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Pendejo Cave by Richard S. MacNeish

Title Pendejo Cave
Author Richard S. MacNeish
Publisher UNM Press
Release Date 2003
Category Social Science
Total Pages 526
ISBN 0826324053
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This account of the archaeology of a cave in southern New Mexico makes a dramatic contribution to the ongoing debate over how long human beings have lived in the Americas. The findings presented here show that human settlement may go back as far as 75,000 years before the present, whereas the long-accepted Clovis dates showed humans only about 12,000 years ago. MacNeish and his colleagues subjected the cave, its environs, and its contents to rigorous interdisciplinary investigation. The first section of this volume comprises their reports on the changing environment of the area. The second section concentrates on the excavation of the cave's layers, presenting the results of radiocarbon dating and describing the evidence of human occupation, including friction skin prints and human hair. The third section discusses the cultural implications of the materials recovered and suggests how the ancient peoples may have exploited the changing environment and developed different ways of life throughout the Americas before the time of Clovis man. No serious discussion of early inhabitants in the New World can disregard the findings presented in this monumental work of scholarship.

Title Agricultural Beginnings in the American Southwest
Author Barbara J. Roth
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2016-10-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9780759121737
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How did agriculture come about in the American Southwest? What environmental and social factors led to the cultivation of plants? How, in turn, did the use of these new agricultural products affect the ancient peoples living in the region? In pursuit of answers to these questions, Barbara Roth synthesizes data from both CRM and academic research to explore the emergence and impact of Southwestern agriculture. Roth examines agricultural beginnings across the entire Southwest, both northern and southern, and across culture groups residing there. Beyond simply addressing the arrival and widespread adoption of specific cultigens, she pays particular attention to human factors such as patterns of production andvariability in agricultural developments. Her consideration of broad social and environmental dynamics affecting forager diets and adaptive strategies sheds new light on what we know—and what we should ask—about the transition fromforaging to farming.

Title The Late Archaic across the Borderlands
Author Bradley J. Vierra
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date 2010-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9780292773813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why and when human societies shifted from nomadic hunting and gathering to settled agriculture engages the interest of scholars around the world. One of the most fruitful areas in which to study this issue is the North American Southwest, where Late Archaic inhabitants of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts of Mexico, Arizona, and New Mexico turned to farming while their counterparts in Trans-Pecos and South Texas continued to forage. By investigating the environmental, biological, and cultural factors that led to these differing patterns of development, we can identify some of the necessary conditions for the rise of agriculture and the corresponding evolution of village life. The twelve papers in this volume synthesize previous and ongoing research and offer new theoretical models to provide the most up-to-date picture of life during the Late Archaic (from 3,000 to 1,500 years ago) across the entire North American Borderlands. Some of the papers focus on specific research topics such as stone tool technology and mobility patterns. Others study the development of agriculture across whole regions within the Borderlands. The two concluding papers trace pan-regional patterns in the adoption of farming and also link them to the growth of agriculture in other parts of the world.

Forward Into The Past by Regge N. Wiseman

Title Forward Into the Past
Author Regge N. Wiseman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category Art, Prehistoric
Total Pages 148
ISBN IND:30000082108204
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title People and plants in ancient western North America
Author Paul E. Minnis
Publisher University of Arizona Press
Release Date 2021
Category Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0816502234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The environmental diversity of western North America is astounding: from the wind-scoured tundra of the high mountains to the seemingly desolate lowland deserts. No less remarkable is the record of plant usage by the various indigenous peoples who have been living there for more than twelve millennia. For the vast majority of this time, their livelihood, food, shelter, fuel, and medicine depended on their knowledge and use of the plants that surrounded them. The most comprehensive overview in more than half a century on the interconnectedness of people and plants, this book and its companion volume, People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America, present the latest information on three major topics: the uses of native plants, the history of crops and their uses, and the impact of humans on their environment. They not only contribute to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people but also serve as guides for designing sustainable living today."--NHBS Environment Bookstore.

Title Traditions Transitions and Technologies
Author Sarah Schlanger
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category Social Science
Total Pages 418
ISBN WISC:89084892330
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents a collection of papers looking at Southwestern archeology from the Southwestern Symposium in 2000.

Themes In Southwest Prehistory by George J. Gumerman

Title Themes in Southwest Prehistory
Author George J. Gumerman
Publisher School for Advanced Research on the
Release Date 1994
Category Social Science
Total Pages 330
ISBN WISC:89060390127
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two dozen leading archaeologists isolate a number of themes that were central to the process of increasing complexity in prehistoric Southwestern society, including increased food production, a greater degree of sedentism, and a dramatically increasing population.

Title Government Reports Announcements Index
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN MSU:31293011225335
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Beyond Cloth And Cordage by Penelope B. Drooker

Title Beyond Cloth and Cordage
Author Penelope B. Drooker
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Social Science
Total Pages 339
ISBN UOM:39015062519353
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In recent years, archaeological textile research has undergone a major expansion in scope. Once primarily concerned with the simple description of fabrics, basketry, and cordage, textile researchers now routinely employ these highly perishable artifacts as windows into ancient cultural systems, using theoretical modeling, stylistic and structural analysis, and cutting-edge analytical technology to explore issues of production, exchange, ethnic identity, and social status. Beyond Cloth and Cordage is an overview of current research on New World archaeological fabrics. It demonstrates that textile data is a unique means of addressing questions of broad anthropological interest, as well as problems difficult if not impossible to resolve by other means. Contributing authors include senior experts and others whose work is breaking new ground in a variety of topics. Encompassing both method and theory, these include the recovery and care of textile remains, microanalytical methods, models of production and exchange, and inferences regarding social status, behavior, and ethnicity. The broad geographical scope includes case studies from northeastern North America, the Great Basin, the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, and Andean South America.

Archaeology Without Borders by Laurie D. Webster

Title Archaeology Without Borders
Author Laurie D. Webster
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008-02-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 420
ISBN WISC:89097005441
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Archaeology without Borders presents new research by leading U.S. and Mexican scholars and explores the impacts on archaeology of the border between the United States and Mexico. Including data previously not readily available to English-speaking readers, the twenty-four essays discuss early agricultural adaptations in the region and groundbreaking archaeological research on social identity and cultural landscapes, as well as economic and social interactions within the area now encompassed by northern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Contributors examining early agriculture offer models for understanding the transition to agriculture, explore relationships between the spread of agriculture and Uto-Aztecan migrations, and present data from Arizona, New Mexico, and Chihuahua. Contributors focusing on social identity discuss migration, enculturation, social boundaries, and ethnic identities. They draw on case studies that include diverse artifact classes - rock art, lithics, architecture, murals, ceramics, cordage, sandals, baskets, faunal remains, and oral histories. Mexican scholars present data from Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, Michoacan, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon. They address topics including Spanish-indigenous conflicts, archaeological history, cultural landscapes, and interactions among Mesoamerica, northern Mexico, and the U.S. Southwest. Laurie D. Webster is a visiting scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Maxine E. McBrinn is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Field Museum in Chicago. Proceedings of the 2004 Southwest Symposium. Contributors include Karen R. Adams, M. Nicolás Caretta, Patricia Carot, John Carpenter, Jeffery Clark, Linda S. Cordell, William E. Doolittle, Suzanne L. Eckert, Gayle J. Fritz, Eduardo Gamboa Carrera, Leticia González Arratia, Arturo Guevara Sánchez, Robert J. Hard, Kelly Hays-Gilpin, Marie-Areti Hers, Amber L. Johnson, Steven A. LeBlanc, Patrick Lyons, Jonathan B. Mabry, A. C. MacWilliams, Federico Mancera, Maxine E. McBrinn, Francisco Mendiola Galván, William L. Merrill, Martha Monzón Flores, Scott G. Ortman, John R. Roney, Guadalupe Sanchez de Carpenter, Moisés Valadez Moreno, Bradley J. Vierra, Laurie D. Webster, and Phil C. Weigand.

Journal Of Field Archaeology by Association for Field Archaeology

Title Journal of Field Archaeology
Author Association for Field Archaeology
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category Archaeology
Total Pages 86
ISBN 00934690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Interpreting Southwestern Diversity
Author Paul R. Fish
Publisher Arizona State University
Release Date 1996
Category Indians of North America
Total Pages 320
ISBN UIUC:30112027646915
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Government Reports Annual Index
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category Government reports announcements & index
Total Pages 86
ISBN MINN:30000004201418
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Last Hunters First Farmers by School of American Research (Santa Fé, N.M.). Advanced Seminar

Title Last Hunters First Farmers
Author School of American Research (Santa Fé, N.M.). Advanced Seminar
Publisher School for Advanced Research on the
Release Date 1995
Category Social Science
Total Pages 354
ISBN 093345290X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During virtually the entire four-million-year history of our habitation on this planet, humans have been hunters and gatherers, dependent for nourishment on the availability of wild plants and animals. Beginning about 10,000 years ago, however, the most remarkable phenomenon in the course of human prehistory was set in motion. At locations around the world, over a period of about 5,000 years, hunters became farmers. Far more than the domestication of plant and animal species was involved in this revolution, which was accompanied by massive changes in the structure and organization of the societies that adopted agriculture and by a totally new relationship with the environment. Whereas hunter-gatherers live off the land in an extensive fashion, exploiting a diversity of resources over a broad area, farmers utilize the landscape intensively. The implications of these changes in human activity and social organization reverberate down to the present day. The case studies presented here, ranging from the Far East to the American Southwest, provide a global perspective on contemporary research into the origins of agriculture. Downplaying more traditional explanations of the turn to agriculture, such as the influence of marginal environments and population pressures, the contributors to this volume emphasize instead the importance of the resource-rich areas in which agriculture began, the complex social organizations already in place, the role of sedentism, and, in some locales, the advent of economic intensification and competition. This volume resulted from an advanced seminar held at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contributors include Ofer Bar-Yosef, Anne BirgitteGebauer, Charles Higham, Lawrence H. Keeley, Richard H. Meadow, Deborah M. Pearsall, T. Douglas Price, Bruce D. Smith, Patty Jo Watson, and W. H. Wills.

Title The El Paso Loop 375 Archaeological Project
Author James Philip Dering
Publisher Texas Department of Transportation
Release Date 2001
Category Archaeological surveying
Total Pages 573
ISBN IND:30000088078385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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