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    • 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
    • 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
    • A Laboratory for Anthropology

    • This beautiful reprint tells the story of an idea, "The Southwest," through the development of American anthropology and archaeology.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • A White-Bearded Plainsman

    • W. Raymond Wood played a leading role in the early days of Great Plains archaeology. In his new memoir, he tells how his own career emerged, as the discipline of Plains archaeology developed during the post–World War II era.
    • Archaeology / Autobiography and Memoir
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • An Archaeological Legacy

    • A short biography of Dr. Matheny’s life and work as well as essays by his colleagues—many of whom are his former students—about a variety of geographical areas and topics
    • Archaeology
    • Anasazi along the Vermilion Cliffs

    • This catalog presents efforts of the Museum of Peoples and Cultures to understand the objects and to glean information about the Puebloan peoples who lived along the Vermilion Cliffs.
    • Archaeology
    • Ancient Caves of the Great Salt Lake Region

    • A report on excavations led by Julian Steward from the 1930s of caves found in the region of the Great Salt Lake, caves that had once been submerged by prehistoric Lake Bonneville.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Art of the Warriors

    • A book on the North American Plains rock art spanning at least 5,000 years, ranging from finely drawn polychrome shield-bearing warrior pictographs to crudely pecked abstract petroglyphs.
    • American Indian / Archaeology
    • At Rest in Zion

    • Details the protective efforts of archaeologists to excavate and document Mormon burial grounds uncovered by construction beneath Salt Lake City.
    • 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
    • Becoming Aztlan

    • An overview of the continuities in culture between the American Southwest and the adjacent northwest of Mexico.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Becoming White Clay

    • An archaeological, historical, and ethnographic study of the Jicarilla Apache
    • American Indian / 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
    • Burned Palaces and Elite Residences of Aguateca

    • This comprehensive survey documents the archaeological investigations at Aguateca and reports on the process of excavations and recovered ceramic vessels.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Casas Grandes World

    • A re-evaluation of the extent, history, and meaning of the Casas Grandes site and its far-reaching connections.
    • 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
    • Children in the Prehistoric Puebloan Southwest

    • Attempts to find archaeological evidence of children in ancient Puebloan societies using such approaches as analysis of artifacts and skeletal remains and ethnographic interpretation of rock art.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Deadly Landscapes

    • Advances the rigorous examination of war in the archaeological record, including examples from the Hohokam, Sinagua, Mogollon, and Anasazi regions.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Engineering Mountain Landscapes

    • How humans transformed mountains and other elevated areas through time into culturally rich places
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • 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
    • Ephemeral Bounty

    • An archaeological study of ephemeral wooden structures reveals new information on the final chapter of autonomous Ute history in Colorado
    • Archaeology / American Indian Studies
    • Essential Tensions in Archaeological Method and Theory

    • Claims that archaeologists, rather than approach issues fundamentally, should use a logical variety of theoretical structures to answer different kinds of questions, combining approaches as needed.
    • 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
    • Evolutionary Ecology and Archaeology

    • A compilation of archaeological and paleoanthropological studies that provide a foundation for the field of evolutionary ecology.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Excavations at Aspen Shelter

    • Examines the faunal remains as well as house basins, stones, and projectile points at Aspen Shelter, a hub of deer hunting activity from 4,000 years ago until about AD 1200.
    • 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
    • Field Seasons

    • Covers the trends in North American ­archaeology as well as the diverse career paths available to archaeologists over the past 30 years
    • Archaeology / Memoir
    • Fierce and Indomitable

    • Gathers research on the late mobile groups of the American Southwest and provides directions for future investigations
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Foragers and Farmers of the Northern Kayenta Region

    • Geib’s study presents the results of a major archaeological excavation project on Navajo tribal land in the Four Corners area and integrates new information with existing knowledge of archaeology of the northern Kayenta region.
    • 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
    • Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats

    • A fascinating study of the extinct Ice Age animals found in North America's Great Basin
    • Archaeology / Paleontology
    • 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
    • Greater Mesoamerica

    • Based on recent archaeological surveys and excavations, the chapters in this volume provide current, comprehensive, area-by-area summaries of the region's Precolumbian past, noting the discovery of new cultural configurations, new connections, and...
    • Archaeology / Mesoamerica
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition

    • Provides thorough comparisons of eastern fluted point sites based on decades of research, previously unpublished reports, and updates to recent Paleoindian research
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Indians in Yellowstone National Park

    • This newly revised popular history presents prehistoric uses of the Park and human influences on its ecosystem.
    • American Indian / Western History / 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
    • Invisible Citizens

    • Explores the range of conditions and experiences of war captives, establishing methods for identifying captives in the archaeological record.
    • Anthropology / 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
    • 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
    • It's About Time

    • Although chronology plays a key role within archaeology, the history of archaeological dating and its effect on the interpretation of prehistory has never been actively considered. In this book, experts in stratigraphy, ceramic dating, obsidian...
    • 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
    • Kinship, Language, and Prehistory

    • A collection of seventeen articles on the work of Per Hage and his groundbreaking studies in kinship.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • 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
    • 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
    • Living with Pottery

    • Sheds light on some of the puzzles common to archaeology in any region and offers insight on markers for pottery-producing and nonproducing villages and socioeconomic variability.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Man Corn

    • This study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers.
    • 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
    • Meetings at the Margins

    • Explores interactions and their consequences among different societies at the margins of the Great Basin in the prehistoric Intermountain West.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Men Met Along the Trail

    • A classic work. A compilation of the recollections and memories of renowned archaeologist Neil M. Judd’s extensive career in archaeology.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Mesoamerican Lithic Technology

    • Seeks to identify current research questions in Mesoamerican lithic technology and to demonstrate that replication studies coupled with experimental research design are valuable analytical approaches.
    • Mesoamerica / 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
    • Modern Oceans,  Ancient Sites

    • Provides a deep archaeological perspective of the ecology of coastal ecosystems and human impacts on them in order to bridge the divide between the archaeological record and the modern oceanic crises.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Mountain Spirit

    • This volume discusses the many groups that visited or lived in Yellowstone in prehistoric and historic times, putting to rest the pervasive notion that Indians did not inhabit the area.
    • American Indian / 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
    • Nine Mile Canyon

    • The first in-depth look at the “World’s Longest Art Gallery” offers an entertaining and educational look at the archaeology of this world-renowned canyon
    • Archaeology / Utah
    • Obsidian Craft Production in  Central Mexico

    • An examination of the obsidian craft industry found at the site of Xochicalco, Morelos, between A.D. 650 and 900 when independent city-states appeared throughout central Mexico.
    • Mesoamerica / Archaeology

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