Archaeology

New Perspectives on Pottery Mound Pueblo

Edited by Polly Schaafsma

Noted archaeologist Polly Schaafsma presents new research by current scholars on this largely neglected ancestral Puebloan site.

A Peculiar Alchemy

A Centennial History of SAR, 1907-2007
By Nancy Owen LewisKay Leigh Hagan

In 2007, SAR celebrated its 100th anniversary. Established to promote the study of American antiquity, the School now supports wide-ranging programs dedicated to increasing our understanding of human culture and evolution through the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The Great Houses of Chaco

By John Campbell

Campbell's elegant photographs explore the major structures built by the early Puebloan peoples of present-day northwestern New Mexico.

The Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural Systems

Edited by Timothy KohlerSander E. van der Leeuw

How should archaeologists and other social scientists tackle the big and little questions about change in socionatural systems? Although fieldwork is certainly the place to start, it alone is not enough to answer troublesome "how" or "why" questions. To make sense of what they find in the field, archaeologists build models-possible explanations for the data.

Subjects: ArchaeologySAA20

Archaeologies of the Pueblo Revolt

Identity, Meaning, and Renewal in the Pueblo World
Edited by Robert Preucel

Archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and Native American scholars offer new views of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 that emphasize the transformative roles of material culture in mediating Pueblo Indian strategies of resistance and Colonial Spanish structures of domination.

Diseases and Human Evolution

By Ethne Barnes

Barnes, a paleopathologist, offers general overviews of specific diseases (West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, cholera, etc.) and their carriers.

Breaking Through Mexico's Past

Digging the Aztecs with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
By Davíd CarrascoLeonardo LujánEduardo Moctezuma

The life of celebrated Mexican archaeologist Moctezuma tells of a man rising to the challenges of life and a man who has eloquently spoken to the the importance of understanding the roots of civilization.

Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

Edited by Elizabeth C. RobertsonJeffery SeibertDeepika FernandezMarc Zender

The archaeology of space and place is examined in this selection of papers from the 34th annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference.

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest

By Arthur RohnWilliam Ferguson

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest offers over 325 color photos showing Puebloan culture from its prehistoric beginnings through 2,500 years of growth and change, ending with the modern-day Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.

The Mesa Verde World

Explorations in Ancestral Pueblo Archaeology
Edited by David Grant Noble

The Mesa Verde World showcases new findings about the region’s prehistory, environment, and archaeological history, from newly discovered reservoir systems on Mesa Verde to astronomical alignments at Yellow Jacket Pueblo. Key topics include farming, settlement, sacred landscapes, cosmology and astronomy, rock art, warfare, migration, and contemporary Pueblo perspectives.

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