Archaeology

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Ancestral Zuni Glaze-Decorated Pottery

The University of Arizona Press

The Pueblo IV period (AD 1275-1600) witnessed dramatic changes in regional settlement patterns and social configurations across the ancestral Pueblo Southwest. Early in this interval, Pueblo potters began making distinctive polychrome vessels, often decorated with technologically innovative glaze paints. Archaeologists have linked these ...

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Animas-La Plata Project Volume IV

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series describes the results of excavations at 12 sites in the eastern end of the Ridges Basin approximately 2 miles south of Durango, Colorado, as part of the Animas-La Plata (ALP) Project. Between 2002 and 2005 SWCA excavated these sites, all of which dated to the early Pueblo I period (AD 750-825). All ...

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Imagining Head-Smashed-In

Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains

Athabasca University Press

Archaeologist Jack Brink has written a major study of the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported before and after European contact. drawing on his 25 years excavating at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southwestern Alberta, Canada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence

The University of Arizona Press

Despite evidence of warfare and violent conflict in pre-Columbian North America, scholars argue that the scale and scope of Native American violence is exagerated. They contend that scholarly misrepresentation has denigrated indigenous peoples when in fact they lived together in peace and harmony. In rebutting that contention, this ...

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Latin American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence

The University of Arizona Press

This groundbreaking multidisciplinary book presents significant essays on historical indigenous violence in Latin America from Tierra del Fuego to central Mexico. The collection explores those uniquely human motivations and environmental variables that have led to the native peoples of Latin America engaging in warfare and ritual violence ...

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Millennial Landscape Change in Jordan

The University of Arizona Press

Stands of relict vegetation, soil horizons, and sedimentary deposits along with archaeological evidence suggest that during certain time spans within the past twenty millennia, Jordan was endowed with moister and more vegetated landscapes than the ones we see today.

In this detailed volume, Carlos E. Cordova synthesizes diverse ...

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