Archaeology

Social Skins of the Head

Body Beliefs and Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes
Edited by Vera TieslerMaría Cecilia Lozada

The meanings of ritualized head treatments among ancient Mesoamerican and Andean peoples is the subject of this book, the first overarching coverage of an important subject.

Island, River, and Field

Landscape Archaeology in the Llanos de Mojos
By John H. Walker

John H. Walker’s innovative study of the Bolivian Amazon examines the agricultural landscape and analyzes the earthworks from an archaeological perspective.

Constructing Power and Place in Mesoamerica

Pre-Hispanic Paintings from Three Regions
Edited by Merideth PaxtonLeticia Staines Cicero

Identities of power and place, as expressed in paintings from the periods before and after the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica, are the subject of this book of case studies from Central Mexico, Oaxaca, and the Maya area.

The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos

Change and Stability
Edited by Ann F. RamenofskyKari L. Schleher

This volume provides the definitive record of a decade of archaeological investigations at San Marcos, ancestral home to Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) and Cochiti descendants.

Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology

Edited by Sabrina C. AgarwalJulie K. Wesp

This volume brings together the latest approaches in bioarchaeology in the study of sex and gender.

Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes

Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane
By Scott C. Smith

This book is a study of the ways places are created and how they attain meaning.

The Archaeology of Andean Pastoralism

Edited by José M. CaprilesNicholas Tripcevich

In this book leading experts uncover and discuss archaeological topics and themes surrounding the long-term trajectory of camelid (llama and alpaca) pastoralism in the Andean highlands of South America.

The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon

Material Culture and Fauna
Edited by Patricia L. Crown

Archaeologists use the artifacts and fauna they found to examine the lives and activities of the inhabitants of Pueblo Bonito as well as to further interpret current models of Chaco archaeology.

Killing Civilization

A Reassessment of Early Urbanism and Its Consequences
By Justin Jennings

Killing Civilization uses case studies from across the modern and ancient world to develop a new model of incipient urbanism and its consequences.

The Maya of the Cochuah Region

Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on the Northern Lowlands
Edited by Justine M. Shaw

This book, the first major collection of data from the Cochuah region investigations, presents and analyzes findings on more than eighty sites and puts them in the context of the findings of other investigations from outside the area.

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