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The New Urban Agriculture

Island Press
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Inheriting the Past

The University of Arizona Press

In recent years, archaeologists and Native American communities have struggled to find common ground even though more than a century ago a man of Seneca descent raised on New York's Cattaraugus Reservation, Arthur C. Parker, joined the ranks of professional archaeology. Until now, Parker's life and legacy as the first Native American ...

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Inheriting the Past

The University of Arizona Press

In recent years, archaeologists and Native American communities have struggled to find common ground even though more than a century ago a man of Seneca descent raised on New York's Cattaraugus Reservation, Arthur C. Parker, joined the ranks of professional archaeology. Until now, Parker's life and legacy as the first Native American ...

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Toward a Behavioral Ecology of Lithic Technology

The University of Arizona Press

Modern humans and their hominid ancestors relied on chipped-stone technology for well over two million years and colonized more than 99 percent of the Earth's habitable landmass in doing so. Yet there currently exist only a handful of informal models derived from ethnographic observation, experiments, engineering, and "common sense" to ...

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Warfare in Cultural Context

Amerind Studies in Archaeology

Warfare is a constant in human history. According to the contributors to this volume, archaeologists have assumed that--within certain socioenvironmental parameters--war is always essentially the same phenomenon and follows a common logic, breaking out under similar conditions and having analogous effects on the people involved. In pursuit ...

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Polities and Power

The University of Arizona Press

This distinctive book is the first to address the topic of landscape archaeology in early states from a truly global perspective. It provides an excellent introduction to--and overview of--the discipline today. The volume grew out of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Complex Societies Group, whose theme, States and the Landscape, paid ...

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People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

The most comprehensive overview in more than half a century on the interconnectedness of people and plants, this book and its companion People and Plants in Ancient Western North America presents the latest information on three major topics: the use of native plants; the history of crops and their uses; and the impact of humans on their environment. It contributes not only to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people but also serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.

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People and Plants in Ancient Western North America

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

This companion to People and Plants in Eastern North America presents the latest information on the use of native plants, the history of crops and their uses, and the impact of humans on their environment. It not only contributes to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people, it serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.

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Zuni Origins

The University of Arizona Press

The Zuni are a Southwestern people whose origins have long intrigued anthropologists. This volume presents fresh approaches to that question from both anthropological and traditional perspectives, exploring the origins of the tribe and the influences that have affected their way of life. Utilizing macro-regional approaches, it brings ...

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Engendering Households in the Prehistoric Southwest

Edited by Barbara J. Roth
The University of Arizona Press

Focusing on gendered activities in household contexts throughout the southwestern United States, this book represents groundbreaking work in this area. The contributors view households as a crucial link to past activities and behavior, and by engendering these households, we can gain a better understanding of their role in prehistoric society. Gender-structured household activities, in turn, can offer insight into broader-scale social and economic factors.

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