Archaeology

Moche Art and Visual Culture in Ancient Peru

By Margaret Jackson

This multidisciplinary study analyzes the visual, linguistic, and cultural significance of the imagery used by the Moche in their ceramics and murals.

The Great Basin

People and Place in Ancient Times
Edited by Catherine S. FowlerDon D. Fowler

This book is about a place, the Great Basin of western North America, and about the lifeways of Native American people who lived there during the past 13,000 years. The authors highlight the ingenious solutions people devised to sustain themselves in a difficult environment.

The Ancient City

New Perspectives on Urbanism in the Old and New World
Edited by Joyce MarcusJeremy A. Sabloff

Cities are so common today that we cannot imagine a world without them. More than half of the world's population lives in cities, and that proportion is growing. Yet for most of our history, there were no cities. Why, how, and when did urban life begin?

Subjects: Archaeology

Kenneth Milton Chapman

A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists
By Janet ChapmanKaren Barrie

The many contributions of this early expert on Pueblo Indian anthropology and art are highlighted by two of his descendants.

Memory Work

Archaeologies of Material Practices
Edited by Barbara J. MillsWilliam H. Walker

Memory making is a social practice that links people and things together across time and space and ultimately has material consequences. The intersection of matter and social practice becomes archaeologically visible through the deposits created during social activities. The contributors to this volume share a common goal to map out the different ways in which to study social memories in past societies programmatically and tangibly.

Subjects: Archaeology

Santa Fe

History of an Ancient City
Revised and Expanded Edition
Edited by David Grant Noble

In 2010, Santa Fe officially turned 400—four centuries of a rich and contentious history of Indian, Spanish, and American interactions.

Digging for Dollars

American Archaeology and the New Deal
By Paul Fagette

Fagette's book is a thorough, compelling history of American archaeology in its most critical decade, the 1930s.

Small Worlds

Method, Meaning, and Narrative in Microhistory
Edited by James F. BrooksChristopher R. N. DeCorseJohn Walton

Growing unease with grand theories of modernization and global integration brought twelve scholars from four disciplines to the School for Advanced Research for an experiment with the research genre known as microhistory. These authors now call for a return to narrative, detailed analysis on a small scale, and the search for unforeseen meanings embedded in cases.

Canyon Gardens

The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest
Edited by V. B. PriceBaker H. Morrow

Canyon Gardens presents a new look at Puebloan landscaping techniques and uses of plants and how they can influence modern architects in the Southwest.

Opening Archaeology

Repatriation's Impact on Contemporary Research and Practice
Edited by Thomas W. Killion

In 1989–90, Congress enacted two laws, the National Museum of the American Indian Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, that required museums and other repositories of Native American human remains and cultural items to consult with, share information about, and return some items to federally recognized Indian tribes and Native Alaskan and Hawaiian communities.

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