A Survey of Prehistoric Sites in the Region of Flagstaff, Arizona (Classic Reprint)


Author: Harold S. Colton
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780331383607
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Excerpt from A Survey of Prehistoric Sites in the Region of Flagstaff, Arizona Since the burial grounds of the ancient pueblos and small house sites have proved so rich, what remains is rapidly falling into the hands of the commercial pot hunter. A careful survey is, therefore, necessary at the present time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Ancient Burial Practices in the American Southwest

Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and Native American Perspectives
Author: Douglas R. Mitchell,Judy L. Brunson-Hadley,Dorothy Lippert
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826334619
Category: History
Page: 264
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Prehistoric burial practices provide an unparalleled opportunity for understanding and reconstructing ancient civilizations and for identifying the influences that helped shape them.

Tracking Prehistoric Migrations

Pueblo Settlers Among the Tonto Basin Hohokam
Author: Jeffery J. Clark
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816520879
Category: Social Science
Page: 124
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This monograph takes a fresh look at migration in light of the recent resurgence of interest in this topic within archaeology. The author develops a reliable approach for detecting and assessing the impact of migration based on conceptions of style in anthropology. From numerous ethnoarchaeological and ethnohistoric case studies, material culture attributes are isolated that tend to be associated only with the groups that produce them. Clark uses this approach to evaluate Puebloan migration into the Tonto Basin of east-central Arizona during the early Classic period (A.D. 1200-1325), focusing on a community that had been developing with substantial Hohokam influence prior to this interval. He identifies Puebloan enclaves in the indigenous settlements based on culturally specific differences in the organization of domestic space and in technological styles reflected in wall construction and utilitarian ceramic manufacture. Puebloan migration was initially limited in scale, resulting in the co-residence of migrants and local groups within a single community. Once this co-residence settlement pattern is reconstructed, relations between the two groups are examined and the short-term and long-term impacts of migration are assessed. The early Classic period is associated with the appearance of the Salado horizon in the Tonto Basin. The results of this research suggest that migration and co-residence was common throughout the basins and valleys in the region defined by the Salado horizon, although each local sequence relates a unique story. The methodological and theoretical implications of Clark's work extend well beyond the Salado and the Southwest and apply to any situation in which the scale and impact of prehistoric migration are contested.

Petrified Forest National Park

A Wilderness Bound in Time
Author: George M. Lubick
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816516292
Category: Travel
Page: 212
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Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon--a few American national parks enjoy amusement-park status, eclipsing many other beautiful and significant parks due to their heavy political support and spectacular sights. Visitors to Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona can escape from the litter, snack bars, and crowds of the recreational parks to a 200-million-year-old ecosystem locked in stone. Enhanced by the unrivaled, colorful beauty of the adjacent Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park has captivated visitors since the area was discovered by early explorers. The history of the huge fossilized forest parallels that of Arizona. It was discovered and looted by adventurers and largely ignored by the government until President Theodore Roosevelt made it a national monument in 1906. The forest's location along Route 66 brought a large number of visitors during the time it enjoyed only monument status, but lack of funding for protection allowed much damage and theft of fossilized wood. Petrified Forest National Park: A Wilderness Bound in Time speeds the reader on an ancient ecological journey, from the time of dinosaurs to the discovery of their Triassic fossils and on through a century of political maneuvering to create a place for the forest in American history. George Lubick describes how a dedicated few understood the environmental importance as well as the unique beauty of the park's Triassic Chinle Formation and the Painted Desert. Nearly a million people "visit the Triassic" annually; this environmental history of the ancient forest is important for those who know the park as well as those interested in natural America. Petrified Forest National Park is one of the few complete histories of any national park, a well-told, balanced treatment of the environmental, political, and historical factors that shape America's natural history.

People and plants in ancient western North America


Author: Paul E. Minnis
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816502233
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Ceramics and Community Organization Among the Hohokam


Author: David R. Abbott
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816519361
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
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Among desert farmers of the prehistoric Southwest, irrigation played a crucial role in the development of social complexity. This innovative study examines the changing relationship between irrigation and community organization among the Hohokam and shows through ceramic data how that dynamic relationship influenced sociopolitical development. David Abbott contends that reconstructions of Hohokam social patterns based solely on settlement pattern data provide limited insight into prehistoric social relationships. By analyzing ceramic exchange patterns, he provides complementary information that challenges existing models of sociopolitical organization among the Hohokam of central Arizona. Through ceramic analyses from Classic period sites such as Pueblo Grande, Abbott shows that ceramic production sources and exchange networks can be determined from the composition, surface treatment attributes, and size and shape of clay containers. The distribution networks revealed by these analyses provide evidence for community boundaries and the web of social ties within them. Abbott's meticulous research documents formerly unrecognized horizontal cohesiveness in Hohokam organizational structure and suggests how irrigation was woven into the fabric of their social evolution. By demonstrating the contribution that ceramic research can make toward resolving issues about community organization, this work expands the breadth and depth of pottery studies in the American Southwest.

Science News


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Category: American literature
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Books in Print 1996-97


Author: R R Bowker Publishing,In Print 1996-97 Books
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835237864
Category: Out-of-print books
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Handbook of North American Indians

Environment, origins, and population
Author: Douglas H. Ubelaker,William C. Sturtevant
Publisher: US Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160775116
Category: History
Page: 1156
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Encyclopedic summary of prehistory, history, cultures and political and social aspects of native peoples in Siberia, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.

Handbook of North American Indians


Author: WILLIAM C. STURTEVANT
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Hisat'sinom

Ancient Peoples in a Land Without Water
Author: Christian Eric Downum
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN: 9781934691120
Category: Social Science
Page: 164
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When the Spanish conquistadors first came to northern Arizona, they proclaimed it the "sierra sin agua," mountains without water, because of the peculiar absence of rivers and streams. But this harsh, beautiful land below the snow-capped San Francisco Peaks has long nourished humans, including the ancestors of today's Hopis, the Hisatsinom. Showcasing new research from Wupatki, Sunset Crater, and Walnut Canyon, this book tells the story of the diverse, mobile, and adaptive peoples who inhabited this region and borrowed from their Ancestral Pueblo and Hohokam neighbors while maintaining distinctive styles of their own.

Guide to Reprints


Author: Albert James Diaz
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From this earth

the ancient art of Pueblo pottery
Author: Stewart Peckham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 169
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Archaeological Series


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Category: Archaeology
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Landscape of the Spirits

Hohokam Rock Art at South Mountain Park
Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816521845
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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A comprehensive examination of the Native American rock art found in the South Mountains near Phoenix, with many photographs, illustations, and interpretations of the petroglyphs based on Native American ethnographic accounts.

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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The Hohokam millennium


Author: Suzanne K. Fish,Paul R. Fish
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 154
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For a thousand years they flourished in the arid lands now part of Arizona. They built extensive waterworks, ballcourts, and pyramids, made beautiful pottery and jewelry, and engaged in wide-ranging trade networks. Then, slowly, their civilization faded and trans-muted into something no longer Hohokam. Are today's Tohono O'odham their heirs or their conquerors? The mystery and the beauty of Hohokam civilization are the subjects of the essays in this volume. Written by archaeologists who have led the effort to excavate, record, and preserve the remnants of this ancient culture, the chapters illuminate the way the Hohokam organized their households and their communities, their sophisticated pottery and textiles, their irrigation system, the huge ballcourts and pyramids they built, and much more.