Syria), Göbekli Tepe (Turkey) Includes a diverse range of perspectives by senior, mid–career and junior scholars in Europe, USA, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East for a truly international group Includes major reviews of the origins of agriculture, animal domestication, and archaeological landscapes Includes chapters dealing with periods after the coming of Alexander the Great, including studies of the Seleucid, Arsacid, Sasanian, Roman and Byzantine empires in the Near East, as well as early Christianity in both the Levant and Mesopotamia Fills a gap in literature of the Ancient Near East, dealing with topics often overlooked, including ethical and legal issues in antiquities markets and international scholarship
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Life in the Pueblo

Understanding the Past Through Archaeology

Author: Kathryn Ann Kamp

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9780881339642

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 8208

This text provides an understanding of the basic methodologies in modern archaeology, including the formation of archaeological sites, daring, & analytic techniques.
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The archaeology of Greece

an introduction

Author: William R. Biers

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 9913

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Ancient Ruins of the Southwest

An Archaeological Guide

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: Northland Pub

ISBN: 9780873585309

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 9065

No region of this continent and few areas in the world can boast a collection of archaeological ruins equal to that of the American Southwest. An indispensable guide to over 50 sites throughout the region, this title includes 90 photos and 18 maps and diagrams.
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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: 7902

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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Four Corners

History, Land, and People of the Desert Southwest

Author: Kenneth A. Brown

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 2570

A geological exploration of the high rock plains of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New mexico offers a unique study of billion-year-old rock formations, and the culture of the ancient people who lived there
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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Author: Michael B Schiffer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483214834

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3711

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 8 is a collection of papers that discusses postprocessual archaeology, bone technology, and tree-ring dating in Eastern North America. One paper discriminates between the process and norm, and eliminates the dichotomy by locating human agency and the active. It focuses on monitoring individuals as being in the center of social theory. Another paper discuses the physical model and the textual model that describe the basic components of an archaeological record. For example, the first model implies that archaeological inferences move from material components of the record to material phenomena in the past. The second model assumes that archaeological inference should move from material phenomena to mental phenomena, from material symbols to the ideas and beliefs they encode. Another paper explains the use of analogy as a useful tool in archaeological considerations. One paper investigates bones as a material for study, including the analysis of carnivore-induced fractures or hominid-induced modifications from using bones as tools. The collection is suitable for sociologists, anthropologist, professional or amateur archaeologists, and museum curators studying archaeological artifacts.
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The Origins of Ancient Vietnam

Author: Nam C. Kim

Publisher: Oxford Studies in the Archaeol

ISBN: 0199980888

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 5607

Kim's 'The Origins of Ancient Vietnam' explores the origins of an ancient state in northern Vietnam, an area long believed to be the cradle of Vietnamese civilization. In doing so, it analyzes the archaeological record and the impact of new information on extant legends about the region and its history. Additionally, Kim presents the archaeological case for this momentous development, placing Co Loa within a wider archaeological consideration of emergent cities, states, and civilizations.
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Arrowheads and Stone Artifacts

A Practical Guide for the Amateur Archaeologist

Author: C. G. Yeager

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0871089920

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 5737

Acknowledged by Dr. H. M. Wormington as “very helpful for amateurs who truly care about archaeology,” the nationally recognized first edition is now revised, with a foreword written by Dr. George C. Frison, Professor Emeritus University of Wyoming and Paleoarchaeologist of the Century. This practical, down-to-earth guide for surface collectors of arrowheads and stone artifacts is designed especially for amateur archaeologists and people interested in learning how to study and collect artifacts safely and responsibly.
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Painters in Prehistory

Archaeology and Art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

Author: Harry J. Shafer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595340863

Category: Art

Page: 282

View: 6505

"The remnants of prehistoric Lower Pecos people reveal lifeways unlike those anywhere in the world. The people who inhabited what is now Texas left artifacts that provide information about 12,000 years of existence, the last 7,000 of which are still astoundingly evident. Includes maps, charts, tables, photographs, and drawings"--Provided by publisher.
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The Anasazi of Chaco Canyon

Greatest Mystery of the American Southweset

Author: Kyle Widner

Publisher: Anasazi of Chaco Canyon: The Greatest True Mys the Anasazi of Chaco Canyon: The Greatest True Myster

ISBN: 9780692740026

Category:

Page: 226

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Perhaps the most fascinating chapter in Southwest history is the tale of the mysterious, "vanished" Anasazi Indians. Their tremendous achievements can be found in many places, including the spectacular cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park. But the crest of the Anasazi wave was in Chaco Canyon, a shallow, windswept wash in northwest New Mexico. Here, 1,000 years ago, strange and unexplained events unfolded; events which continue to intrigue scientists and visitors today. During the years 850-1150 AD, multi-story buildings comparable in size to the Roman Coliseum were constructed. Advanced astronomy, water works, and agriculture flourished. Exotic artifacts from Central America were traded over routes spanning thousands of miles. And after 300 years, they carefully sealed everything up, left, and never returned. The Anasazi of Chaco Canyon offers insight into the unknowns of the "Chaco Phenomenon," including the story of Kyle's journey of discovery. In addition, it draws on the latest research, personal experiences, and interpretations of oral traditions, leading the reader to a startling conclusion. Influenced by the writings of Edward Abbey and James Michener, Kyle Widner is a desert wanderer, amateur Anasazi ruins hunter, and internet business expert in his spare time. He lives in Boulder City, Nevada with his wife Jean, two golden retrievers, and two cats. This book is the companion guide to an educational video game and 3D computer simulation of Chaco Canyon for Mac and PC computers. Learn more at Shadowplay.com.
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Southern Utah

A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of Southern Utah

Author: Laurent Martres

Publisher: Phototripusa

ISBN: 9780916189235

Category: Photography

Page: 384

View: 4990

Volume 1 will take you to the heart of Southern Utah, home to some of the Colorado Plateau's most outstanding highlights. Beyond the National Parks of the famed “Grand Circle”, you'll discover many hidden locations of Red Rock Country as well as Indian rock art and cliff dwellings. Enough for weeks of new discoveries in the area!
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A History of American Archaeology

Author: Gordon Randolph Willey,Jeremy A. Sabloff

Publisher: W H Freeman & Company

ISBN: 9780716723714

Category: America

Page: 384

View: 9339

**** New edition of a textbook that, in its second edition (1980), was cited in BCL3. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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