Archaeology

Beyond Wari Walls

Regional Perspectives on Middle Horizon Peru
Edited by Justin Jennings

Wari culture and its influence in Andean prehistory is investigated here from a variety of geographic locales.

Mimbres Lives and Landscapes

Edited by Margaret C. NelsonMichelle Hegmon

The well-illustrated essays in this book offer the latest archaeological research on the ancient Mimbres to explain what we know and what questions still remain about men's and women's lives, their sustenance, the changing nature of leadership, and the possible meanings of the dramatic pottery designs.

In the Places of the Spirits

By David Grant Noble

In the Places of the Spirits features seventy-six duotone plates of the land, people, and deep past of the Southwest, most published here for the first time, accompanied by personal reflections that reveal much about the artist and the magnificent land that inspires his artistry.

Archaic State Interaction

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Bronze Age
Edited by William A. ParkinsonMichael L. Galaty

By using a specific case study, the contributors to this book aim to help establish a common theoretical ground for investigating how humans and the societies they built interacted over time.

Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management

Visions for the Future
Edited by Lynne SebastianWilliam D. Lipe

By most estimates, as much as 90 percent of the archaeology done in the United States today is carried out in the field of cultural resource management. The contributors hope that this book will serve as an impetus in American archaeology for dialogue and debate on how to make CRM projects and programs yield both better archaeology and better public policy.

Subjects: Archaeology

The Evolution of Leadership

Transitions in Decision Making from Small-Scale to Middle-Range Societies
Edited by Kevin J. VaughnJelmer W. EerkensJohn Kantner

This book brings together the perspectives of cultural anthropologists and archaeologists to explore why and how leadership emerges and variously becomes institutionalized among disparate human societies.

Building to Endure

Design Lessons of Arid Lands
Edited by Paul LuskAlf Simon

Building to Endure explores how the long history of human settlement in the American Southwest can provide valuable lessons in addressing today's need to wisely use energy, water, and the land.

Postcolonial Archaeologies in Africa

Edited by Peter R. Schmidt

Postcolonial Archaeologies in Africa features some of the foremost archaeologists from Africa and the United States and presents cutting-edge proposals for how archaeology in Africa today can be made more relevant to the needs of local communities.

Subjects: Archaeology

Mimbres Archaeology at the NAN Ranch Ruin

By Harry Shafer

Following two decades of excavations and research at the NAN Ranch Ruin in southwest New Mexico, Harry Shafer offers new information and interpretations of the rise and disappearance of the ancient Mimbres culture that thrived in the area from about AD 600 to 1140.

A History of the Ancient Southwest

By Stephen H. Lekson

According to archaeologist Stephen H. Lekson, much of what we think we know about the Southwest has been compressed into conventions and classifications and orthodoxies. This book challenges and reconfigures these accepted notions by telling two parallel stories, one about the development, personalities, and institutions of Southwestern archaeology and the other about interpretations of what actually happened in the ancient past.

Subjects: Archaeology

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