Anthropology

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.

Native American Life-History Narratives

Colonial and Postcolonial Navajo Ethnography
By Susan Brill de Ramírez

The author provides methods for the study of American Indian ethnographic texts and disputes some previous assumptions about the sources of the stories in Son of Old Man Hat.

Half-Lives and Half-Truths

Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War
Edited by Barbara Rose Johnston

The long Cold War of the twentieth century has ended, but only now are the poisonous legacies of that “first nuclear age” coming to light. Activists and anthropologists, the authors of this volume reveal the devastating, complex, and long-term environmental health problems afflicting the people who worked in uranium mining and processing, lived in regions dedicated to the construction of nuclear weapons or participated, often unknowingly, in radiation experiments.

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.

Acequia

Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place
By Sylvia Rodríguez

Every society must have a system for capturing, storing, and distributing water, a system encompassing both technology and a rationale for the division of this finite resource. Today, people around the world face severe and growing water scarcity, and everywhere this vital resource is ceasing to be a right and becoming a commodity.

The Jicarilla Apache

A Portrait
By Veronica E. Velarde Tiller
Photographs by Nancy Hunter Warren

This well-rounded portrait of the Jicarilla people and lands reveals a culture and lifestyle seldom studied in the past.

The Guaymas Chronicles

La Mandadera
By David E. Stuart

This memoir of a young gringo anthropologist's assimilation into the exotic street life of a bustling port on Mexico's Sea of Cortez is also an account of the area's working-class life in the late 1960s.

The Evolution of Human Life History

Edited by Kristen HawkesRichard R. Paine

Human beings may share 98 percent of their genetic makeup with their nonhuman primate cousins, but they have distinctive life histories. When and why did these uniquely human patterns evolve? To answer that question, this volume brings together specialists in hunter-gatherer behavioral ecology and demography, human growth, development, and nutrition, paleodemography, human paleontology, primatology, and the genomics of aging.

Subjects: Anthropology

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