Synopses & Reviews
This volume is the result of a seminar held at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, March 22 to 26, 1982. We wanted to explore and, if possible, improve theory about why and how sociocultural characteristics sometimes are reproduced and persist with little change, while in other cases one state of affairs is followed by something that is quite different in important ways.
This is an excellent collection of essays on the collapse of ancient states and civilizations by historians, archaeologists. . . . excellent overviews of the relevant research.—Contemporary Sociology
About the Author
Norman Yoffee is Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.