Archaeology of the Southwest, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 1598746758

ISBN-13: 9781598746754

Edition: 3rd 2012

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Description: The long-awaited third edition of this well-known textbook continues to be the go-to text and reference for anyone interested in Southwestern archaeology. It provides a comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to modern interpretation and practice. More concise, accessible, and student-friendly, the Third Edition offers students the latest in current research, debates, and topical syntheses as well as increased coverage of Paleoindian and Archaic periods and the Casas Grandes phenomenon. It remains the perfect text for courses on Southwest archaeology at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and is an ideal resource book for the Southwest researchers’ bookshelf and for interested general readers.

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List price: $45.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Left Coast Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

List of Tables and Illustrations
Preface
The Place and Its Peoples
Concepts and Boundaries
The Southwest's Spanish Colonial History
Present-Day Native Peoples
Peoples of the Southern Southwest
Peoples of the Western Southwest
Peoples of the Northern Southwest
Archaeological Traditions
Approaches to the Past
Natural Environments of the Cultural Southwest
Physiographic Provinces
Climate
Plants
Animals
Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction
Conclusion
Tools for Digging into the Past
Beginnings
Measuring Archaeological Time in the Southwest
Demonstrating Chronology at Pecos
The First Pecos Conference
Sidebar: Tree-Ring Dating
Defining "Archaeological Cultures"
Sidebar: Pecos Classification
Sidebar: Hohokam Tradition
Sidebar: Mogollon Tradition
Winds of Change in Archaeological Method and Theory
The Rise of Cultural Resource Management Archaeology
Developments in Mexico
New Directions
The First Southwesterners-Paleoindian and Early Archaic Archaeology
The Discovery at Folsom
Sidebar: Dates and Processes: Why Is It So Hard to Get a Date?
Sidebar: Paleoindian and Archaic Complexes, Traditions, and Projectile Point Types in the Southwest
The First Southwesterners
Clovis
After Clovis
Chronological Confusions
Classification, Technology, and Style
Beyond Weaponry
Hunters after Folsom
After Clovis in the Desert West
Overview
Transitions to Agriculture, 2100 bce-200 CE
Domesticated Plants and Animals in the Native Southwest
Origins and Dispersals of Agriculture in the Southwest
Contexts of Early Southwestern Farming
Migrations, Population Growth, Languages, and Identities
Discussion
Settlements, Farming, and Increasing Diversity, 200-900 CE
Tools, Houses, and Subsistence
Houses
Agricultural Practices
Agriculture in the Desert
Agriculture on the Colorado Plateaus
Agriculture in the Mountains and Valleys
Early Settlements: Building Community
The Pithouse-to-Pueblo Transition
The Development of Ancestral Pueblo, Hohokam, and Mogollon Settlements
Ancestral Pueblo Settlements
Hohokam Settlements
Mogollon Settlements
Beliefs, Symbols, and Ceremony
Summary
Social and Political Organization, 900-1250 CE
The Chaco System
Inside Chaco Canyon
Outlying Communities and the Chaco Phenomenon
The Hohokam System
The Sedentary Period Hohokam
The Early Classic Period Hohokam
Aggregated Systems
Mesa Verde
The Kayenta Ancestral Pueblos
The Mimbres Area
Dispersed Systems
The Rio Grande Valley
The Jornada Mogollon
Discussion
Movement and Change during Turbulent Times, 1150-1400 CE
Ways of Leaving Places and Reasons for Doing So
Use-Lives of Settlements
Local Depopulations
Depopulation of Regions
Push factors
Warfare
Factionalism
Disease
Environmental Push Factors
Pull Factors: Precipitation, Irrigation, and Social Relationships
Discussion
Coming Together, Making Communities, 1275-1490 CE
Considerations of Climate and Natural Environment
Patterns of Change in the Social Landscape
Patterns in Settlement Layout and Architecture
Pattern of Pottery Styles and Their Social Implications
Integrating Data about the Integration of Peoples
The Lower San Pedro River Valley
The Tonto Basin
The Mogollon Highlands
The Northern Rio Grande Region
The Central Rio Grande Region
The Casas Grandes Valley
Discussion
Transitions, Resistance, Accommodations, and Lessons, 1500-1900 CE
Apaches, Navajos, and Utes
First Encounters
Where Was Esteban Killed?
The Battle of Hawikku
San Gabriel de Yungeh
Pueblo Rebellions
Contested Histories at Hopi: Awat'ovi and Walpi
Awat�ovi
Walpi
Pueblo Indians and Buffalo Hunters
Ransomed Slaves, Protectors of the Crown: New Mexico's Gen�zaro Population
Discussion
Looking to the Future
References
Index
About the Authors
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