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    DescriptionThe long history of field research at Grasshopper, a massive, 500-room pueblo in an isolated mountain meadow in east-central Arizona, has produced a wealth of architectural information. Drawing on this extensive research, Charles Riggs reconstructs the pueblo, and provides a glimpse into the everyday life of the community at a critical time in Southwest prehistory. Between AD 1300 and 1330, a group consisting mainly of newcomers to the area established and then enlarged Grasshopper. From the architectural remnants excavated by the University of Arizona Archaeological Field School it is possible to determine that the earliest arrivals settled Grasshopper relatively quickly and that subsequent groups from the region and the Colorado Plateau built their houses next to kinsmen. The houses of locals and immigrants remained separate in discrete room blocks despite their occupants' participation in communal groups. Ultimately short-lived, by AD 1330 the influx of immigrants tapered and the architecture came to reflect a more seasonal, less intensive use of the area. Eventually the community was abandoned and the walls were left to crumble. In "The Architecture of Grasshopper Pueblo," Riggs gives us a new view of community life at this ancient Puebloan site.

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    The Architecture of Grasshopper Pueblo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Riggs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780874808575
    ISBN 10: 087480857X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: CC
    Edition statement
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Salt Lake City
    Review quote
    "Contains a wealth of information that will be of great value to scholars interested in architecture both in the Southwest and elsewhere."--Ruth Van Dyke, California State University-Fullerton