Archaeology

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.

The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon

An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional Center
Edited by Stephen H. Lekson

The site of a great Ancestral Pueblo center in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, the ruins in Chaco Canyon look like a city to some archaeologists, a ceremonial center to others. Chaco and the people who created its monumental great houses, extensive roads, and network of outlying settlements remain an enigma in American archaeology.

A Space Syntax Analysis of Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, New Mexico

Community Formation in the Northern Rio Grande
By Jason S. Shapiro

Until recently, archaeologists have rarely studied prehistoric architecture as if it were an artifact comparable to pottery or stone tools. Following the premise that built space embodies social organization, Jason Shapiro takes a fresh look at architectural data from Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, a fourteenth-century site in the northern Rio Grande Valley of present day New Mexico.

Canyon Spirits

Beauty and Power in the Ancestral Puebloan World
By Stephen H. LeksonJohn Malville
Photographs by John Ninnemann

Canyon Spirits includes eighty-five black-and-white photos and accompanying essays that share the beauty of the canyons and mesas of the Colorado Plateau and the history of the resourceful inhabitants.

The Offerings of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan

Revised Edition
By Leonardo Luján
Translated by Bernard Ortiz de Montellano

This book examines the spectacular findings of the historic Templo Mayor Project, which took place in the heart of Mexico City from 1978 to 1997.

Laser Ablation-ICP-MS in Archaeological Research

Edited by Robert J. SpeakmanHector Neff

This volume brings together for the first time a collection of papers that specifically describe laser ablation, methods for data quantification, and applications to archaeological questions.

Copán

The History of an Ancient Maya Kingdom
Edited by E. Wyllys AndrewsWilliam L. Fash

This volume collects leading scholarship on one of the most important archaeological complexes in the ancient Maya world. The authors-internationally renowned experts who participated in the long-running Copán Acropolis Archaeological Project-address enduring themes in Maya archaeology.

The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters

Comparative Perspectives
Edited by Gil J. Stein

Colonialism and its legacies have emerged as one of the most important research topics in anthropology. Indeed, we now understand that colonialism gave rise to and shaped the discipline. However, the understanding of colonization in anthropology, history, and other fields derives largely from studies of European expansion.

Subjects: Archaeology

The Peopling of Bandelier

New Insights from the Archaeology of the Pajarito Plateau
Edited by Robert P. Powers

Few visitors to the stunning Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument realize that its depths embrace but a small part of the archaeological richness of the vast Pajarito Plateau west of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Troweling Through Time

The First Century of Mesa Verdean Archaeology
By Florence C. Lister

Florence Lister, one of archaeology's eminent authorities, presents the long and colorful history of exploration in the Mesa Verde area of the American Southwest.

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