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In Search of the Old Ones
In Search of the Old Ones
by David Roberts
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andlt;Bandgt;David Roberts andlt;/Bandgt;is the author of twenty-four books on mountaineering, adventure, and the history of the American Southwest. His essays and articles have appeared in andlt;iandgt;National Geographicandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt... (read more)

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House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
by Craig Childs
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In 1908 easterners Mary Ellicott Arnold and Mabel Reed accepted appointments as field matrons in Karuk tribal communities in the Klamath and Salmon River country of northern California. In doing so, they joined a handful of white women in a rugged region... (read more)

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Holocene Hunter-Gatherers of the Lower Ohio River Valley
Holocene Hunter-Gatherers of the Lower Ohio River Valley
by Richard Jefferies
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Holocene Hunter-Gatherers of the Lower Ohio River Valley addresses the approximately 7,000 years of the prehistory of eastern North America, termed the Archaic Period by archaeologists.... (read more)

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The Mound Builders
The Mound Builders
by Robert Silverberg
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In Illinois, the one-hundred-foot Cahokia Mound spreads impressively across sixteen acres, and as many as ten thousand more mounds dot the Ohio River Valley alone. The Mound Builders traces the speculation surrounding these monuments and the scientific... (read more)

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Paradigms of the Past: The Story of Missouri Archaeology
Paradigms of the Past: The Story of Missouri Archaeology
by Michael J Obrien
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Presents the history of archaeology in Missouri and uses it as a vehicle to examine the development of Americanist archaeology in general. Demonstrates how amateur and trained archaeologists have examined artifacts and sites and how their views of the... (read more)

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Oregon Archaeology
Oregon Archaeology
by C. Melvin Aikens
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Archaeological research has revealed much about Oregon's history in the last twenty years. Oregon Archaeology incorporates this new knowledge, telling the story of Native American cultures in Oregon beginning with the earliest evidence of human... (read more)

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Hidden Lives: The Archaeology of Slave Life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Hidden Lives: The Archaeology of Slave Life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
by Barbara J Heath
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LIKE MONTICELLO, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest offers a significant archeological view of slave life at the turn of the nineteenth century in rural Virginia. In Hidden Lives, Barbara J. Heath re-creates the daily life of slaves at Jefferson's second... (read more)

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Richard Wetherill: Anasazi
Richard Wetherill: Anasazi
by Frank Mcnitt
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Biography of the man who discovered the prehistoric ruins at Mesa Verde, Colorado, and began the excavation of Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.... (read more)

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Pueblos: Prehistoric Indian Cultures of the Southwest
Pueblos: Prehistoric Indian Cultures of the Southwest
by Sylvio Acatos
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Oversized (9x111/2") and illustrated with about 300 color and b&w photographs, this volume presents a visual and cultural portrait of the life, history, art and architecture of a remarkable, peace-loving people who, long before the European arrived... (read more)

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Field Man: Life as a Desert Archaeologist (Southwest Center)
Field Man: Life as a Desert Archaeologist (Southwest Center)
by Julian D Hayden
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Field Man is the captivating memoir of renowned southwestern archaeologist Julian Dodge Hayden, a man who held no professional degree or faculty position but who camped and argued with a whos who of the discipline, including Emil Haury, Malcolm Rogers... (read more)

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Past Objects
Past Objects
by Scott Jordan
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In the space between archaeology and history stand men like Scott Jordan, a New Yorker who has been digging around in the city's soil for the better part of four decades. What began as a childhood hobby searching for treasure evolved into a lifestyle... (read more)

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First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America
First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America
by David Meltzer
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"This volume is an amazing summary of our current knowledge of the Americas' greatest contribution to world cuisine. Moving from maizeand#8217;s origin and spread through its transformation as an evolutionary and cultural partner with humanity, Michael... (read more)

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Julian Steward and the Great Basin: The Making of an Anthropologist
Julian Steward and the Great Basin: The Making of an Anthropologist
by Richard O. Clemmer
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Julian Steward and the Great Basin is a critical assessment of Steward’s work, the factors that influenced him, and his deep effect on American anthropology. Steward (1902–1972) was one of the foremost American exponents of cultural... (read more)

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From This Earth: The Ancient Art of Pueblo Pottery
From This Earth: The Ancient Art of Pueblo Pottery
by Stewart Peckham
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Peckham (the Museum of New Mexico) traces the traditions of Anasazi and Mogollon pottery from the earliest examples through the centuries up to the fine pieces being made today. His abundant and deeply informed text is embellished by 175 excellent... (read more)

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In Search of Chaco
In Search of Chaco
by David Grant (edt) Noble
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Since Noble put together New Light on Chaco Canyon in 1984, little basic research has taken place on what became known as "the Chaco phenomenon." However, as the author and photographer points out, there's been plenty of analysis, comparison... (read more)

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Exploring Fort Vancouver
Exploring Fort Vancouver
by Douglas C Wilson
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To explore the sweep of human history at Fort Vancouver is to grasp some of the essentials of the North American experience. The fort has been part of the major historical trends of the Pacific Northwest for over 150 years, from the effects of... (read more)

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Jamestown, Buried Truth (06 Edition)
Jamestown, Buried Truth (06 Edition)
by William M. Kelso
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The head archaeologist of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project reports on the findings and their interpretation from excavations at the site of the first enduring English settlement in the New World, founded on the banks of the James River in Virginia in... (read more)

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Great Excavations Tales of Early South
Great Excavations Tales of Early South
by Melinda Elliott
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Published (also, putatively, in a cloth edition) by The School; distributed by U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Before California (Images of America)
Before California (Images of America)
by Brian M Fagan
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Sponsored by the Society for California Archeology, this analysis intended for a general audience explores many aspects of the history of indigenous Californians up to the 16th century Spanish . Fagan (anthropology, U. of California, Santa Barbara) also... (read more)

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Pox, Empire, Shackles, and Hides: The Townsend Site, 1670-1715
Pox, Empire, Shackles, and Hides: The Townsend Site, 1670-1715
by Bernard Marcoux
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The late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries were an extremely turbulent time for southeastern American Indian groups. Indeed, between the founding of the Charles Town colony along the south Atlantic coast in 1670 and the outbreak of the Yamasee... (read more)

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