Life In The Pueblo: Understanding The Past Through Archaeology

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Within the effective format of a nontechnical case study, Life in the Pueblo provides an understanding of the basic methodologies in modern archaeology, including the formation of archaeological sites, dating, the role of ethnographic analogy, and analytic techniques like trace element sourcing, use-wear analysis, and carbon isotope determinations of diet. The archaeological interpretations are put into perspective by the inclusion of Hope and Zuni history and myth and the liberal use of ethnographic information from the Hopi and other historic and modern puebloan groups. A short fictional reconstruction of life in the village invites the reader to reflect on the fact that the past was a period occupied by people, not just potsherds. Based on four years of excavation and ten years of analysis of a puebloan site near modern Flagstaff, Arizona, this profusely illustrated volume captures readers' interest and imagination as it explores some of the fundamental principles of archaeology.

Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Dozier, The Pueblo Indians of North America (ISBN 9780881330595); Fagan, Quest for the Past: Great Discoveries in Archaeology, Second Edition (ISBN 9780881337914); Kehoe-Pleger, Archaeology: A Concise Introduction (ISBN 9781577664505); and Struever-Holton, Koster: Americans in Search of Their Prehistoric Past (ISBN 9781577661672).
Author : Kathryn A. Kamp
ISBN : 0881339644
Language : English
No of Pages : 224
Publication Date : 8/1/1997
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.3x7x0.5
Book weight : 0.01

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