Paul E. Minnis

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People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

The most comprehensive overview in more than half a century on the interconnectedness of people and plants, this book and its companion People and Plants in Ancient Western North America presents the latest information on three major topics: the use of native plants; the history of crops and their uses; and the impact of humans on their environment. It contributes not only to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people but also serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.

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People and Plants in Ancient Western North America

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press

This companion to People and Plants in Eastern North America presents the latest information on the use of native plants, the history of crops and their uses, and the impact of humans on their environment. It not only contributes to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people, it serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today.

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New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops

Edited by Paul E. Minnis
The University of Arizona Press
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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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Casas Grandes and Its Hinterlands

The University of Arizona Press

Casas Grandes, or Paquimé, is one of the most important settlements in the prehistoric North American Southwest. The largest and most complex community in the Puebloan world, it was characterized by its principal excavator, Charles Di Peso, as an outpost of the Toltec empire, which used it as a trade link between Mesoamerican and ...

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The Neighbors of Casas Grandes

The University of Arizona Press

Casas Grandes, or Paquimé, in northwestern Mexico was of one of the few socially complex prehistoric civilizations in North America. Now, based on more than a decade of surveys, excavations, and field work, Michael Whalen and Paul Minnis provide a comprehensive new look at Casas Grandes and its surrounding communities in The Neighbors of ...

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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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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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