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Case Studies in Early Societies : Ancient Puebloan Southwest Series Number 5 - John Kantner

Case Studies in Early Societies

Ancient Puebloan Southwest Series Number 5

Hardcover Published: 10th January 2005
ISBN: 9780521783101
Number Of Pages: 338

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John Kantner traces the evolution of Pueblo society in the American Southwest from the emergence of the Chaco and Mimbres in the AD 1000s through the early decades of contact with the Spanish in the sixteenth century. Based on a diverse range of archaeological data, historical accounts, oral history and ethnographic records, this introduction for students of the Pueblo Southwest is vital reading for any archaeologist concerned with the origins of early civilizations.

"It makes the very complex and abundant archaeological record of thsi culture area accessible. It successfully melds processualist approaches to data collection adn analysis with a contingent view of cultural change. It shows how competing hypotheses move interpretation foward. Perhaps most importantly, it is a case study of region that does not have a clear unilineal trajectory from band to state and it forces us to think about how human societies organize themselves in the absence of materially visible hierarchies." Canadian Journal of Archaeology Jonathan Driver, Simon Fraser University

The ancient Puebloan southwest: an introduction
'The daylight world': the paleoenvironmental context for Puebloan history
Return to Anosin Tehuli? The origins of Puebloan culture
The wrong middle places? Chaco canyon and the Mimbres mogollon
The migrations continue the end of Chaco and Mimbres
The AD 1200s: the great Pueblo period
The great abandonment
Finding Posi: the protohistoric Puebloan world
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ISBN: 9780521783101
ISBN-10: 0521783100
Series: Case Studies in Early Societies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 10th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62