Against the historical dynamics of this complex region, this richly documented volume reconstructs the growth of the ‘arab al-Ḥǧerāt of the Galilee from some five herding households at the end of the Ottoman eighteenth century into a thriving sedentary tribe of regional importance nearly 200 years later.
Jeffrey R. Parsons
Based on his study of the nearly vanished aquatic economy of Chimalhuacán in the Valley of Mexico, Parsons describes the surviving vestiges of aquatic insect collection and fishing and considers their developmental and archaeological implications within a broad context of historical, ethnographic, biological, ecological, and archaeological information from Mexico, North and South America, the Near East, and Africa.
Augustin F.C. Holl
West African Awdaghost (Tegdaoust) emerged as a vital medieval trade center before its decline in the sixteenth century AD. Extensively excavated and accompanied by a large body of published material, Awdaghost provides a unique opportunity for the application of household archaeology to a West African settlement.
Michelle Hegmon, B. Sunday Eiselt
This collection of essays is based on the 2005 Society for American Archaeology symposium and presents research that epitomizes Richard I. Ford’s approach of engaged anthropology.
Grace Beardsley in collaboration with Carla M. Sinopoli
This richly illustrated volume examines the remarkable Kashmiri shawls of the Walter Koelz Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology.
Jeffrey R. Parsons
In the 1980s, a few traditional saltmakers were still manufacturing several kinds of salt in the eastern Valley of Mexico. This in-depth study of the methodology of this dying craft includes a comparative study of pre-industrial saltmaking around the world and considers the implications of this knowledge for future archaeological research.
Richard I. Ford
A collection of papers from the Ethnobiology 2000 millennium conference in Ann Arbor.
Carla M. Sinopoli, Lars Fogelin
More than 1200 of Dean C. Worcester’s 4000+ infamous photographs are reproduced on this CD-ROM for the first time. Also published for the first time is Worcester’s descriptive catalog of photos, put into modern database form and linked to photos.
In this fascinating study of five populations, author Doug Jones explores the possibility that hardwired into the human psyche are standards of beauty that are really preferences and signals for good health.
James A. Neely and Henry T. Wright
The Deh Luran Plain is a microcosm of Mesopotamia and important for the study of a variety of processes in cultural evolution. In this volume (the first of three planned on this project), the authors present a detailed archaeological survey covering periods from the earliest occupation of the plain up to the mid-third millennium BC.
Joyce Marcus and Judith Francis Zeitlin
A volume of essays by Mesoamerican scholars on topics ranging from Zapotec archaeology to Cuicatec irrigation and Mixtec codices to Aztec ethnohistory. Authors use a direct historical approach, the comparative method, or develop models that contribute to ethnological and archaeological theory.
Elizabeth Bacus et al.
This annotated bibliography reviews contributions from a wide variety of theoretical orientations, many from geographical or temporal contexts.
Renowned anthropologist Pierre Lemonnier presents a refreshing new look at the anthropology of technology: one that will be of great interest to ethnologists and archaeologists alike.
This book reports the results of an archaeological survey undertaken in southwestern Iran by a remarkable researcher: Dr. F.G.L. Gremliza. The author, Abbas Alizadeh, presents Gremliza’s survey data and provides an analysis of the developmental implications.
Brian S. Shaffer and Barry W. Baker
The authors present the constructs for a logical and hierarchal vertebrate coding system for use in the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites. FACS consists of a series of numeric codes for recording information on 24 attributes for each faunal specimen.
Scott G. Beld
This volume contains the analysis of two prehistoric sites in Gratiot County, Michigan. The author presents a description of the features and artifacts from both sites and discusses the possible cultural affiliation of the sites, which he dates to the Terminal Archaic/Early Woodland.
A. Terry Rambo and Kathleen Gillogly
The essays in this collection examine cultural evolution from diverse viewpoints. Topics include the evolution of complex societies in the tropics of South America, the role of prime movers in cultural evolution, and more.
The essays in this collection examine a variety of topics within Oaxacan archaeology, from settlement and land use to scale and complexity.
John W. Olsen
Grasshopper Pueblo is a large fourteenth-century community in the forested Mogollon highlands of central Arizona. This book is an examination of the entire suite of animal remains from the site.
Jeffrey R. Parsons and Mary H. Parsons
The maguey plant plays a central role in cultural adaptation and cultural change in highland Mesoamerica. This book is a comprehensive study of the plant and its use. Includes chapters on maguey cultivation and pulque production, maguey fiber processing and spinning, and the archaeological implications of the available ethnographic and historic information about maguey utilization.
John M. O’Shea and Michael Shott
Excavations at the Bridgeport Township site (20SA620) revealed a wealth of information about the Saginaw Valley’s prehistoric inhabitants. For roughly 3,000 years, from about 1500 BC to about AD 1500, people used this site.
Christopher C. Hanks
In this volume, the author reports on the excavation and interpretation of the Foxie Otter Site, a large archaeological site on Fox Lake in Ontario, Canada. This site, which was used by native people for about 7,000 years, contains one of the longest archaeological records in the Upper Great Lakes.
Gina L. Barnes
Protohistoric Yamato presents settlement data from Yamato, an ancient province that corresponds to present-day Nara Basin and the center of early Japanese civilization. Barnes also discusses urbanization, economic specialization, and state formation in protohistoric Japanese society.
Cerro Azul was a late prehistoric fishing community on the south-central coast of Peru. It was one of several communities that belonged to the region of Huarco before falling to the Inca. This volume is the preliminary report of an interdisciplinary project carried out at the site from 1982 to 1986. The remains of many buildings exist on the site. During this project, crews excavated four of these, as well as middens and burials.
Thomas R. Rocek, John D. Speth
The Henderson site is a small, late prehistoric pueblo in southeastern New Mexico. It sits on a crest overlooking the Hondo River in Chaves County. The site contains a multiroom structure with two phases of occupation: the first around AD 1200 and the second around AD 1300 to 1400. This volume presents descriptions and analysis of the ten burials found at the Henderson site.