Archaeology of the Southwest by Linda S Cordell

By Linda S Cordell

The long-awaited 3rd version of this famous textbook is still the go-to textual content and reference for an individual attracted to Southwest archaeology. It offers a entire precis of the foremost issues and issues primary to trendy interpretation and perform. extra concise, obtainable, and student-friendly, the 3rd variation deals scholars the most recent in present study, debates, and topical syntheses in addition to elevated insurance of Paleoindian and Archaic classes and the Casas Grandes phenomenon. It continues to be the ideal textual content for classes on Southwest archaeology on the complex undergraduate and graduate degrees and is a perfect source publication for the Southwest researchers’ bookshelf and for normal readers.

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9 T-shaped doorway, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon Fig. 10 Two views of the Great Kiva at Chetro Ketl during excavation Fig. 11 Chacoan cylinder vessels Fig. 12 Jackson Staircase, Chaco Canyon Fig. 13 Map of Chacoan outlier sites and road segments Fig. 14 Tower kiva and roomblock at Salmon Ruin,Bloomfield, New Mexico Fig. 15 Cribbed roof kiva at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon Fig. 16 (a) Wijiji; (b) Kin Kletso, Chaco Canyon Fig. 17 Solstice window at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon Fig. 18 Map of Hohokam ball court sites, Arizona Fig.

Jemez 5. Zuni 6. Laguna 7. Acoma 8. Bosque Redondo (Fort Sumner) 9. 3. Gardens such as these are among the many ingenious techniques Native southwestern peoples use to conserve moisture for agriculture. (a) Waffle garden, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. (Photo by Jesse Nusbaum, ca. 1910. Courtesy of the Museum of New Mexico). (b) Hopi garden with check dams, planted in corn. (1931 photo, Courtesy of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History) of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; and the massive adobe buildings, effigy mounds, and ball courts of Casas Grandes (also called Paquimé) in Chihuahua are treasures of world heritage today.

These places are also respected footprints of the ancestors of contemporary Native peoples. Topographically, the Southwest encompasses the low basins of the Sonoran Desert; the higher, sparsely wooded mesas of the Colorado Plateaus; and the still-higher, wooded and forested mountain masses of central Arizona, New Mexico, and Chihuahua. Elevations range from near sea level in the basins to just above 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) in the southern Rocky Mountains. Uniting all these diverse landscapes is the regions arid climate.

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