Archaeology

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Archaeological Landscapes of the Near East

The University of Arizona Press

Many fundamental studies of the origins of states have built upon landscape data, but an overall study of the Near Eastern landscape itself has never been attempted. Spanning thousands of years of history, the ancient Near East presents a bewildering range of landscapes, the understanding of which can greatly enhance our ability to ...

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Ancient Maya Life in the Far West Bajo

The University of Arizona Press

Human activity during centuries of occupation significantly altered the landscape inhabited by the ancient Maya of northwestern Belize. In response, the Maya developed new techniques to harvest the natural resources of their surroundings, investing increased labor and raw materials into maintaining and even improving their ways of ...

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Changing River

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

This book is a response to the USGS's call for a research design that could be used as a framework for prioritizing cultural resources in the Colorado River ecosystem below Glen Canyon Dam.

Changing River includes summaries of current environmental conditions and previous research and brings together diverse ...

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Roots of Sedentism

Center for Desert Archaeology

Roots of Sedentism takes the reader to one of the most inadequately understood points of cultural transformation in prehistory: the origins of settled village life and the origins of a dynamic culture in the American Southwest, the Hohokam. The results of large-scale excavations at Valencia Vieja, a pristine early village in ...

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Prehistory in West Prescott, Arizona

SWCA Environmental Consultants, SWCA, Inc.

Excavations at seven sites in West Prescott, Arizona, provide new information on a poorly understood group. The results suggest a "pit house-figurine" population of the Prescott Culture who reinforced social identity through production of ceramic figurines in human and animal forms. Evidence indicates use of a range of local wild ...

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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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The Settlement of the American Continents

The University of Arizona Press

When many scholars are asked about early human settlement in the Americas, they might point to a handful of archaeological sites as evidence. Yet the process was not a simple one, and today there is no consistent argument favoring a particular scenario for the peopling of the New World.

This book approaches the human settlement ...

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The Safford Valley Grids

The University of Arizona Press

Crisscrossing Pleistocene terrace tops and overlooking the Gila River in southeastern Arizona are acres and acres of rock alignments that have perplexed archaeologists for a century. Well known but poorly understood, these features have long been considered agricultural, but exactly what was cultivated, how, and why remained a ...

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Thirty Years Into Yesterday

The University of Arizona Press

For thirty years, the University of Arizona Archaeological Field School at Grasshopper—a 500-room Mogollon pueblo located on what is today the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona--probed the past, taught scholars of international repute, and generated controversy. This book offers an extraordinary window into a changing ...

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Thirty Years Into Yesterday

The University of Arizona Press

For thirty years, the University of Arizona Archaeological Field School at Grasshopper—a 500-room Mogollon pueblo located on what is today the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona--probed the past, taught scholars of international repute, and generated controversy. This book offers an extraordinary window into a changing ...

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