Archaeology of the Southwest by Linda S Cordell

By Linda S Cordell

The long-awaited 3rd version of this recognized textbook is still the go-to textual content and reference for a person drawn to Southwest archaeology. It presents a finished precis of the key issues and themes imperative to trendy interpretation and perform. extra concise, obtainable, and student-friendly, the 3rd version bargains scholars the newest in present examine, debates, and topical syntheses in addition to elevated assurance of Paleoindian and Archaic classes and the Casas Grandes phenomenon. It is still definitely the right textual content for classes on Southwest archaeology on the complex undergraduate and graduate degrees and is a perfect source ebook for the Southwest researchers’ bookshelf and for normal readers.

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During the nonagricultural season, these houses served as bases for hunting and gathering. Some groups who lived in the uplands year-round generally practiced some rainfall farming and a great deal of hunting and gathering. The Maricopas, who lived along the lower Gila River, used canal irrigation for agriculture, like their O'odham allies and neighbors. Pai villages generally housed families of the same lineage. Village leadership typically lay in the hands of a particularly charismatic and spiritually powerful man, and some villages also had councils of elders.

3 (a) Frank Hamilton Cushing; (b) drawing by Zuni Pueblo artist Phil Hughte Fig. 4 1890 Exhibition of Native American pottery at the US National Museum (Smithsonian Institution), Washington, DC Fig. 5 (a) The Wetherill brothers; (b) the east side of Cliff Palace Fig. 6 Edgar Lee Hewitt Fig. 7 (a) Nels C. Nelson; (b) Nelson's map of Pueblo San Marcos Fig. 8 Alfred Vincent Kidder Fig. 9 Map of Kidder's "areas of specialization" Fig. 10 Attendees of the first Pecos Conference (1927) Fig. 11 HH-39, the beam that tied the ruins of the Southwest to their place in time Fig.

5 Watch Tower, Mesa verde National Park Fig. 6 variability in the environment across the Colorado Plateaus Fig. 7 Map of average precipitation, 739–838 CE Fig. 8 Map of average precipitation, 1339–1438 CE Fig. 9 Map of distribution of ceramic traditions, 1200–1300 CE Fig. 10 Map of distribution of land irrigated by gravity–fed systems Fig. 1 Map of sites discussed in chapter 9 Fig. 2 Aerial view of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua Fig. 3 Kiva mural figures: (a) Pottery Mound; (b) Kuaua; (c) Awat'ovi Fig.

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