Archaeology

Embedded Symmetries, Natural and Cultural

Edited by Dorothy K. Washburn

Scholars representing several disciplines examine how patterns and symmetry are expressed and resonate in a variety of man's creations and cultures.

In Search of Chaco

New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma
Edited by David Grant Noble

Startling discoveries and impassioned debates have emerged from the “Chaco Phenomenon” since the publication of New Light on Chaco Canyon twenty years ago. This completely updated edition features seventeen original essays, scores of photographs, maps, and site plans, and the perspectives of archaeologists, historians, and Native American thinkers.

Archaeology of Bandelier National Monument

Village Formation on the Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico
Edited by Timothy A. Kohler

These essays summarize the results of new excavation and survey research at Bandelier National Monument, with special attention to determining why larger sites appear when and where they do, and how life in these later villages and towns differed from life in the earlier small hamlets that first dotted the Pajarito in the mid-1100s.

Ancient Burial Practices in the American Southwest

Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and Native American Perspectives
Edited by Judy Brunson-HadleyDouglas Mitchell

Prehistoric burial practices provide an unparalleled opportunity for understanding and reconstructing ancient civilizations and for identifying the influences that helped shape them.

The Flow of Power

Ancient Water Systems and Landscapes
By Vernon L. Scarborough

This book is the first longitudinal study to consider water management worldwide since Karl Wittfogel put forth his “hydraulic societies” hypothesis nearly two generations ago, and it draws together the diverse debates that seminal work inspired. In so doing, Scarborough offers new models for cross-cultural analysis and prepares the ground for new examinations of power, centralization, and the economy.

Subjects: Archaeology

Tikal: Dynasties, Foreigners, and Affairs of State

Advancing Maya Archaeology
Edited by Jeremy A. Sabloff

New insights from the Tikal excavations and epigraphic breakthroughs suggest that a thriving marketplace existed in the center of the city, that foreigners comprised a significant element of its populace, and that differences in tomb form and contents signal the changing fortunes of Tikal's rulers.

The Empire of Things

Regimes of Value and Material Culture
Edited by Fred R. Myers

Representing a new wave of thinking about material culture studies-a topic long overdue for reevaluation-the essays in this volume take a fresh look at the relationship between material culture and exchange theory and illuminate the changing patterns of cultural flow in an increasingly global economy and the cultural differences registered in “regimes of value.”

Mesoamerica's Ancient Cities

Revised Edition
By William FergusonRichard E. W. Adams

A thoroughly revised edition of the classic photographic portrayal of the major pre-Columbian ruins of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.

Uruk Mesopotamia and Its Neighbors

Cross-cultural Interactions in the Era of State Formation
Edited by Mitchell S. Rothman

In Uruk Mesopotamia and Its Neighbors, ten field and theoretical archaeologists working in the area today offer an overview and analysis of new data and interpretations for Greater Mesopotamia during the late fifth and fourth millennia B.C.

Subjects: Archaeology

Understanding Stone Tools and Archaeological Sites

By Brian Kooyman

Covers manufacturing techniques, lithic types and materials, reduction strategies and techniques, worldwide lithic technology, production variables, meaning of form, and usewear and residue analysis.

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