The national monuments of Wupatki, Walnut Canyon, and Montezuma’s Castle showcase the treasures of the first people who settled and developed farms, towns, and trade routes throughout northern Arizona and beyond. The Hopis call these ancient peoples “Hisat’sinom,” and Spanish explorers named their hard, arid homeland the sierra sin agua, mountains without water. Indeed, much of the region receives less annual precipitation than the quintessential desert city of Tucson. In Hisat’sinom: Ancient Peoples in a Land without Water, archaeologists explain how the people of this region flourished despite living in a place with very little water and extremes of heat and cold.
Edited by Ioannis LyrintzisChristopher M. Stevenson
$75.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5159-3 April 2012
This edited volume offers archaeologists and archaeometrists the latest technical information, the fundamentals of provenance studies, instrumentation used in these investigations, and strategies for the dating and interpretation of archaeological materials in glass studies.
Edited by Aubrey BaadsgaardAlexis T. BoutinJane E. Buikstra
$39.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-48-9 January 2012
Taking cues from current theoretical perspectives and capitalizing on the strengths of new and sophisticated methods of analysis, Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death showcases the vibrancy of bioarchaeological research and its potential for bringing “new life” to the field of mortuary archaeology and the study of human remains.
The text, photographs, graphics, and map that appear here, created with the assistance of New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies, provide the curious reader and the interested explorer alike with insight into the fascinating history and archaeology of New Mexico.
Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas
Edited by Matthew LiebmannMelissa S. Murphy
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-41-0 April 2011
Enduring Conquests presents new interpretations of Native American experiences under Spanish colonialism and challenges the reader to reexamine long-standing assumptions about the Spanish conquests of the Americas.