Archaeology

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Tracking Prehistoric Migrations

The University of Arizona Press

This monograph takes a fresh look at migration in light of the recent resurgence of interest in this topic within archaeology. The author develops a reliable approach for detecting and assessing the impact of migration based on conceptions of style in anthropology. From numerous ethnoarchaeological and ethnohistoric case studies, ...

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Prehistoric Painted Pottery of Southeastern Arizona

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

This volume is a guide to the painted ceramics of southeastern Arizona, one of the most interesting, culturally diverse, and relatively unknown regions of the American Southwest— a crossroads and meeting ground for many different prehistoric peoples. The volume was commissioned by the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, for a class on ...

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Of Stones and Spirits

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

Antelope Hill is a prominent fixture on the landscape of the lower Gila River in southwestern Arizona. Archaeologists know the hill as the largest and most impressive milling implement quarry in the western United States, with tools made from Antelope Hill sandstone found at sites stretching for hundreds of miles up and down the ...

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Alternative Leadership Strategies in the Prehispanic Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

In considerations of societal change, the application of classic evolutionary schemes to prehistoric southwestern peoples has always been problematic for scholars. Because recent theoretical developments point toward more variation in the scale, hierarchy, and degree of centralization of complex societies, this book takes a fresh ...

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The Desert Training Center/ California-Arizona Maneuver Area, 1942-1944

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

During the opening days of World War II, General George S. Patton, Jr., was placed in charge of locating and developing an armored training facility in an unpopulated portion of the West. Patton and other officers were instrumental in designating over 18,000 ...

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Great House Communities across the Chacoan Landscape

The University of Arizona Press

Beginning in the tenth century, Chaco Canyon emerged as an important center whose influence shaped subsequent cultural developments throughout the Four Corners area of the American Southwest. Archaeologists investigating the prehistory of Chaco Canyon have long been impressed by its massive architecture, evidence of widespread ...

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