Formative Mesoamerican Exchange Networks with Special Reference to the Valley of Oaxaca

Jane W. Pires-Ferreira

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For this volume, archaeologist Jane W. Pires-Ferreira analyzed artifacts from the Valley of Oaxaca in order to understand more about prehistoric trade patterns in the region. Using her analyses, she was able to describe obsidian exchange networks, iron ore mirror exchange networks, and shell exchange networks in Early and Middle Formative Mesoamerica.

Where Women Work: A Study of Yoruba Women in the Marketplace and in the Home

Niara Sudarkasa

AP 53

Niara Sudarkasa reports on Yoruba women and their role as traders in Nigeria’s marketing system. During Sudarkasa’s 15-month fieldwork in western Nigeria, she spoke with hundreds of traders, men and women, in order to understand the Yoruba markets, the division of labor, the difference between urban and rural communities in the region, residence and kinship, and other complexities of Yoruba society.

Nomads and Farmers: A Study of the Yörük of Southeastern Turkey

Daniel G. Bates

AP 52

The Yörük of southeastern Turkey are both farmers and nomads. Every year, some of them migrate with their flocks into the mountains for summer pasture, and then back down to the plains for the winter. Others have chosen to remain settled. Anthropologist Daniel G. Bates lived in Turkey for two years in order to study the tribe. Here he describes the many aspects of tribal life: marriage and kidnapping, descent, residence and household patterns, pasture rights, domestic production and wealth, and settlement patterns.

Sociopolitical Aspects of Canal Irrigation in the Valley of Oaxaca

Susan H. Lees

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In order to study canal irrigation in the Valley of Oaxaca, archaeologist Susan H. Lees visited more than 20 villages in the region. She interviewed residents and photographed local water systems. In this volume, Lees analyzes the relationship between water control and local and state government; compares Oaxacan irrigation with that in other regions; and assesses the role of organized labor in the establishment and maintenance of an irrigation system.

The Use of Land and Water Resources in the Past and Present Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico

Anne V. T. Kirby

M 5

In the first volume of a series on Prehistory and Human Ecology of the Valley of Oaxaca, Anne V. T. Kirkby investigated the agricultural production in the valley. With land-use data gathered at the time of her study (the 1960s), she created population and distribution models to help archaeologists interpret prehistoric settlement patterns in the region.

The Wardell Buffalo Trap 48 SU 301: Communal Procurement in the Upper Green River Basin, Wyoming

George C. Frison

AP 48

The Late Prehistoric buffalo trap and meat-processing area known as the Wardell site is in Sublette County, in western Wyoming. In this volume, George C. Frison reports on the 1970–1971 excavation at the site. He describes the artifact assemblage and botanical materials and offers radiocarbon dates and an archaeological interpretation of the site. Contribution by Charles A. Reher.

The Prehistoric People of the Fort Ancient Culture of the Central Ohio Valley

Louise M. Robbins and Georg K. Neumann

AP 47

Louise M. Robbins analyzes prehistoric human remains from sites in the central Ohio Valley. She organizes them into five groups and describes the varieties. She also sorts the remains by culture (Baum, Feurt, Anderson, Madisonville). Extensive appendices on metrical and morphological terminology, data, descriptions, drawings, and more.

Social Exchange and Interaction

Edwin N. Wilmsen, ed.

AP 46

Contributors in this volume are concerned with the role of exchange in maintaining social systems as diverse as aboriginal Australia, 1960s Madagascar, and prehistoric Mesopotamia. Contributions by Aram A. Yengoyan, George C. Frison, Richard I. Ford, Stuart Struever, Gail L. Houart, Peter Benedict, Henry T. Wright, Conrad P. Kottak, and Kent V. Flannery.

The Burial Complexes of the Knight and Norton Mounds in Illinois and Michigan

James B. Griffin, Richard E. Flanders, Paul F. Titterington

M 2

In this volume, the authors collect data from various sources on the excavations of two groups of prehistoric burial mounds: the Knight Mound Group in Calhoun County, Illinois, and the Norton Mound Group in Kent County, Michigan. Includes more than 200 b&w maps, illustrations, and photographs.

Early Puebloan Occupations at Tesuque By-Pass and in the Upper Rio Grande Valley

Charles H. McNutt

AP 40

Charles H. McNutt reports on excavations at the Tesuque By-Pass site in the northern Rio Grande Valley, north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He found three Puebloan components and two pithouse occupations, spanning the period from about AD 900 to 1300. He includes detailed discussions of pottery and related ceramic complexes, as well as comparisons to other occupations in the area. Appendix on faunal remains by Arthur J. Jelinek.

The Administration of Rural Production in an Early Mesopotamian Town

Henry T. Wright

AP 38

Henry T. Wright offers a study of economy and production at two Mesopotamian sites dating to the Early Dynastic: Ur, a large town, and Sakheri Sughir, a small rural community. Includes appendices on artifacts, faunal remains, and two burials. Contributions by Sandor Bökönyi, Kent V. Flannery, and John Mayhall.

Prehistory and Human Ecology of the Deh Luran Plain: An Early Village Sequence from Khuzistan, Iran

Frank Hole, Kent V. Flannery, James A. Neely

M 1

In the early 1960s, archaeologists Frank Hole, Kent V. Flannery, and James A. Neely surveyed the prehistoric mounds in Deh Luran and then excavated at two sites: Ali Kosh and Tepe Sabz. The researchers found evidence that the sites dated to between 7500 and 3500 BC, during which time the residents domesticated plants and animals. This volume, published in 1969, was the first in the Museum’s Memoir series—designed for data-rich, heavily illustrated archaeological monographs.

The Lithic Industries of the Illinois Valley in the Early and Middle Woodland Period

Anta Montet-White

AP 35

Anta Montet-White analyzed chipped stone tools from more than 30 Woodland and Hopewell sites in the Illinois Valley, including Steuben, Weaver, Havana, Klunk, and Snyders. Contains more than 65 drawings and photographs of various tools, including preforms, projectile points, celts, and hoes.

The Prehistory of the Burnt Bluff Area

James E. Fitting, ed.

AP 34

The Burnt Bluff area is an archaeological site in Delta County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Contributions by James E. Fitting, Charles E. Cleland, G. Richard Peske, Donald E. Janzen, Earl J. Prahl, W. R. Farrand, Douglas W. Lugthart, and Volney H. Jones.

The Prehistoric Animal Ecology and Ethnozoology of the Upper Great Lakes Region

Charles Edward Cleland

AP 29

Charles Edward Cleland presents an analysis of the paleoecology and ethnozoology of the Upper Great Lakes from about 12,000 BC to AD 1700, with particular attention to faunal remains found at sites in Michigan and Wisconsin. The nine appendices were originally compiled as faunal reports for archaeological sites in the region.

The Fort Ancient Aspect

James Bennett Griffin

AP 28

James B. Griffin presents an analysis of the archaeological remains from central Ohio Valley. He reports on sites in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, including the Baum site, the Feurt site, the Madisonville site, and more. This encyclopedic work is based in large part on Griffin’s study of the pottery collection in the Ceramic Repository for the Eastern United States, held at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology. Lavishly illustrated with 185 black and white photographs, maps, and figures.

Two Stratified Sites on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin

Ronald J. Mason

AP 26

In 1960 and 1961, Ronald J. Mason and Carol Irwin Mason excavated two sites on the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin’s Door County. The Mero site and the Heins Creek site contained many artifacts, including pottery, chipped and ground stone, copper, and bone. Mason named the earliest component at the Mero site North Bay I and considered it a late phase of the Middle Woodland period, with clear links to Hopewell and Point Peninsula cultures.