Archaeology

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Life in Stone

A Natural History of British Columbia's Fossils

Edited by Rolf Ludvigsen
UBC Press

Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, this is the first book to focus on British Columbia's fossils.

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The Archaeology of Ancient Arizona

The University of Arizona Press

Carved from cliffs and canyons, buried in desert rock and sand are pieces of the ancient past that beckon thousands of visitors every year to the American Southwest. Whether Montezuma Castle or a chunk of pottery, these traces of prehistory also bring archaeologists from all over the world, and their work gives us fresh insight and ...

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Ceramic Commodities and Common Containers

The University of Arizona Press

For more than a century, the study of ceramics has been a fundamental base for archaeological research and anthropological interpretaion in the American Southwest. The widely distributed White Mountain Red Ware has frequently been used by archaeologists to reconstruct late 13th and 14th century Western Pueblo sociopolitical and ...

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What the Bones Tell Us

The University of Arizona Press

A physical anthropologist exposes the inner workings of archaeology and anthropology, illustrating what can be learned from fossils and fragments of ancient cultures and civilizations. Schwartz ranges from digs in the Negev Desert through Africa and Europe to the local coroner's office to explain how interpretations of the past are ...

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Olmec to Aztec

The University of Arizona Press

Archaeological settlement patterns—the ways in which ancient people distributed themselves across a natural and cultural landscape—provide the central theme for this long-overdue update to our understanding of the Mexican Gulf lowlands Olmec to Aztec offers the only recent treatment of the region that considers its ...

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Prehistoric Sandals from Northeastern Arizona

The University of Arizona Press

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, archaeologists Earl and Ann Axtell Morris discovered an abundance of sandals from the Basketmaker II and III through Pueblo III periods while excavating rockshelters in northeastern Arizona. These densely twined sandals made of yucca yarn were intricately crafted and elaborately decorated, and Earl ...

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Hidden Dimensions

The Cultural Significance of Wetland Archaeology

UBC Press

Scholars from around the globe examine several aspects of wetland archaeology in North America, Mexico, Europe, eastern Siberia, and New Zealand.

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Early Farmers of the Sonoran Desert

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

The early farmers of the Sonoran Desert are the subject of this timely volume. Their story is told through archaeological evidence gained at the Houghton Road site, located in the eastern Tucson Basin of southern Arizona. The unusual architecture, material culture, mortuary practices, and subsistence remains are used to explore the ...

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Expanding the View of Hohokam Platform Mounds

The University of Arizona Press

For more than a hundred years, archaeologists have investigated the function of earthen platform mounds in the American Southwest. Built by the Hohokam groups between A.D. 1150 and 1350, these mounds are among the few monumental structures in the Southwest, yet their use and the nature of the groups who built them remain unresolved.

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Mimbres during the Twelfth Century

The University of Arizona Press

During the mid twelfth century, villages that had been occupied by the Mimbres people in what is now southwestern New Mexico were depopulated and new settlements were formed. While most scholars view abandonment in terms of failed settlements, Margaret Nelson shows that, for the Mimbres, abandonment of individual communities did ...

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