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This classic volume on the evocative and enigmatic pottery of the Mimbres people has become an irreplaceable design catalogue for contemporary Native American artists. The Peabody’s reissue of The Swarts Ruin once again makes available a rich resource for scholars, artists, and admirers of Native American art.
Watson Smith, an enthusiastic amateur archaeologist, was one of the Southwest’s foremost archaeological scholars. In this classic volume, Smith reported on the remarkable painted murals found at Awatovi and other Puebloan sites in the underground ceremonial chambers known as kivas. Now reissued in a stunning facsimile edition, the volume includes color reproductions of the original serigraphs by Louie Ewing.
This classic work provides a guide to the identification of nonhuman animal bones. Olsen illustrates various diagnostic characteristics of rodents and dogs; jaguars and other members of the cat family; the domestic horse, pig, and goat; and other animals whose bones are commonly found in archaeological sites in the southeastern United States.
Stanley Olsen’s invaluable manual presents diagnostic characteristics of the fish, amphibian, and reptile bones commonly found in archaeological sites in the southeastern and southwestern United Stares. An appendix describes in detail the osteology of the wild turkey.
This comparative analysis aids the fieldworker in identifying fossil proboscidean bones from early man sites. It also describes the skulls, mandibles, and posteranial skeletons of forty families of birds frequently found in archaeological excavations in the United States.
This volume is one of seven in a series about the 1959-63 excavations at Altar de Sacrificios, Department of Peten, Guatemala. Here, project director Gordon Willey describes the artifacts recovered and reviews them in the context of a general comparison of Maya lowland archaeology.
Bones from Awatovi contains a detailed analysis of the massive collection of both the faunal remains and the bone/antler artifacts recovered from the site of Awatovi. The Awatovi faunal collection provides rich ground for analysis and interpretation. Olsen and Wheeler deliver an in-depth examination which is of interest to archaeologists and faunal analysts alike.
A detailed report on the excavations of, and a comprehensive account and analysis of artifacts and materials from, seven settlements that varied in size from units of one or two families to small communities of several dozen individual houses.
Bone remains of a considerable range of vertebrate mammals, many of them unique to Central America, have been recovered from archaeological excavations at Maya sites. This volume aids in identifying faunal remains recovered in the Maya area and is especially useful for archaeologists who do not have large comparative collections readily available.
This milestone volume describes and interprets excavations at one of the greatest late prehistoric sites in the southeastern United States. Lake George reached its zenith between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries A.D., during the florescence of the Mississippian culture. This is a detailed analysis of the site and its relationship to the corpus of Southeastern archaeology.
A collection of essays presenting original data that have allowed the author to reconstruct prehistoric Maya environment and subsistence.
Jeffrey Brain presents and interprets a wealth of data and artifacts and integrates relevant ethnohistorical details to reconstruct a dynamic story of change in the culture of the Tunica Indians of Mississippi and Louisiana.
In this sequel to his Cranial Variation in Man, William White Howells surveys present-day regional skull shapes by a uniform method, examining the nature and degree of cranial differences discernible between recent Homo sapiens populations around the world.
This is the first of two volumes that address the Harvard University excavations in an outlying residential zone of the Copan in western Honduras. This book offers detailed descriptions of the ceramics and all other artifacts during 1976–1977. The materials pertain largely to the Late Classic Period. Ceramics are presented according to the type-variety system.
Utilizing and expanding the database presented in his earlier monographs Cranial Variation in Man and Skull Shapes and the Map, William White Howells develops methods for allocating a human skull to one of 28 modern populations for historical or forensic purposes.
Early Pithouse period villagers played a generative role in the cultural and historical sequence of the Mogollon region, which is best known for the stunning black-on-white pottery of the Classic Mimbres culture. This volume presents a complete report on the archaeology of two important Early Pithouse settlements located along the Rio Mimbres, including detailed accounts of the excavation units, depositional contexts, architectural details, radiocarbon dates, miscellaneous artifacts, and ceramic frequency distriductures.
In late prehistory, the ancestors of the present-day Hopi in Arizona created a unique and spectacular painted pottery tradition referred to as Hopi Yellow Ware. This ceramic tradition inspired Hopi potter Nampeyo’s revival pottery at the turn of the twentieth century. Extending the Peabody’s influential Awatovi project of the 1930s, Symbols in Clay calls into question deep-seated assumptions about pottery production and specialization in the precontact American Southwest.
Alfred V. Kidder’s excavations at Pecos Pueblo in New Mexico, 1914–1929, set a new standard for archaeological fieldwork. Today the Pecos sample is used in comparative studies of fossil hominins and recent populations alike. In the 1990s, while documenting the collection in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act before the remains were returned to the Pueblo of Jemez and reinterred at Pecos Pueblo, Michèle E. Morgan and colleagues undertook a painstaking review of the field data. In Pecos Pueblo Revisited, these scholars review some of the most significant findings from Pecos Pueblo in the context of current Southwestern archaeological and osteological perspectives.
The largest category of representational art recovered from many ancient Indus sites is terracotta figurines. In this lavishly illustrated book, Sharri R. Clark examines and recontextualizes a rich and diverse corpus of hundreds of figurines from the urban site of Harappa to reveal new information about Indus ideology and society.