The Sand Canyon Project is a continuing interdisciplinary study of the Pueblo Indian occupation of southwestern Colorado, focusing on the period A.D. 1150-1300. Working in a field area approximately fifteen miles northwest of Mesa Verde National Park, project archaeologists are investigating two classic problems in Puebloan archaeology; ...
"The authors and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (CCAC) have spent years on this particular project, and the authors have extensive experience in Pueblo I archaeology. . . . Duckfoot is a small Anasazi habitation about ten miles northwest of Mesa. . . . Clearly and concisely written, a refreshing contrast to the obtuse prose that ...
Between 1969 and 1980, Soviet archaeologists conducted excavations of Mesopotamian villages occupied from pre-agricultural times through the beginnings of early civilization. This volume brings together translations of Russian articles along with new work.
For decades archaeologists have used pottery to reconstruct the lifeways of ancient populations. It has become increasingly evident, however, that to make inferences about prehistoric economic, social, and political activities through the patterning of ceramic variation, it is necessary to determine the location where the vessels were made.
Publication of this book completes a two-volume report on research at the Duckfoot site. Volume 2 focuses on understanding prehistoric household organization as it is represented in the archaeological record. Drawing on data presented in Volume 1, Ricky R. Lightfoot tests a model of early Pueblo social organization in the northern Southwest.
While it was once believed that agriculture and pottery developed concurrently in prehistoric societies, modern research has concluded that agriculture preceded pottery making, since a sedentary life with greater food production led to both the need and time to create storage containers.
Bruce Huckell has been at the forefront of a ...
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