David R. Wilcox

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The Archaeology of Perry Mesa and Its World

Bilby Research Center, NAU

The archaeological sites of Pueblo La Plata and Fort Silver lie in west-central Arizona at the north end of the fourteenth- century Perry Mesa Settlement System. The Agua Fria National Monument initiated a study, conducted by the Western Mapping Company and the Museum of Northern Arizona, to map the sites and collect a representative ...

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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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The Mesoamerican Ballgame

The University of Arizona Press

The Precolumbian ballgame, played on a masonry court, has long intrigued scholars because of the magnificence of its archaeological remains. From its lowland Maya origins it spread throughout the Aztec empire, where the game was so popular that sixteen thousand rubber balls were imported annually into Tenochtitlan. It endured for two ...

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The Southwest in the American Imagination

The University of Arizona Press

In the fall of 1886, Boston philanthropist Mary Tileston Hemenway sponsored an archaeological expedition to the American Southwest. Directed by anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, the Hemenway Expedition sought to trace the ancestors of the Zuñis with an eye toward establishing a museum for the study of American Indians. In the ...

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The Lost Itinerary of Frank Hamilton Cushing

The University of Arizona Press

This second installment of a multivolume work on the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition of 1886-1889 focuses on a report written by Cushing on the origins and early months of the expedition. Hidden in several archives for a century, the Itinerary is assembled and presented here for the first time to offer not only a vivid ...

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