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3rd Edition

Archaeology of the Southwest

ISBN 9781598746754
Published April 15, 2012 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

The long-awaited third edition of this well-known textbook continues to be the go-to text and reference for anyone interested in Southwest archaeology. It provides a comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to modern interpretation and practice. More concise, accessible, and student-friendly, the Third Edition offers students the latest in current research, debates, and topical syntheses as well as increased coverage of Paleoindian and Archaic periods and the Casas Grandes phenomenon. It remains the perfect text for courses on Southwest archaeology at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and is an ideal resource book for the Southwest researchers’ bookshelf and for interested general readers.

Table of Contents

Preface1. The Place and Its Peoples2. Natural Environments of the Cultural Southwest3. Tools for Digging into the Past4. The First Southwesterners: Paleoindian and Early Archaic Archaeology5. The Early Agricultural Period, 2100 BCE-200 CE6. Settlements, Farming, and Increasing Diversity, 200-900 CE7. Social and Political Organization, 900-1250 CE8. Movement and Change during Turbulent Times, 1150-1400 CE9. Coming Together, Making Communities, 1275-1490 CE10. Transitions, Resistance, Accommodations, and Lessons, 1500-1900 CE11. Looking to the FutureReferences

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"What a relief this is....I have despaired of finding a good text for Southwest archaeology, and this one will do nicely."--Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Northern Arizona University

"This book is a welcome updated addition to the currently available textbooks on Southwestern prehistory. The authors have clearly put in a tremendous amount of effort to bring in current data, interpretations, and issues facing Southwest archaeologists today. The book is well written, easy to read, and very comprehensive, providing the basics of Southwestern prehistory."--Barbara Roth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"There is a reason this work is a classic. If you're doing any research in a (new to you) area/time period, Cordell gives you the basics, key references, and important issues...this is an excellent new edition of the text. It will be a must have for all Southwest archaeologists."--Gordon F.M. Rakita, University of North Florida