Copper Bell Trade Patterns In The Prehispanic U S Southwest And Northwest Mexico

Author: Victoria D. Vargas
Publisher: Arizona State Museum
ISBN: 9781889747521
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Copper Bell Trade Patterns In The Prehispanic U S Southwest And Northwest Mexico from the Author: Victoria D. Vargas. Examines the stylistic, temporal, and geographic variability of 622 copper bells from 93 sites, exploring the evidence for copper production at Casas Grandes and the possibility for western Mexican production. The volume also updates and revises recent copper bell typologies. Vargas confirms two phases of trade: A.D. 800-1250, when exchange seems prestige-oriented and occurred between the Hohokam in southern Arizona and groups in western Mexico; and A.D. 1250-1520, when two nodes for trade networks developed with western Mexico at Casas Grandes and in the Hohokam/Salado area.

Religion In The Prehispanic Southwest

Author: Christine S. VanPool
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759113955
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Religion In The Prehispanic Southwest from the Author: Christine S. VanPool. Religion mattered to the prehistoric Southwestern people, just as it matters to their descendents today. Examining the role of religion can help to explain architecture, pottery, agriculture, even commerce. But archaeologists have only recently developed the theoretical and methodological tools with which to study this topic. Religion in the Prehispanic Southwest marks the first book-length study of prehistoric religion in the region. Drawing on a rich array of empirical approaches, the contributors show the importance of understanding beliefs and ritual for a range of time periods and southwestern societies. For professional and avocational archaeologists, for religion scholars and students, Religion in the Prehispanic Southwest represents an important contribution.

Ancestors And Elites

Author: Gordon F. M. Rakita
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759113299
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Ancestors And Elites from the Author: Gordon F. M. Rakita. Ancestors and Elites examines prehispanic ritual behaviors characteristic of the Casas Grandes region of Chihuahua, Mexico. Gordon Rakita analyzes the archaeological data from the site with respect to broader anthropological theories regarding both religious practices and the rise of complex societies. This confluence of empirical fact and general theory allows Rakita to explore in detail the complex, reciprocal relationship between ritual practices and developing social complexity at PaquimZ, one of the best-documented archaeological sites in the region.

Archaeology Of Ancient Mexico And Central America

Author: Susan Toby Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136801863
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Archaeology Of Ancient Mexico And Central America from the Author: Susan Toby Evans. First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Handbook Of Southwest Archaeology

Author: Barbara Mills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199978425
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The Oxford Handbook Of Southwest Archaeology from the Author: Barbara Mills. The American Southwest is one of the most important archaeological regions in the world, with many of the best-studied examples of hunter-gatherer and village-based societies. Research has been carried out in the region for well over a century, and during this time the Southwest has repeatedly stood at the forefront of the development of new archaeological methods and theories. Moreover, research in the Southwest has long been a key site of collaboration between archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, linguists, biological anthropologists, and indigenous intellectuals. This volume marks the most ambitious effort to take stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of the American Southwest. Over seventy top scholars have joined forces to produce an unparalleled survey of state of archaeological knowledge in the region. Themed chapters on particular methods and theories are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of the culture histories of particular archaeological sequences, from the initial Paleoindian occupation, to the rise of a major ritual center in Chaco Canyon, to the onset of the Spanish and American imperial projects. The result is an essential volume for any researcher working in the region as well as any archaeologist looking to take the pulse of contemporary trends in this key research tradition.

The Road To Aztlan

Author: Virginia M. Fields
Publisher: Los Angeles County Museum
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The Road To Aztlan from the Author: Virginia M. Fields. Published in conjunction with the major exhibition, 'The Road to Aztlan: Art from a Mythic Homeland' explores the art derived from and created about the legendary area that encompasses the American Southwest and portions of Mexico long before they were separated by an international border. The book and accompanying exhibition view Aztlan as a metaphoric centre and allegorical place of origin for the various peoples of the Southwest and Mexico. Cultural interactions between the two areas span two millennia, beginning with maize cultivation, which spread north from Mexico around BC 1200. The book also investigates the relationship between myth and history as expressed in art and material culture of the region's inhabitants over time and the relationship and continuities of cultural practices over the course of the pre-Columbian, colonial, and contemporary eras. Crucial to these changing relationships are aspects of tradition and innovation within cultures as! people sought to negotiate, maintain, and redefine their identities in the face of social disruption.

The Archaeology Of Chaco Canyon

Author: Stephen H. Lekson
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
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The Archaeology Of Chaco Canyon from the Author: Stephen H. Lekson. The site of a great Ancestral Pueblo center in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, the ruins in Chaco Canyon look like a city to some archaeologists, a ceremonial center to others. Chaco and the people who created its monumental great houses, extensive roads, and network of outlying settlements remain an enigma in American archaeology, although all agree they were exceptional in Southwestern prehistory. In this capstone volume, the contributors address central archaeological themes, including environment, organization of production, architecture, regional issues, and society and polity.They place Chaco in its time and in its region, considering what came before and after its heyday and its neighbors to the north and south, including Mesoamerica.

A History Of The Ancient Southwest

Author: Stephen H. Lekson
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
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A History Of The Ancient Southwest from the Author: Stephen H. Lekson. According to archaeologist Stephen H. Lekson, much of what we think we know about the Southwest has been compressed into conventions and classifications and orthodoxies. This book challenges and reconfigures these accepted notions by telling two parallel stories, one about the development, personalities, and institutions of Southwestern archaeology and the other about interpretations of what actually happened in the ancient past. While many works would have us believe that nothing much ever happened in the ancient Southwest, this book argues that the region experienced rises and falls, kings and commoners, war and peace, triumphs and failures. In this view, Chaco Canyon was a geopolitical reaction to the "Colonial Period" Hohokam expansion and the Hohokam "Classic Period" was the product of refugee Chacoan nobles, chased off the Colorado Plateau by angry farmers. Far to the south, Casas Grandes was a failed attempt to create a Mesoamerican state, and modern Pueblo people--with societies so different from those at Chaco and Casas Grandes--deliberately rejected these monumental, hierarchical episodes of their past. From the publisher: The second printing of A History of the Ancient Southwest has corrected the errors noted below. SAR Press regrets an error on Page 72, paragraph 4 (also Page 275, note 2) regarding "absolute dates." "50,000 dates" was incorrectly published as "half a million dates." Also P. 125, lines 13-14: "Between 21,000 and 27,000 people lived there" should read "Between 2,100 and 2,700 people lived there."