Archaeology

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Chaco and After in the Northern San Juan

The University of Arizona Press

Chaco Canyon, the great Ancestral Pueblo site of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, remains a central problem of Southwestern archaeology. Chaco, with its monumental "great houses," was the center of a vast region marked by "outlier" great houses. The canyon itself has been investigated for over a century, but only a few of the more than ...

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Cultural Transmission and Material Culture

The University of Arizona Press

How and why people develop, maintain, and change cultural boundaries through time are central issues in the social and behavioral sciences in generaland anthropological archaeology in particular. What factors influence people to imitate or deviate from the behaviors of other group members? How are social group boundaries produced, ...

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Lost Laborers in Colonial California

The University of Arizona Press

Native Americans who populated the various ranchos of Mexican California as laborers are people frequently lost to history. The "rancho period" was a critical time for California Indians, as many were drawn into labor pools for the flourishing ranchos following the 1834 dismantlement of the mission system, but they are practically absent ...

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Chocolate

Pathway to the Gods

The University of Arizona Press

Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods takes readers on a journey through 3,000 years of the history of chocolate. It is a trip filled with surprises. And it is a beautifully illustrated tour, featuring 132 vibrant color photographs and a captivating sixty-minute DVD documentary. Along the way, readers learn about the mystical allure of chocolate ...

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In the Aftermath of Migration

The University of Arizona Press

The Safford and Aravaipa valleys of Arizona have always lingered in the wings of Southwestern archaeology, away from the spotlight held by the more thoroughly studied Tucson and Phoenix Basins, the Mogollon Rim area, and the Colorado Plateau. Yet these two valleys hold intriguing clues to understanding the social processes, particularly ...

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White Roads of the Yucatán

The University of Arizona Press

Maya sacbeob, or raised "white roads," are often considered a single class of features, with a sole purpose. In this first systematic examination of their functions, meanings, arrangements, and construction styles, Justine Shaw reveals that these causeways served a variety of cultural and natural functions. In White Roads of the Yucatán, ...

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Social Violence in the Prehispanic American Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

Spontaneous acts of violence born of human emotions like anger or greed are probably universal, but social violence--violence resulting from social relationships within and between groups of people--is a much more complex issue with implications beyond archaeology. Recent research has generated multiple interpretations about the forms, ...

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Negotiating the Past in the Past

By Norman Yoffee; Commentaries by Lynn Meskell and Jack Davis
The University of Arizona Press

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that "all history becomes subjective," that, in fact, "properly there is no history, only biography." Today, Emerson's observation is hardly revolutionary for archaeologists; it has become conventional wisdom that the present is a battleground where interpretations of the events and meanings of the past are ...

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Ancestral Landscapes of the Pueblo World

The University of Arizona Press

The eastern Pueblo heartland, located in the northern Rio Grande country of New Mexico, has fascinated archaeologists since the 1870s. In Ancestral Landscapes of the Pueblo World, James Snead uses an exciting new approach-- landscape archaeology--to understand ancestral Pueblo communities and the way the people consciously or unconsciously ...

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Pottery Economics in Mesoamerica

The University of Arizona Press

Pottery is one of the most important classes of artifacts available to archaeologists and anthropologists. Every year, volumes of data are generated detailing ceramic production, distribution, and consumption. How these data can be interpreted in relation to the social and cultural framework of prehistoric societies in Mesoamerica is the ...

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