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    • Becoming White Clay

    • An archaeological, historical, and ethnographic study of the Jicarilla Apache
    • American Indian / 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Signs of the Casas Grandes Shamans

    • The authors examine Casas Grandes cosmology, finding a world centered on shamans and supernatural creatures, challenging long-held beliefs about Southwestern religion.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • 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
    • Seeking the Center Place

    • A detailed view of the last Pueblo communities in the Mesa Verde region, this volume draws from a common database derived from extensive investigations at several sites.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology

    • Argues that conservation biology cannot afford to ignore zooarchaeological research and that we can learn important lessons by examining long-term human and nonhuman influences on ecosystems.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • The Ancient Culture of the Fremont River in Utah

    • A classic in Southwestern archaeology, featuring the report proposing the Fremont River drainage area as host to a prehistoric culture unique from all other established Southwestern cultures.
    • Anthropology / 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
    • 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
    • UUAP 016: The Garrison Site

    • A report on the 1952 excavation of the prehistoric Garrison site, located in the Snake Valley region of western Utah.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • UUAP 018: Pine Park Shelter, Washington County, Utah

    • The report on an archaeological excavation undertaken at Pine Park Shelter located in the Beaver Dam Mountains in southwestern Utah. Excavation was completed in 1950 and included both prehistoric and Southern Paiute materials.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology

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