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    • Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet

    • Integrates recent data to show what the ancient Mayan civilization ate at different periods, how it affected the quality of their lives, and what intensive forms of agriculture they may have used to feed a burgeoning population.
    • Mesoamerica / Anthropology
    • The Shrinking Jungle

    • This novel provides a realistic glimpse of the life of the Aché tribe in Paraguay as they approach contact with the outside world
    • Fiction / Anthropology
    • Rancher Archaeologist

    • In this memoir, Frison shares his work and his atypical journey from rancher to professor and archaeologist.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology / Autobiography and Memoir
    • Archaeology of Clear Creek Canyon

    • The history of archaeological work in the Clear Creek Canyon region of central Utah, including reports of Five Finger Ridge excavations and the establishment of Fremont Indian State Park.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Studying Technological Change

    • Synthesizing nearly four decades of research by the author, this book asks historical and scientific questions about the interaction of people with artifacts during all times and in all places.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Where the Earth and Sky Are Sewn Together

    • This book represents a much revised rendition of the historian’s Sobaipuri-O’odham, a people who once dominated southern Arizona’s landscape.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • The Chaco Handbook

    • An encyclopedic handbook that organizes the extensive amount of information available for Chaco Canyon, a remarkable archaeological site of ancient puebloan ruins in northwestern New Mexico.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • UUAP 119: Glen Canyon Revisited

    • This report examines specific issues about the history and lifeways of the prehistoric inhabitants in around Glen Canyon.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • UUAP 122: Intermountain Archaeology

    • The papers in this volume reflect a broad topical range: how transportation issues associated with the movement of people and good into and out of upland areas affects the way hunter-gatherers behave, issues of social identity and group boundaries,...
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • UUAP 121: Newberry Crater

    • The research in this volume derives from investigations conducted in connection with proposed widening and realignment of the Paulina-East Lake Highway, located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • The First Rocky Mountaineers

    • Considers the human adaptation of the earliest people to inhabit Colorado’s Middle Park
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • A Fateful Day in 1698

    • This book, about one of the most important southwestern battles of the era in this region, reads like a mystery while addressing in scholarly fashion the question of how we can confidently infer anything reliable about the past.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Life and Politics at the Royal Court of Aguateca

    • The third and final volume of the monograph series on Aguateca, the book presents the analyses of items not covered in the first two volumes and provides a summation of the project.
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Works in Stone

    • A cross section of recent research in lithic analysis, demonstrating a wide range of theoretical approaches
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Religion on the Rocks

    • Presents a case study from Arizona's South Mountains to explore what compelled ancient peoples to craft rock art and how the petroglyphs were woven into the broader cultural landscape
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Sending the Spirits Home

    • Examines 1200 years of mortuary practices of the ancient Hohokam and their modern descendants in southern Arizona
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Engineering Mountain Landscapes

    • How humans transformed mountains and other elevated areas through time into culturally rich places
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Tracing the Relational

    • Explores the connections between humans and other beings, places, and things
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Shellfish for the Celestial Empire

    • Uncovers the history and lifeways of Chinese immigrants working in the abalone industry on California’s Channel Islands
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Fierce and Indomitable

    • Gathers research on the late mobile groups of the American Southwest and provides directions for future investigations
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • The Archaeology of Meaningful Places

    • A focused study on the concept of place as an ideal starting point and useful analytical unit for archeological studies.
    • Anthropology and Archaeology
    • Island of Fogs

    • This archaeological, historical, and ethnographic profile of Isla Cedros, Baja California is a relevant historical counterpart to modern discussions of ecological change and alternative models for sustainable development.
    • Anthropology and Archaeology
    • Rivers, Fish, and the People

    • Presents new scientific and cultural data about the roles of Native peoples on river ecosystems throughout the American West
    • Anthropology / Nature and Environment
    • Kinship Systems

    • Anthropologists and linguists provide a novel approach to understanding and reconstructing kinship in ancient times with global case studies
    • Anthropology / Linguistics
    • Traces of Fremont

    • This book takes a fascinating look at rock art through the lens of archaeology and anthropology, offering an innovative model of Fremont society, politics, and worldview.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology / Utah
    • UUAP 014: Archeological Survey of the La Sal Mountain Area, Utah

    • A report on the findings and interpretation of an archaeological survey completed in the La Sal Mountain area near the town of Moab, Utah. This work was completed in 1949-1952 and summarizes about 350 recorded sites, many at high elevations.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology / Utah
    • The Postclassic Mesoamerican World

    • Present a complete picture of Postclassic Mesoamerica with articles on polities, economic networks, information networks, case studies, and comparisons.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology / Mesoamerica
    • The Glen Canyon Country

    • Weaving personal experience with historical accounts, archaeologist Don D. Fowler shares the story of Glen Canyon and the peoples who sojourned there over the course of several thousand years.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology / Memoir
    • 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

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