Archaeology

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Sixty Years of Mogollon Archaeology

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

Sixty Years of Mogollon Archaeology Papers from the Ninth Mogollon Conference, Silver City, New Mexico, 1996 Edited by Stephanie M. Whittlesey Every other year since 1980, the Mogollon Conference has brought archaeologists together to discuss current issues and present field reports in Mogollon archaeology of the American Southwest. ...

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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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Since the Time of the Transformers

The Ancient Heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah

UBC Press

This book examines over 4000 years of culture history of the related Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah peoples on western Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula.

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Huron-Wendat

The Heritage of the Circle

UBC Press

In this book, Georges Sioui, who is himself Wendat, redeems the original name of his people and tells their centuries-old history by describing their social ideas and philosophy and the relevance of both to contemporary life.

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Great House Communities across the Chacoan Landscape

The University of Arizona Press

Beginning in the tenth century, Chaco Canyon emerged as an important center whose influence shaped subsequent cultural developments throughout the Four Corners area of the American Southwest. Archaeologists investigating the prehistory of Chaco Canyon have long been impressed by its massive architecture, evidence of widespread ...

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Ceramics and Community Organization among the Hohokam

The University of Arizona Press

Among desert farmers of the prehistoric Southwest, irrigation played a crucial role in the development of social complexity. This innovative study examines the changing relationship between irrigation and community organization among the Hohokam and shows through ceramic data how that dynamic relationship influenced sociopolitical ...

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The Desert Training Center/ California-Arizona Maneuver Area, 1942-1944

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

During the opening days of World War II, General George S. Patton, Jr., was placed in charge of locating and developing an armored training facility in an unpopulated portion of the West. Patton and other officers were instrumental in designating over 18,000 ...

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Of Stones and Spirits

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

Antelope Hill is a prominent fixture on the landscape of the lower Gila River in southwestern Arizona. Archaeologists know the hill as the largest and most impressive milling implement quarry in the western United States, with tools made from Antelope Hill sandstone found at sites stretching for hundreds of miles up and down the ...

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Alternative Leadership Strategies in the Prehispanic Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

In considerations of societal change, the application of classic evolutionary schemes to prehistoric southwestern peoples has always been problematic for scholars. Because recent theoretical developments point toward more variation in the scale, hierarchy, and degree of centralization of complex societies, this book takes a fresh ...

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Prehistoric Painted Pottery of Southeastern Arizona

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

This volume is a guide to the painted ceramics of southeastern Arizona, one of the most interesting, culturally diverse, and relatively unknown regions of the American Southwest— a crossroads and meeting ground for many different prehistoric peoples. The volume was commissioned by the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, for a class on ...

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