Archaeology

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The Neighbors of Casas Grandes

The University of Arizona Press

Casas Grandes, or Paquimé, in northwestern Mexico was of one of the few socially complex prehistoric civilizations in North America. Now, based on more than a decade of surveys, excavations, and field work, Michael Whalen and Paul Minnis provide a comprehensive new look at Casas Grandes and its surrounding communities in The Neighbors of ...

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The Ancient Andean Village

The University of Arizona Press

Although ancient civilizations in the Andes are rich in history--with expansive empires, skilled artisans, and vast temple centers--the history of the Andean foothills on the south coast of present-day Peru is only now being unveiled. Nasca, a prehispanic society that flourished there from AD 1 to 750, is best known for its polychrome ...

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Animas-La Plata Project Volume XI

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series (SWCA Anthropological Research Paper No. 10) presents flaked stone and ground stone assemblage data and analysis methods and results. Patterning in Archaic, Basketmaker II, and Pueblo I assemblages through time and across space are addressed, and regional comparisons are made.

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Collaborating at the Trowel's Edge

The University of Arizona Press

A fundamental issue for twenty-first century archaeologists is the need to better direct their efforts toward supporting rather than harming indigenous peoples. Collaborative indigenous archaeology has already begun to stress the importance of cooperative, community-based research; this book now offers an up-to-date assessment of how ...

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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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