Archaeology

Anasazi America

Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place
Second Edition
By David E. Stuart

David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition.

A Pueblo Social History

Kinship, Sodality, and Community in the Northern Southwest
By John A. Ware

A Pueblo Social History explores the intersection of archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. John Ware argues that all of the key Pueblo social, ceremonial, and political institutions—and their relative importance across the Pueblo world—can only be explained in terms of indigenous social history stretching back nearly two millennia.

Correspondence Analysis and West Mexico Archaeology

Ceramics from the Long-Glassow Collection
By C. Roger NanceJan de LeeuwPhil C. WeigandKathleen PradoDavid S. Verity

Because the archaeology of West Mexico has received little attention from researchers, large segments of the region’s prehistoric ceramic sequences have long remained incomplete. This book goes far toward filling that gap by analyzing a collection of potsherds excavated in the 1960s and housed since then, though heretofore unanalyzed, at UCLA.

Easter Island's Silent Sentinels

The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui
By Kenneth TreisterPatricia Vargas CasanovaClaudio Cristino

This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island’s vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues.

Inka Human Sacrifice and Mountain Worship

Strategies for Empire Unification
By Thomas Besom

In this study, Besom explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and preservation of political power within the Inka empire.

An Archaeology of Doings

Secularism and the Study of Pueblo Religion
By Severin M. Fowles

In this probing study, Severin Fowles undertakes a sustained critique of religion as an analytical category in archaeological research.

Big Histories, Human Lives

Tackling Problems of Scale in Archaeology
Edited by John RobbTimothy R. Pauketat

The contributors consider something archaeologists seldom think about: the intersection of micro-scale human experience with large-scale and long-term histories.

Subjects: Archaeology

Rock Art Images of Northern New Mexico

By Dennis Slifer

This guide draws on Dennis Slifer’s thirty years of Southwest rock art exploration to explain the significance of rock art in areas of New Mexico.

The Futures of Our Pasts

Ethical Implications of Collecting Antiquities in the Twenty-first Century
Edited by Michael A. AdlerSusan Benton Bruning

Ownership of “the past”—a concept invoking age-old struggles to possess and control ancient objects—is an essential theme in understanding our global cultural heritage. Beyond ownership, however, lies the need for stewardship: the responsibility of owners, possessors, and others interested in ancient objects to serve as custodians for the benefit of present and future generations.

Subjects: Archaeology

The Road to Ruins

By Ian Graham

Graham eloquently describes his well-lived life as a traveler, photographer, and Mayanist.

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