Archaeology of the Southwest by Linda S Cordell

By Linda S Cordell

The long-awaited 3rd variation of this recognized textbook remains to be the go-to textual content and reference for a person attracted to Southwest archaeology. It presents a finished precis of the foremost topics and subject matters crucial to fashionable interpretation and perform. extra concise, obtainable, and student-friendly, the 3rd variation bargains scholars the most recent in present examine, debates, and topical syntheses in addition to elevated insurance of Paleoindian and Archaic sessions and the Casas Grandes phenomenon. It continues to be the right textual content for classes on Southwest archaeology on the complicated undergraduate and graduate degrees and is a perfect source ebook for the Southwest researchers’ bookshelf and for normal readers.

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5 Map of modern Pueblo Indian villages and languages spoken Fig. 6 Students from Jemez Pueblo, Pecos, and Phillips Academy Fig. 7 Map of ancient cultural traditions of the Southwest Fig. 8 Scholars and explorers of Chaco Canyon, 1930s Fig. 1 Map of the physiographic provinces of the Southwest Fig. 2 Map of the regional climate divisions of the Southwest Fig. 3 Map of the spatial distribution of seasonal precipitation Fig. 4 Diagram of the edge of a salt pan Fig. 5 Tree buried in alluvium at Black Mesa, Arizona Fig.

On August 10, 1680, the Pueblo Indians and some of their allies carried out a carefully planned and coordinated rebellion. They forced the Spaniards out of New Mexico and kept them out for 12 years. In trying to destroy every vestige of the Spanish presence, the American Indians burned archival records, so any census and descriptive data for the first 80 years of the Spanish colony in New Mexico that had not already been sent to Mexico or Spain were lost. The revolt period is of considerable interest to Native Americans and archaeologists today (Liebmann, Ferguson, and Preucel 2005; Sando and Agoyo 2005; Wilcox 2009).

15 La Playa site, Sonora, Mexico Fig. 1 (a) Modern corn; (b) teosinte Fig. 2 Tepary bean Fig. 3 Agave Fig. 4 Devil's claw Fig. 5 Goosefoot Fig. 6 Map of early agricultural sites Fig. 7 (a) Overview of the Old Corn site; (b) buried Old Corn site features Fig. 8 (a) Aerial view of Las Capas; (b)individual planting holes at Las Capas Fig. 9 Irrigation ditches near Zuni Pueblo Fig. 10 Cerro Juanaquena Fig. 11 (a) Patterned twined sandals; (b) twined bag; (c) plain-weave sandal; (d) twined sandal Fig.

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