Archaeology

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Pottery Economics in Mesoamerica

The University of Arizona Press

Pottery is one of the most important classes of artifacts available to archaeologists and anthropologists. Every year, volumes of data are generated detailing ceramic production, distribution, and consumption. How these data can be interpreted in relation to the social and cultural framework of prehistoric societies in Mesoamerica is the ...

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Ancestral Landscapes of the Pueblo World

The University of Arizona Press

The eastern Pueblo heartland, located in the northern Rio Grande country of New Mexico, has fascinated archaeologists since the 1870s. In Ancestral Landscapes of the Pueblo World, James Snead uses an exciting new approach-- landscape archaeology--to understand ancestral Pueblo communities and the way the people consciously or unconsciously ...

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Negotiating the Past in the Past

By Norman Yoffee; Commentaries by Lynn Meskell and Jack Davis
The University of Arizona Press

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that "all history becomes subjective," that, in fact, "properly there is no history, only biography." Today, Emerson's observation is hardly revolutionary for archaeologists; it has become conventional wisdom that the present is a battleground where interpretations of the events and meanings of the past are ...

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Social Violence in the Prehispanic American Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

Spontaneous acts of violence born of human emotions like anger or greed are probably universal, but social violence--violence resulting from social relationships within and between groups of people--is a much more complex issue with implications beyond archaeology. Recent research has generated multiple interpretations about the forms, ...

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White Roads of the Yucatán

The University of Arizona Press

Maya sacbeob, or raised "white roads," are often considered a single class of features, with a sole purpose. In this first systematic examination of their functions, meanings, arrangements, and construction styles, Justine Shaw reveals that these causeways served a variety of cultural and natural functions. In White Roads of the Yucatán, ...

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Animas-La Plata Project Volume VII

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series describes the results of excavations at 7 sites in the northern and central portions Ridges Basin approximately 2 miles south of Durango, Colorado, as part of the Animas-La Plata (ALP) Project. Though not as tightly aggregated as other Pueblo I habitation clusters, the North-central Cluster ...

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Animas-La Plata Project Volume VIII

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series describes the results of excavations at 9 sites at the western end Ridges Basin approximately 2 miles south of Durango, Colorado, as part of the Animas-La Plata (ALP) Project. The Western Cluster encompassed two and possiblythree groupings of single small Pueblo I habitations around thevillage ...

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Animas-La Plata Project Volume V

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series begins with an overview of Native American (Ute and Navajo) habitation, early Spanish exploration, and Euroamerican mining, homesteading, and ranching in Ridges Basin and Wildcat Canyon areas. This is followed by a description and discussion of historic features and sites and associated artifacts ...

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Animas-La Plata Project Volume VI

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series summarizes archaeological investigations of eight historic period sites. The volume is heavily illustrated with photographs, site and feature maps, and architectural drawings. Volume V provides the historic context for the sites excavated. Together Volumes V and VI provide a comprehensive history ...

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In the Aftermath of Migration

The University of Arizona Press

The Safford and Aravaipa valleys of Arizona have always lingered in the wings of Southwestern archaeology, away from the spotlight held by the more thoroughly studied Tucson and Phoenix Basins, the Mogollon Rim area, and the Colorado Plateau. Yet these two valleys hold intriguing clues to understanding the social processes, particularly ...

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