When Is a Kiva? And Other Questions About Southwestern Archaeology
273 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Jul 1994
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When Is a Kiva? And Other Questions About Southwestern Archaeology

The University of Arizona Press

Archaeologist Watson Smith participated in such important excavations as the Lowry Ruin, the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition, and Awatovi. This volume gathers ten of his essays on archaeological topics--especially on Anasazi and Hopi prehistory.


The Vitality of the Hopi Way: Mural Decorations from Ancient Hopi Kivas

Pit House and Kiva Pitfalls: When Is a Kiva?

D-Shaped Features: The Kiva at Site 4

The Kiva Beneath the Altar: Room 788

"Ethnology Itself Carried Back": Extent of Ethnographic Studies Among the Pueblos

Birds of a Feather: Feathers

Pots on the Kiva Wall: Ceremonial Bowls

The Potsherd Paradigm: Analysis of Hooks, Scrolls, and Keys

A School for Cracked Pots: Schools, Pots, and Potters; The Jeddito School

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