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Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest

By Arthur RohnWilliam Ferguson

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Overview

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest offers a complete picture of Puebloan culture from its prehistoric beginnings through twenty-five hundred years of growth and change, ending with the modern-day Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.

Aerial and ground photographs, over 325 in color, and sixty settlement plans provide an armchair trip to ruins that are open to the public and that may be visited or viewed from nearby. Included, too, are the living pueblos from Taos in north central New Mexico along the Rio Grande Valley to Isleta, and westward through Acoma and Zuni to the Hopi pueblos in Arizona.

In addition to the architecture of the ruins, Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest gives a detailed overview of the Pueblo Indians' lifestyles including their spiritual practices, food, clothing, shelter, physical appearance, tools, government, water management, trade, ceramics, and migrations.

Contributor Bios
Arthur H. Rohn, former chair of anthropology at Wichita State University, is now an independent consulting anthropologist and archaeologist who lives in Tucson, Arizona.
A former rancher, writer, banker, lawyer, and state official, the late William M. Ferguson wrote six books on Southwest U.S. and Mesoamerica ruins.