Ancient North America, Fourth Edition

The book offers a balanced summary of every major culture area in North America, and places the continent in its wider context in human prehistory. 400 illustrations. The chapter on first settlement has been heavily revised in light of new discoveries in Siberia and the Americas, and current controversies are surveyed.

Chapters on archaeological theory, the northeast, and the Archaeology of European Contact reflect major advances, the Great Basin, the Northwest, and important new discoveries and scientific methodologies receive full coverage. A clearly written, authoritative synthesis of North American archaeology--the standard textbook on the subject, adopted at hundreds of colleges and universities.

Lavish illustrations, many new to the fourth edition, draw on North America's rich ethnographic record to illustrate key sites and artifacts. Brian fagan, one of the foremost living archaeological writers and an authority on world prehistory, has completely revised and updated his definitive synthesis of North America's ancient past.


Ancient Mexico and Central America: Archaeology and Culture History Third Edition

The definitive textbook on the archaeology and history of Mesoamerica This essential textbook brings to life the cultures of Mexico and Central America in the centuries leading up to and including the Spanish conquest. 489 illustrations, 81 in color Used book in Good Condition. The first edition won the society for American Archaeology book award in 2005, and it has become a mainstay in courses throughout the United States and Canada.

. The third edition includes new box features, thoroughly revised references, and an up-to-date account of the rise and heyday of the Aztecs.

The Moundbuilders: Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America Ancient Peoples and Places

Thames Hudson. Great strides have been made in recent research, Cahokia, such as Poverty Point, and Moundville, and many of the most impressive mounds, are described and discussed in detail. In a period ranging from 3000 bc to the sixteenth century AD, North American Indians quarried tons of earth to form the monuments, size, which vary widely in location, and purpose.

153 illustrations, 20 in color Used book in Good Condition. Some contained thousands of burials, panthers, others served as platforms for chiefs' residences, and many were low-lying "effigy" mounds in the form of serpents, and other sacred beasts. Moundbuilding was a key element in society―how people worshiped gods, buried the dead, copper, including artifacts of shell, and respected their leaders―and many beautiful objects have been found inside the mounds, remembered their ancestors, and mica.

The moundbuilders covers the entire sweep of Eastern Woodlands prehistory, with an emphasis on how societies developed from hunter-gatherers to village farmers and town-dwellers. Speculation was rife as to the identity of the moundbuilders. As george milner shows, research over the past century demonstrates conclusively that Native Americans built these mounds.

Nineteenth-century explorers of the American continent were amazed to find great monuments built of earth in the Eastern Woodlands. Thousands of these mounds were discovered in the plains and forestssome up to a hundred feet high, some conical, some overgrown hillocks, others flat-topped. This wide-ranging and copiously illustrated book, complete with information on dozens of sites to visit, archaeologists, is the perfect guide to the region for tourists, and students.

Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest Second Edition Ancient Peoples and Places

150 illustrations, 17 in color Used book in Good Condition. The high point of southwestern civilization was reached with the emergence of cultures known as Anasazi, Hohokam, and Mogollon in the first millennium AD. As he concludes, the southwest is still home to vibrant Native American communities who carry on many of the old traditions.

Thames Hudson. Interweaving the latest archaeological evidence with early first-person accounts, Stephen Plog explains the rise and mysterious fall of Southwestern cultures. A graphic, lucid account of the Anasazi, Hohokam, and Mogollon highlights how these ancient cultures evolved so successfully in response to their changing habitat.

Science news most people are familiar with the famous pre-Columbian civilizations of the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico, but few realize just how advanced were contemporary cultures in the American Southwest. The initial hunter-gatherer bands gradually adapted to become sedentary village groups. Thames Hudson.

Here lie some of the most remarkable monuments of America's prehistoric past, such as Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde. For this revised edition, he discusses new research and its implications for our understanding of the prehistoric Southwest. Ten thousand years ago, humans first colonized this seemingly inhospitable landscape with its scorching hot deserts and upland areas that drop below freezing even during the early summer months.


The Human Bone Manual

Building on the success of their previous book, by professional forensic scientists, White and Folkens' The Human Bone Manual is intended for use outside the laboratory and classroom, anthropologists and researchers. Academic Press. The compact volume includes all the key information needed for identification purposes, including hundreds of photographs designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information.

Features more than 500 color photographs and illustrations in a portable format; most in 1:1 ratioProvides multiple views of every bone in the human bodyIncludes tips on identifying any human bone or toothIncorporates up-to-date references for further study Used book in Good Condition. Thames Hudson. Thames Hudson.


Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity

The explosive controversy and resulting lawsuit also raised a far more fundamental question: Who owns history? Many Indians see archeologists as desecrators of tribal rites and traditions; archeologists see their livelihoods and science threatened by the 1990 Federal reparation law, which gives tribes control over remains in their traditional territories.

In this new work, the archeologists' deteriorating relations with American Indians, Thomas charts the riveting story of this lawsuit, and the rise of scientific archeology. His telling of the tale gains extra credence from his own reputation as a leader in building cooperation between the two sides. Used book in Good Condition.

Academic Press. Used book in Good Condition. The 1996 discovery, of a 9, near kennewick, Washington, 000-year-old Caucasoid skeleton brought more to the surface than bones. Thames Hudson. Thames Hudson.

Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi Penguin Library of American Indian History

Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Academic Press. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9780143117476. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America. Thames Hudson. Condition: New.

Tracking provided on most orders. The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented american civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book.

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First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America

Among many other topics, he explores disputes over the hemisphere's oldest and most controversial sites and considers how the first Americans coped with changing global climates. Full of entertaining descriptions of on-site encounters, and controversies, personalities, this is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of how science is illuminating our past.

Isbn13: 9780143117476. He also confronts some radical claims: that the Americas were colonized from Europe or that a crashing comet obliterated the Pleistocene megafauna. Academic Press. Meltzer pulls together the latest ideas from archaeology, linguistics, skeletal biology, geology, genetics, and other fields to trace the breakthroughs that have revolutionized our understanding in recent years.

David J. Just when and how they did so has been one of the most perplexing and controversial questions in archaeology. Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. This dazzling, written for a wide audience by an archaeologist who has long been at the center of these debates, cutting-edge synthesis, and how they met the challenges of moving across the vast, when they arrived, tells the scientific story of the first Americans: where they came from, unknown landscapes of Ice Age North America.

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Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J. B. Jackson

As old as a roadway that was once a Native trail, as new as the suburban subdivisions spreading across the American countryside, the cultural landscape is endlessly changing. At the same time, they present exemplary studies of twentieth-century landscapes, from the turn-of-the-century American downtown to the corporate campus and the mini-mall.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Assessing the field’s accomplishments and shortcomings, value, and potential of the close study of human environments as they embody, offering insights into teaching the subject, and charting new directions for its future development, Everyday America is an eloquent statement of the meaning, reflect, and reveal American culture.

Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Everyday america surveys the widening conceptions and applications of cultural landscape writing in the United States and, in doing so, offers a clear and compelling view of the state of cultural landscape studies today. Thames Hudson. Academic Press. Isbn13: 9780143117476.

These essays―by distinguished journalists, architects, historians, cultural geographers, and of the work of John Brinckerhoff Jackson, and planners―constitute a critical evaluation of the field’s theoretical assumptions, landscape architects, the pivotal figure in the emergence of cultural landscape studies.

The First North Americans: An Archaeological Journey

Isbn13: 9780143117476. A remarkable diversity of hunter-gatherer societies evolved in the rapidly changing North American environments, and the book explores the ingenious ways in which people adapted to every kind of landscape imaginable, from arctic tundra to open plains and thick woodland. Condition: New.

. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. This book is the compelling and little-known history that Brian Fagan recounts. Who were the original north american settlers some fifteen thousand years ago, chemistry, ranging from archaeology and ethnohistory to climatology, and where and how did they arrive? What kind of landscape did they find and how did their societies develop? This is the compelling and little-known history that Brian Fagan recounts, drawing on cutting edge research in many disciplines, and physics.

Fagan describes the controversies over the first settlement, which probably occurred via Siberia toward the end of the Ice Age, and the debates over the routes used as humans moved south into the heart of the continent. Thames Hudson. Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition. 26 full-color and 164 black-and-white illustrations Used book in Good Condition.

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Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs Ancient Peoples and Places

Masterly. Thames Hudson. The solution to the long-standing puzzle of the origin of maize-farming has at last been solved, and spectacular new discoveries shed light on Mexico’s earliest civilization, the Olmec culture. Thames Hudson. This companion to his best-selling The Maya has now been revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz.

Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. 182 illustrations, 20 in color Used book in Good Condition. Coe’s mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region’s ancient civilizations. The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.

Library Journal Michael D. Thames Hudson. Academic Press. Isbn13: 9780143117476. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Expanded information on the huastec region of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is included, while discoveries in the sacred precinct of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan have led to a refined understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area.