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    • Havasupai Legends

    • Written in consultation with some of the last Havasupai shamans, this book details religious beliefs, customs, healing practices, and legends of the Havasupai.
    • American Indian / Anthropology
    • Becoming White Clay

    • An archaeological, historical, and ethnographic study of the Jicarilla Apache
    • American Indian / Anthropology / Archaeology
    • UUAP 032: Mormon Towns in the Region of the Colorado

    • Also known as "Glen Canyon Series Number 3." The report covers the founding, history and descriptions of six Mormon towns: Boulder, Cannonville, Escalante, Hanksville, Hite, and Lee’s Ferry, all located in the Glen Canyon region.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 038: The Havasupai Woman

    • An ethnographic report on the life cycle of the Havasupai woman based on five months of field research by Carma Lee Smithson during 1950 and 1951.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 068: Havasupai Region and Mythology

    • A description of the Havasupai religion and mythology primarily based on the notes of Carma Lee Smithson who lived with the Havasupai for several years. The notes have been edited and expanded by Robert C. Euler.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 069: Southern Paiute Ethnography

    • A study of the four eastern bands of Southern Pauite: Kaibab, Kaiparowits, San Juan, and Panguitch. The text was written by Isabel Kelly on the basis of field data she gathered in 1932.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 078: Southern Paiute Ethnohistory

    • Ethnohistory of the Southern Paiute as interpreted from field work, archaeological sites, and the ecology of their territory.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 083: Miscellaneous Collected Papers, 11–14

    • This volume comprises four papers: No. 11—Excavations at Gunlock Flats, Southwestern Utah; No. 12—An Archeological Survey of Canyonlands National Park; No. 13—The Archeology of Boundary Village; and No. 14—Utah Crania of the Historic Period...
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 107: Kiliwa Texts: "When I have donned my crest of stars"

    • This report covers the language of the Kiliwa of Baja California, Mexico and records a number of Kiliwa texts, including myths and legends, ethnographic, ethnohistorical narratives, personal narratives and miscellaneous texts.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 108: Peyotism in the West

    • This paper reports on the peyote cult as practiced among the Ute. It discusses some newly discovered historical information relating to the introduction of peyotism in the United States and compares the peyote cult among the Utes to that of other...
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 109: Kiliwa Dictionary

    • This volume is a dictionary of the Kiliwa language and is a companion to the Kiliwa Texts published earlier (see AP No. 107).
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 116: The Ute of Utah Lake

    • This paper incorporates environmental, ethnographic, and ethnohistorical data to develop a clearer picture of the patterns of Western Ute life in Utah Valley immediately prior to European contact and to put those patterns in the context of other...
    • Anthropology
    • People of the Water

    • In this ethnographic analysis, Bastien documents how, in spite of challenges, the Chipayans maintain ecological sustainability through an ecosystem approach that is holistic and symbolically embedded in rituals and customs.
    • Anthropology
    • Rio del Norte

    • Chronicles twelve thousand years of continuous history of the upper Rio Grande region, from the introduction of agriculture, to the rise of the Basketmaker-Pueblo people and beyond.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Complex Systems and Archaeology

    • A useful introduction to complexity theory, the study of systems of interacting factors that has lately been extended to include behavior in human societies, followed by a series of case studies.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Rock Crystals and Peyote Dreams

    • Peter T. Furst shares stories and adventures from his time living among the Huichol people, considered the most authentically “traditional” of all Mexican Indians.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • A Canyon through Time

    • Summarizes the history of Tecolote Canyon on California’s Santa Barbara coast that has been occupied by humans for at least 9000 years, using data from archaeology, ecology, geology, and geography.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Disaster Archaeology

    • Explores disaster archaeology, the excavation of the aftermath of mass-fatality events that deals with urgent needs such as victim identification and scene investigation.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Craft Production in Complex Societies

    • Redresses the skewed conception and approach to craft production focused on separate, single medium crafts, and expresses a need for a balanced evaluation of the roles of producer and consumer.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Plains Village Archaeology

    • This volume presents a cross section of current research about the origins and internal developments of prehistoric Plains village people in the Central and Northern Plains.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Archaeology as a Process

    • Traces the intellectual history of Americanist archaeology in terms of processualism—a theory that merges the goals of archeology and anthropology as a means to understand humans.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Prehistoric Warfare in the American Southwest

    • Contests the highly romanticized picture of the ancient Puebloans as peaceful, sedentary corn farmers and suggests that people of the region fought for their survival.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • A Woven Book of Knowledge

    • Examines and compares regional weaving styles of the Q’ero, a traditional Quechua-speaking Peruvian people known for their intricate textiles, discussing the general texture of highland life.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • House of Mourning

    • A sensitive and in-depth look at the victims of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre where some 120 men, women, and children from the Arkansas hills were murdered by Mormon militiamen.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Chaco’s Northern Prodigies

    • A timely synopsis of the archaeology of the Middle San Juan region bringing recent work at Salmon Ruins into the context of thirty-five years of research there.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Archaeoclimatology Atlas of Oregon

    • An in-depth look at the modeled climatic and environmental history of Oregon over the past 14,000 years and an analysis of the relationship between people and climatic variables.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Time in Archaeology

    • Focuses on the deconstruction and significance of the concept of time, with a historical background on the development of time perspectivism and a range of case studies and examples.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Evolutionary Ecology and Archaeology

    • A compilation of archaeological and paleoanthropological studies that provide a foundation for the field of evolutionary ecology.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Invisible Citizens

    • Explores the range of conditions and experiences of war captives, establishing methods for identifying captives in the archaeological record.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Ancient Human Migrations

    • Presents a case for the impossibilty of "pure" races, cultures, and languages due to human migration, returning the field of study to its place among the known processes of human evolutionary change.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Hell Gap

    • Begins the analysis of the vast quantity of material recovered from one of the most significant Paleoindian sites in North America, Hell Gap.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Northern World, AD 900–1400

    • Explores the region stretching across the Arctic from the Bering Straits to Greenland, giving information on the climate changes through the ages and the rise and fall of widespread cultures.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Relics Revisited

    • This catalogue constitutes the most comprehensive public inventory of the Pectol-Lee collection.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Lithic Debitage

    • Brings together recent research on lithic debitage, the by-product flakes and chips from stone tool production, an abundant but wildly over-looked artifact type in prehistoric archaeological sites.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom

    • This volume examines the final thousand years of the coastal Chumash culture, one of the most hierarchically organized and complex hunter-gatherer groups in the world.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Models for the Millennium

    • An overview of the development and current practice of anthropology in the Great Basin that includes such topics as models for past and present anthropological and archaeological phenomena.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Alcohol in Ancient Mexico

    • A reconstruction of the variety and extent of distallation traditions in ancient Mexican cultures, describing the various plants, fermentation ingredients, and processes used in different regions.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Material Meanings

    • Examines current approaches to material culture in the archaeological record that focus not on artifacts themselves but on the social context in which things are produced and given meaning.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Julian Steward and the Great Basin

    • A critical assessment of Julian Steward’s work, the factors that influenced him, and his deep effect on American anthropology, with each chapter exploring a different aspect of his work.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Southwest Archaeology in the Twentieth Century

    • By looking back at the previous century of study, this book provides an authoritative retrospective of intellectual trends as well as a synthesis of current themes in the American Southwest.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Defending the Dinétah

    • Argues that pueblitos in the Navajo homeland of Dinétah are unrelated to Puebloan immigration or the Spanish reconquest as previously believed by archaeologists.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Ancient Visions

    • Examines the rock art of Wind River and Bighorn Country as written documentation of a highly complex belief system and religious experience, a theory supported by traditional Native American leaders.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Aggregate Analysis in Chipped Stone

    • A look at the mass analysis of aggregate lithic debitage and the strengths and weaknesses of different analytical forms.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Archaeology Beyond Dialogue

    • Argues that the archaeological community must do more than simply engage in dialogue about the influence of globalization on peoples' perspectives of the past.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Clear Creek Canyon Archaeological Project

    • A volume that synthesizes the massive amounts of archaeological data recovered during the Clear Creek Project and integrates the findings into the existing Fremont literature.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Wetland Adaptations in the Great Basin

    • Collected papers from the 21st Great Basin Anthropological Conference, with focus on fishing gear, faunal remains, and shifts in strategies in specific marsh and riverine settings.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Glen Canyon

    • A summary of the massive salvage project in Glen Canyon to record the archaeology, geology, history, and paleontology of the region before the waters of Lake Powell rushed into the area.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • UUAP 120: Surviving Adversity

    • The only modern interpretive site report on the Sinagua culture, which includes interpretations for comparison to other sites in the Southwest and a consideration of social organization.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Islands on the Plains

    • This volume seeks to illustrate the different ways that the spatial, structural, and temporal nature of "islands" in the Great Plains conditioned the behavior and adaptation of Plains peoples.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The First South Americans

    • Presents evidence and claims for the early traces of human presence in South America, contesting the scenario in which the Americas were populated by hunters who crossed the Bering land bridge.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Architecture of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

    • A fresh volume on the ancient structures of Chaco Canyon, built by native peoples between AD 850 and 1130, that unifies older information on the area with new advanced research techniques.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Entering America

    • Provides up-to-date information on the nature of environmental and cultural conditions in northeast Asia and Beringia (the Bering land bridge) immediately prior to the Last Glacial Maximum.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • New Dimensions in Rock Art Studies

    • Collected papers on the rock art of Utah, including treatments of Barrier Canyon rock art, Fremont rock art in Nine Mile Canyon, historic graffiti and celestial themes in Navajo rock art.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Indigenous Ways to the Present

    • Traces the Iñupiat and Yupik peoples whaling practices for the past 2,000 years, with contributions that center on the variation in whaling practices and traditions over time.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines

    • A classic, available again, by an author who was the first to explore a set of questions regarding social organization that is still currently debated.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Time, Trees, and Prehistory

    • Examines the growth, development, application, and interpretive implications of North American archaeological tree-ring dating from 1914 to 1950 when no absolute dating techniques were available.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Style, Function, Transmission

    • A detailed outline of the interrelations of Darwin's theory of evolutionary descent with modification, retooled to accommodate artifacts, and the concepts of drift, style, and function.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Evolutionary Archaeology

    • Assembles benchmark articles in evolutionary archaeology that show how to apply scientific evolutionism to the study of variation in the archaeological record.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Cladistics and Archaeology

    • An exploration of the application of cladistics, a specific method of phylogeny (evolutionary development), to archaeology by considering artifacts as human phenotypic characters.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in Utah Valley

    • This volume contains detailed descriptions of Utah Valley ecology and results of excavations at several hunter-gatherer valley and upland occupations and is focused mainly on the post-Fremont period.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Complex Hunter-Gatherers

    • A broad synthesis of the archaeology of the Plateau region of the Pacific Northwest and the evolution and organization of the complex hunter-gatherers in general.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Prehistoric California

    • Dispels lingering mythologies about California’s prehistory, such as the notion that the area was a natural cornucopia, and provide a solid basis for a new, more nuanced view of the state.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Foundations of Anasazi Culture

    • This major synthesis of work explores new evidence gathered at Basketmaker III sites on the Colorado Plateau in search of further understanding of Anasazi development.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Becoming Aztlan

    • An overview of the continuities in culture between the American Southwest and the adjacent northwest of Mexico.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Apaches de Navajo

    • Explores the ancestry of the Navajo people as part of an ancient high-plain Apache group using evidence from historic documents, linguistic evidence, and archaeological sites in New Mexico.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Behavioral Archaeology

    • An illustration of the coherence and scope of behavioral archaeology, an emerging branch of anthropology emphasizing the study of relationships between human behavior and artifacts.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Social Theory in Archaeology

    • A handbook to an array of theoretical approaches that contribute something provocative or significant to the enterprise of constructing social theory in archaeology, setting the agenda for future research.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • UUAP 125: Camels Back Cave

    • Covers an isolated limestone ridge on the southern edge of the Great Salt Lake Desert, where archaeologists have exposed a series of stratified deposits spanning the entire Holocene era.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Shifting Sands

    • Summarizes archaeological, geomorphological, botanical, and climatological studies that have expanded our understanding of Native American land use and subsistence in the Sand Hollow Basin of SW Utah.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Pottery and People

    • This volume emphasizes the complex interactions between ceramic containers and people in past and present contexts.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Ants for Breakfast

    • The archaeological adventures of Skibo, who lived with the Kalinga people, once headhunters, in the remote Philippine highlands while studying prehistoric pottery manufacture and use.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Expanding Archaeology

    • Attempts to define behavioral archaeology comprehensively as the study of material objects regardless of time or space to describe and explain human behavior.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Joyce Well Site

    • This volume contains excavation reports from the Joyce Well site in the boot heel of New Mexico where the Casas Grandes or Paquime culture is believed to have lived from AD 1200 to 1400.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Sediments in Archaeological Context

    • Intended for every archaeologist who investigates sites in depositional contexts, this book concerns the analysis of the matrix within which artifacts originate.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Basin-Plateau Aboriginal Sociopolitical Groups

    • A classic of Great Basin ethnology, this volume constitutes one of the earliest and most comprehensive ethnographic reconnaissance of the Western Shoshoni.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Touching the Past

    • Explores the ideology, pottery, sport, and trade relations of Casas Grandes, a desert culture from AD 1150 to1300 centered at Paquimé in Chihuahua, Mexico.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology

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