Archaeology

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Animasâ¿¿La Plata Project, Volume II

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This report compiles evidence concerning cultural affiliation with NAGPRA items recovered from the Animas-La Plata (ALP) project area near Durango, Colorado, for 25 modern tribal groups residing in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Though a small percentage of the cultural resources in the ALP project area represent earlier ...

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The Archaeology of Perry Mesa and Its World

Bilby Research Center, NAU

The archaeological sites of Pueblo La Plata and Fort Silver lie in west-central Arizona at the north end of the fourteenth- century Perry Mesa Settlement System. The Agua Fria National Monument initiated a study, conducted by the Western Mapping Company and the Museum of Northern Arizona, to map the sites and collect a representative ...

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Hinterlands and Regional Dynamics in the Ancient Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

Hinterlands and Regional Dynamics in the Ancient Southwest is the first volume dedicated to understanding the nature of and changes in regional social autonomy, political hegemony, and organizational complexity across the entire prehistoric American Southwest. With geographic coverage extending from the Great Plains to the Colorado River, ...

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Murray Springs

The University of Arizona Press

The Murray Springs Site in the upper San Pedro River Valley of southeast Arizona is one of the most significant Clovis sites ever found. It contained a multiple bison kill, a mammoth kill, and possibly a horse kill in a deeply stratified sedimentary context. Scattered across the buried occupation surface with the bones of late ...

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Animas-La Plata Project, Volume III

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series describes the results of excavations on Blue Mesa, a borrow area just south of Durango, Colorado, as part of the Animas-La Plata (ALP) Project. In 2002 and 2003, SWCA excavated seven sites, all of which dated to the early Pueblo I period (AD 750-850): four habitations and three limited activity ...

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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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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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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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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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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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