School for Advanced Research Press

The Faunal Remains from Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, New Mexico

A Study in Short-Term Subsistence Change
By Richard W. LangArthur H. Harris

This fifth volume presents the results of faunal analysis from the Arroyo Hondo excavations, covering the topics of prehistoric vegetation and climate; the importance of various animals in the diet; seasonal hunting patterns; methods of butchering, skinning and cooking; the prehistoric hunting territory; the raising of domesticated dogs and turkeys; and trade in animals and animal products.

Elites

Ethnographic Issues
Edited by George E. Marcus

This book is a collection of essays focusing on the role that elites play in shaping modern societies. Critiquing the treatment accorded elites as subjects in recent Western social thought, the essays reflect upon past results and explore directions in the investigation of elite groups by anthropologists.

Subjects: Anthropology

The Contemporary Ecology of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico

By N. Edmund Kelley

From 1971 to 1974, the School of American Research conducted a major multidisciplinary program of excavation and research at Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, one of the largest fourteenth-century Rio Grande sites. This first volume in the series covers the area’s topography, geology, soil, climate, hydrology, vegetation, and animal life.

Pueblo Population and Society

The Arroyo Hondo Skeletal and Mortuary Remains
By Ann M. Palkovich

Excavation at Arroyo Hondo yielded 120 human skeletons, many accompanied by grave goods. This book describes and interprets the skeletal and mortuary remains.

The Past Climate of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, Reconstructed from Tree Rings

By Martin R. RoseJeffrey S. DeanWilliam J. Robinson

This landmark study uses archaeological tree-ring chronologies in the first attempt to quantitatively reconstruct past climate variability. After a step-by-step explanation of the statistical methods the authors reconstruct in inches the annual and spring precipitation of the Arroyo Hondo area for each year from AD 985 to 1970. This is the fourth volume in the series.

Shipwreck Anthropology

Edited by Richard A. Gould

“Shipwrecks are part of the legitimate domain of anthropology and can produce results that are as significant for our ability to explain variability in human behavior as any other kind of archaeology, whether it deals with stone tools in a European Paleolithic rockshelter or ceramics contained in a sixteenth-century Spanish shipwreck.” So argues Richard A. Gould, the editor of this volume originating from a 1981 School of American Research advanced seminar.

Lowland Maya Settlement Patterns

Edited by Wendy Ashmore

This book is a series of essays that offers a framework for the study of lowland Maya settlement patterns, surveying the range of interpretive ideas about ancient Maya remains. Suggesting hypotheses to guide future research, the articles discuss historical, geographical, chronological, and theoretical matters.

Archaeology of the Grand Canyon

Unkar Delta
By Douglas W. SchwartzRichard C. ChapmanJane Kepp

This book is the first volume in SAR's Archaeology of the Grand Canyon series. It provides information on the archaeological excavation conducted at the site during the late 1960s.

The Arroyo Hondo New Mexico Site Survey

Prehistoric Pueblo Settlement Patterns
By D. Bruce Dickson

This second volume in the Arroyo Hondo series provides the results of the archaeological survey of this large prehistoric pueblo located just southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Origins of Maya Civilization

Edited by Richard E. W. Adams

The contributors to this book scrutinize the data, survey external influences on the early Maya, and consider economics, ecology, demography, and warfare - as well as social and ideological factors - in explaining the transformation of Maya culture from a village-oriented society to one centered on elite classes living in large civic centers with monumental architecture.

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