Paul E. Minnis

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New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops profiles nine plant species that were important contributors to human diets and medicinal uses in antiquity: maygrass, chenopod, marsh elder, agave, little barley, chia, arrowroot, little millet, and bitter vetch. Each chapter is written by a well-known scholar, who illustrates the value of the ancient crop record to inform the present.

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Discovering Paquimé

The University of Arizona Press

Based on a half century of modern research since the Joint Casas Grades Project, this book explores the recent discoveries about important site and its neighbors. Drawing the expertise of fourteen  scholars from the U.S., Mexico , and Canada, who have long worked in the region, the chapters revel new insights about Paquime and its influence, bringing this fascinating place and its story to light.

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Ethnobiology for the Future

Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity

Edited by Gary Paul Nabhan; Foreword by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

Ethnobiology is dedicated to celebrating the knowledge and values of some of the most distinctive cultures and practices on Earth. In this important new collection, MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan lays out the case for the future of the field. Nabhan and his colleagues from across disciplines and cultures call for an ethnobiology that is provocative, problem-driven, and, above all, inspiring.

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Famine Foods

Plants We Eat to Survive

The University of Arizona Press

How people eat today is a record of food use through the ages, and Famine Foods offers the first ever overview of the use of alternative foods during food shortages. Paul E. Minnis explores the unusual plants that have helped humanity survive throughout history.

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Casas Grandes and Its Hinterlands

Prehistoric Regional Organization in Northwest Mexico

The University of Arizona Press
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The Neighbors of Casas Grandes

Medio Period Communities of Northwestern Chihuahua

The University of Arizona Press
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Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World

The University of Arizona Press

Sixteen scholars on both sides of the border present recent research on the economy, history, religion, and far-reaching influence of Casas Grandes. Macaw feathers, copper, shells, ritual mounds, and ball fields all reveal the secrets of Casas Grandes, a massive town whose trading network extended from the Chihuahua Desert up through the American Southwest.

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The Prehispanic Ethnobotany of Paquimé and Its Neighbors

The University of Arizona Press

This volume is a major ethnobotanical study for the ancient U.S. Southwest and northwestern Mexico. The results reorient our perspective in the rise of one of the most impressive communities in the international region.

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