Archaeology

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Life on the Dunes

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

San Nicolas Island is the most remote of the California Channel Islands, lying some 100 miles from the mainland. Despite its remoteness, the island has a long history of human occupation, dating back about 7,000 years. The threat to these archaeological sites comes not from humans but from hundreds of sea lions. As they drag their ...

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Precolumbian Water Management

The University of Arizona Press

Among ancient Mesoamerican and Southwestern peoples, water was as essential as maize for sustenance and was a driving force in the development of complex society. Control of water shaped the political, economic, and religious landscape of the ancient Americas, yet it is often overlooked in Precolumbian studies. Now one volume offers the ...

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Excavating Asian History

The University of Arizona Press

Although history and archaeology each seek to elucidate the past, both sets of data are incomplete and ambiguous and thus open to multiple readings that invite contradictory interpretations of human activity. This is particularly true when scholars of each field ignore or fail to understand research in the other discipline. Excavating ...

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Janaab' Pakal of Palenque

The University of Arizona Press

Excavations of Maya burial vaults at Palenque, Mexico, half a century ago revealed what was then the most extraordinary tomb finding of the pre-Columbian world; its discovery has been crucial to an understanding of the dynastic history and ideology of the ancient Maya. Over the years, new analytical tools introduced uncertainties ...

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From Hohokam to O'odham

Gila River Indian Community

This is the third volume in the Gila River Indian Community's Anthropological Research Papers series. As in the second volume, this volume presents new observations on the archaeology of the middle Gila River valley based on a full-coverage survey of 146,000 acres for the Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of ...

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Mimbres Society

The University of Arizona Press

The enchanting pottery created by the Mimbres people of southwestern New Mexico is considered by many scholars to be unique among all the ancient art traditions of North America. Distinguished by their elaborate hand-painted black-on-white designs, Mimbres vessels have inspired artists and collectors, and many insist that they are ...

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