Archaeology

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.

First Coastal Californians

Edited by Lynn H. Gamble

This book chronicles how indigenous peoples of the past survived and thrived in the shifting environment of coastal California.

Subjects: Archaeology

Things in Motion

Object Itineraries in Anthropological Practice
Edited by Rosemary A. JoyceSusan D. Gillespie

Complementing the concept of object biography, the contributors to this volume use the complex construct of “itineraries” to trace the places in which objects come to rest or are active, the routes through which things circulate, and the means by which they are moved.

Medieval Mississippians

The Cahokian World
Edited by Timothy R. PauketatSusan M. Alt

Medieval Mississippians, the eighth volume in the award-winning Popular Archaeology Series, introduces a key historical period in pre-Columbian eastern North America—the “Mississippian” era—via chapters on places, practices, and peoples written from Native American and non-Native perspectives on the past.

Subjects: Archaeology

Living the Ancient Southwest

Edited by David Grant Noble

How did Southwestern peoples make a living in the vast arid reaches of the Great Basin? When and why did violence erupt in the Mesa Verde region? Who were the Fremont people? How do some Hopis view Chaco Canyon? These are just a few of the topics addressed in Living the Ancient Southwest.

Maya Pilgrimage to Ritual Landscapes

Insights from Archaeology, History, and Ethnography
By Joel W. Palka

Through cross-cultural comparisons, archaeological data, and ethnographic insights, Joel W. Palka addresses central questions about Maya pilgrimage practice and discusses the broad importance of Maya ritual landscapes and pilgrimage for Mesoamerica as a whole.

The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites

Edited by Mirjana RoksandicSheila Mendonça de SouzaSabine EggersMeghan BurchellDaniela Klokler

The contributors to this book introduce new ways to study shell-matrix sites, ranging from the geochemical analysis of shellfish to the interpretation of human remains buried within. Drawing upon examples from around the world, this is one of the only books to offer a global perspective on the archaeology of shell-matrix sites.

Clovis Caches

Recent Discoveries and New Research
Edited by Bruce B. HuckellJ. David Kilby

This collection of essays investigates caches of Clovis tools, many of which have only recently come to light. The studies comprising this volume treat methodological and theoretical issues including the recognition of Clovis caches, Clovis lithic technology, mobility, and land use.

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