Archaeology of the Southwest, Second Edition

Archaeology of the Southwest, Second Edition

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The successful "Prehistory of the Southwest" has been updated with twelve years of new research in the field. The new edition is entitled "Archaeology of the Southwest", and it provides a coherent and comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to the modern practice and interpretation of Southwest archaeology. Cordell's text is the best study on the market. After an extensive review process, the revision addresses specific issues in order to effectively meet the audience's interests and demands. This new edition introduces new data and syntheses of information, including those available through advanced technology. It presents reconceptualized chapters, and provides new or improved illustrations throughout the text. It offers a readable and accurate representation of current debates and research in the American Southwest. It challenges readers to integrate the structure and meaning of various broad regional trends that preceded the European conquest. It covers the latest in field research and topical syntheses. It addresses curricular cultural diversity requirements, and contains new maps, line drawings, and photos.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 185.42 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 929.86g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0121882268
  • 9780121882266

Table of contents

Introduction: The Place and Its Peoples. The Natural Environment. The First Southwesterners, Paleoindian Archeology. The Archaic Period: The Hunting and Gathering Spectrum. Agricultural Beginnings: Last Hunters, First Farmers. Systematics of Southwest Culture History. New Frameworks, Elaboration, and Current Chronologies. Southwestern Communities to AD 800: Settling Down and Settling In. Expansion (AD 800 to 1000.) Integration (AD 1000 to 1250.) Abandonment: A Complex Social Phenomenon. Reorganization. References. Index.
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"Dr. Cordell has accomplished a major task in pulling together information on the history and development of modern issues and themes of Southwest archaeology. No other area of North America has accumulated more published archaeological research and generated more debate than the American Southwest. Her synthesis provides an excellent perspective for students and scholars alike." --HARRY J. SHAFER, Texas A&M University, College Station "This volume is a comprehensive, highly readable synthesis of contemporary archaeological practice in the American Southwest. The pace and content of new research is admirably captured in this fine update of Cordell's now classic overview." --BARBARA MILLS, University of Arizona, Tucson "Once again, Linda Cordell has produced a uniquely comprehensive treatment of Southwestern archaeology, updating and strengthening the regional balance of her valuable 1984 summary." --PAUL AND SUZANNE FISH, Curators of Archaelogy, Arizona State Museum
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