Archaeology

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Technological Perspectives on Behavioral Change

The University of Arizona Press

Human societies have always been characterized by a dependence on artifacts, from prehistoric stone tools to modern electronic devices. Technology responds to and affects virtually all human behavior; yet the interdependence of behavior and artifacts has never been studied intensively.

Archaeologist Schiffer now draws on his discipline'...

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The Sand Canyon Archaeological Project

Edited by William D. Lipe
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

The Sand Canyon Project is a continuing interdisciplinary study of the Pueblo Indian occupation of southwestern Colorado, focusing on the period A.D. 1150-1300. Working in a field area approximately fifteen miles northwest of Mesa Verde National Park, project archaeologists are investigating two classic problems in Puebloan archaeology; ...

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The Duckfoot Site, Vol. 1

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

"The authors and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (CCAC) have spent years on this particular project, and the authors have extensive experience in Pueblo I archaeology. . . . Duckfoot is a small Anasazi habitation about ten miles northwest of Mesa. . . . Clearly and concisely written, a refreshing contrast to the obtuse prose that ...

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Early Stages in the Evolution of Mesopotamian Civilization

The University of Arizona Press

Between 1969 and 1980, Soviet archaeologists conducted excavations of Mesopotamian villages occupied from pre-agricultural times through the beginnings of early civilization. This volume brings together translations of Russian articles along with new work.

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Sourcing Prehistoric Ceramics at Chodistaas Pueblo, Arizona

The University of Arizona Press

For decades archaeologists have used pottery to reconstruct the lifeways of ancient populations. It has become increasingly evident, however, that to make inferences about prehistoric economic, social, and political activities through the patterning of ceramic variation, it is necessary to determine the location where the vessels were made.

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The Duckfoot Site, Vol 2

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Publication of this book completes a two-volume report on research at the Duckfoot site. Volume 2 focuses on understanding prehistoric household organization as it is represented in the archaeological record. Drawing on data presented in Volume 1, Ricky R. Lightfoot tests a model of early Pueblo social organization in the northern Southwest.

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Of Marshes and Maize

The University of Arizona Press

While it was once believed that agriculture and pottery developed concurrently in prehistoric societies, modern research has concluded that agriculture preceded pottery making, since a sedentary life with greater food production led to both the need and time to create storage containers.

Bruce Huckell has been at the forefront of a ...

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Historic Zuni Architecture and Society

The University of Arizona Press

The historic architecture and settlements of the Zuni Indian Tribe in western New Mexico provide an unusual opportunity to investigate social change. In this monograph, the development of historic Zuni society is analyzed by delineating systematic links between the structure of Zuni society and the structure of architectural forms that ...

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Early Human Occupation in British Columbia

UBC Press

A vital contribution to current knowledge about the prehistory in British Columbia, 10,500 to 5,000 years ago.

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An Introduction to Tree-Ring Dating

The University of Arizona Press

Tree-ring dating, or dendrochronology, is the study of the chronological sequence of annual growth rings in trees. This book--a seminal study in its field--provides a simple yet eloquent introduction to the discipline, explaining what a dendrochronologist does both in the field and in the laboratory.

Authors Stokes and Smiley first ...

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