Archaeology

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Vanishing River

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

Like the land through which it flows, northern Arizona's Verde River has been severely impacted by human activities over the last 1,500 years. This book and an accompanying compact disk tell the story of the river, the land, and the people who once lived there, providing a compelling reconstruction of the river, the land, and landscapes ...

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The Sand Canyon Archaeological Project

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Ancient Puebloan communities thrived in the Mesa Verde region for centuries, and the abandonment of this area by Puebloan peoples remains an intriguing subject of archaeological research. Environmental change, resource depletion, and conflict are but a few of the proposed causes of the thirteenth-century emigration from the region. Clues ...

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Investigations at Sunset Mesa Ruin

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

Sunset Mesa Ruin lies near the confluence of the Rillito and Santa Cruz Rivers in the northern Tucson Basin. First recorded in the late 1930s by Frank Midvale, the site contains two components: a prehistoric Rincon phase Hohokam settlement dating between A.D. 1000 and 1100 and a historical-period component centered on a three-room adobe ...

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Hopi Dwellings

The University of Arizona Press

The dramatic split of the Hopi community of Orayvi in 1906 had lasting consequences not only for the people of Third Mesa but also for the very buildings around which they centered their lives. This book examines architectural and other effects of that split, using architectural change as a framework with which to understand social ...

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Sedentism and Mobility in a Social Landscape

The University of Arizona Press

Research on hunting and gathering peoples has given anthropologists a long-standing conceptual framework of sedentism and mobility based on seasonality and ecological constraints. This work challenges that position by arguing that mobility is a socially negotiated activity and that neither mobility nor sedentism can be understood ...

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From the Desert to the Mountains

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

The first of a four-volume series, From the Desert to the Mountains describes and synthesizes the prehistory and history of the Sycamore Creek Valley and Mazatzal Mountains of central Arizona. The area transects the desert valleys and hill country northeast of Phoenix to the mountains below the Mogollon Rim, presenting a microcosm ...

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House Pits and Middens

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

ORA-116 is one of many coastal shell-midden sites in and around Newport Bay, a large, complex wetlands in southern California. Whereas shell-midden studies have traditionally focused on changes in subsistence and settlement patterns, this project took a decidedly different approach.

Using a variety of innovative detection measures, ...

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Excavations in the Santa Cruz River Floodplain

Center for Desert Archaeology

Excavations in the Santa Cruz floodplain in 1995 provided important new data concerning the Middle Archaic period in southern Arizona. The work reported here represents the first intensive investigation of a stratified Middle Archaic site in the Tucson Basin. Eleven radiocarbon dates place the occupation between approximately 2600 and 1900 ...

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Rethinking World-Systems

The University of Arizona Press

The use of world-systems theory to explain the spread of social complexity has become accepted practice by both historians and archaeologists. Gil Stein now offers the first rigorous test of world systems as a model in archaeology, arguing that the application of world-systems theory to noncapitalist, pre-fifteenth-century societies ...

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Human Impact on Ancient Environments

The University of Arizona Press

Threats to biodiversity, food shortages, urban sprawl . . . lessons for environmental problems that confront us today may well be found in the past. The archaeological record contains hundreds of situations in which societies developed long-term sustainable relationships with their environments—and thousands in which the ...

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