Archaeology

Powerful Places in the Ancient Andes

Edited by Justin JenningsEdward R. Swenson

This book argues that a careful consideration of Andean conceptions of powerful places is critical not only to understanding Andean political and religious history but to rethinking sociological theories on landscapes more generally.

Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica

Archaeology as Historical Anthropology
Edited by Rani T. AlexanderSusan Kepecs

This book belongs to a new wave of scholarship that renders the past immediately relevant to the present, which Alexander and Kepecs see as one of archaeology’s most crucial goals.

Puebloan Societies

Homology and Heterogeneity in Time and Space
Edited by Peter M. Whiteley

Puebloan sociocultural formations of the past and present are the subject of the essays collected here.

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.

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