Archaeology

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From the Desert to the Mountains

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

The first of a four-volume series, From the Desert to the Mountains describes and synthesizes the prehistory and history of the Sycamore Creek Valley and Mazatzal Mountains of central Arizona. The area transects the desert valleys and hill country northeast of Phoenix to the mountains below the Mogollon Rim, presenting a microcosm ...

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House Pits and Middens

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

ORA-116 is one of many coastal shell-midden sites in and around Newport Bay, a large, complex wetlands in southern California. Whereas shell-midden studies have traditionally focused on changes in subsistence and settlement patterns, this project took a decidedly different approach.

Using a variety of innovative detection measures, ...

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Excavations in the Santa Cruz River Floodplain

Center for Desert Archaeology

Excavations in the Santa Cruz floodplain in 1995 provided important new data concerning the Middle Archaic period in southern Arizona. The work reported here represents the first intensive investigation of a stratified Middle Archaic site in the Tucson Basin. Eleven radiocarbon dates place the occupation between approximately 2600 and 1900 ...

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Rethinking World-Systems

The University of Arizona Press

The use of world-systems theory to explain the spread of social complexity has become accepted practice by both historians and archaeologists. Gil Stein now offers the first rigorous test of world systems as a model in archaeology, arguing that the application of world-systems theory to noncapitalist, pre-fifteenth-century societies ...

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Human Impact on Ancient Environments

The University of Arizona Press

Threats to biodiversity, food shortages, urban sprawl . . . lessons for environmental problems that confront us today may well be found in the past. The archaeological record contains hundreds of situations in which societies developed long-term sustainable relationships with their environments—and thousands in which the ...

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Sixty Years of Mogollon Archaeology

Statistical Research Inc., Statistical Research, Inc.

Sixty Years of Mogollon Archaeology Papers from the Ninth Mogollon Conference, Silver City, New Mexico, 1996 Edited by Stephanie M. Whittlesey Every other year since 1980, the Mogollon Conference has brought archaeologists together to discuss current issues and present field reports in Mogollon archaeology of the American Southwest. ...

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