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.

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.

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.

Embedded Symmetries, Natural and Cultural

Edited by Dorothy K. Washburn

Scholars representing several disciplines examine how patterns and symmetry are expressed and resonate in a variety of man's creations and cultures.

In Search of Chaco

New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma
Edited by David Grant Noble

Startling discoveries and impassioned debates have emerged from the “Chaco Phenomenon” since the publication of New Light on Chaco Canyon twenty years ago. This completely updated edition features seventeen original essays, scores of photographs, maps, and site plans, and the perspectives of archaeologists, historians, and Native American thinkers.

Archaeology of Bandelier National Monument

Village Formation on the Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico
Edited by Timothy A. Kohler

These essays summarize the results of new excavation and survey research at Bandelier National Monument, with special attention to determining why larger sites appear when and where they do, and how life in these later villages and towns differed from life in the earlier small hamlets that first dotted the Pajarito in the mid-1100s.

Ancient Burial Practices in the American Southwest

Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and Native American Perspectives
Edited by Judy Brunson-HadleyDouglas Mitchell

Prehistoric burial practices provide an unparalleled opportunity for understanding and reconstructing ancient civilizations and for identifying the influences that helped shape them.