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Chocolate

Pathway to the Gods

The University of Arizona Press

Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods takes readers on a journey through 3,000 years of the history of chocolate. It is a trip filled with surprises. And it is a beautifully illustrated tour, featuring 132 vibrant color photographs and a captivating sixty-minute DVD documentary. Along the way, readers learn about the mystical allure of chocolate ...

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Lost Laborers in Colonial California

The University of Arizona Press

Native Americans who populated the various ranchos of Mexican California as laborers are people frequently lost to history. The "rancho period" was a critical time for California Indians, as many were drawn into labor pools for the flourishing ranchos following the 1834 dismantlement of the mission system, but they are practically absent ...

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Animas-La Plata Project Volume IX

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series (SWCA Anthropological Research Paper No. 10) describes the results of excavations at one Late Archaic site, three Basketmaker II sites, nineteen Pueblo I limited activity sites, and six undated artifact scatters in Ridges Basin, located approximately 2 miles south of Durango, Colorado. The volume ...

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Animas-La Plata Project Volume X

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series (SWCA Anthropological Research Paper No. 10) contains three sections: geomorphological studies, archaeobotanical studies, and vertebrate faunal studies. The first section comprises studies of landscape change and stability, soil fertility, and paleoclimate in Ridges Basin. The second section ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Animas-La Plata Project Volume XII

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

This volume of the Animas-La Plata series (SWCA Anthropological Research Paper No. 10) describes the results of excavations at the largest and most complex site in the Animas-La Plata project area, the Sacred Ridge site (5lp245). Located in Ridges Basin approximately 8 km (4.8 miles) southwest of Durango, Colorado, Sacred Ridge was a ...

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