Anthropology

Visual Anthropology

Photography as a Research Method
Revised and Expanded Edition
By John CollierMalcolm Collier

This book provides reliable research methods from the systematic gathering of data through analysis of photographic records to the transfer of insights to ethnographic records, with an emphasis on developing the skills of thorough observation rather than technical skill.

Chaco Canyon

Archaeology and Archaeologists
By Robert H. ListerFlorence C. Lister

Chaco Canyon is the first complete account of Chacoan archaeology, from the discovery of the ruins by Spanish soldiers in the seventeenth century, through the scientific analyses of the 1970s.

Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America

By Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca
Translated by Cyclone Covey

Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to cross the North American continent. This remarkable book is his odyssey, first written in 1542 as an official report to the king of Spain under the title La Relación.

American Indians of the Southwest

Revised and Enlarged Edition
By Bertha P. Dutton

More than providing a compendium of southwestern Indian history and culture, this remarkable book gives the reader an understanding of and appreciation for the unique lifeways of these peoples whose philopophy, the author believes, may be our one great resource for peace.

Shipwreck Anthropology

Edited by Richard A. Gould

“Shipwrecks are part of the legitimate domain of anthropology and can produce results that are as significant for our ability to explain variability in human behavior as any other kind of archaeology, whether it deals with stone tools in a European Paleolithic rockshelter or ceramics contained in a sixteenth-century Spanish shipwreck.” So argues Richard A. Gould, the editor of this volume originating from a 1981 School of American Research advanced seminar.

Pueblo Population and Society

The Arroyo Hondo Skeletal and Mortuary Remains
By Ann M. Palkovich

Excavation at Arroyo Hondo yielded 120 human skeletons, many accompanied by grave goods. This book describes and interprets the skeletal and mortuary remains.

Tijeras Canyon

Analyses of the Past
Edited by Linda Cordell

Tijeras Canyon presents archaeological research conducted in Tijeras Canyon, New Mexico, in the 1970s by the University of New Mexico summer field school of archaeology and the Laboratory of Anthropology of the Museum of New Mexico.

The Way to Rainy Mountain

25th Anniversary Edition
By N. Scott Momaday
Illustrations by Al Momaday

"Written with great dignity, the book has something about it of the timeless, of that long view down which the Kiowa look to their myth-shrouded beginnings."-- New York Times

Richard Wetherill: Anasazi

Pioneer Explorer of Southwestern Ruins
Revised Edition
By Frank McNitt

This biography documents the life of the man who discovered the prehistoric ruins at Mesa Verde, Colorado, and began the excavation of Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

The Classic Maya Collapse

Edited by T. Patrick Culbert

Of the many mysteries surrounding ancient Maya civilization, none has attracted greater interest than its collapse in the eighth and ninth centuries AD. Until recently, speculations on the causes of the collapse have been more numerous than excavated sites in the area. But the past twenty-five years have produced many new findings. In this book, thirteen leading scholars use new data to revise the image of ancient Maya civilization and create a new model of its collapse—a general model of sociopolitical collapse not limited to the cultural history of the Maya alone.

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