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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. 1. Creating an Archaeology without Borders
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. PART I: EARLY AGRICULTURAL ADAPTATIONS IN THE U.S. SOUTHWEST AND NORTHWESTERN MEXICO
  2. p. 23
  1. 2. The Transition to Agriculture in the Desert Borderlands: An Introduction
  2. pp. 25-33
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  1. 3. The Setting of Early Agriculture in Southern Chihuahua
  2. pp. 35-54
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  1. 4. Modeling the Early Agricultural Frontier in the Desert Borderlands
  2. pp. 55-70
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  1. 5. Early Agriculture on the Southeastern Periphery of the Colorado Plateau: Diversity in Tactics
  2. pp. 71-88
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  1. 6. A Method for Anticipating Patterns in Archaeological Sequences: Projecting the Duration of the Transition to Agriculture in Mexico—A Test Case
  2. pp. 89-106
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  1. 7. The Case for an Early Farmer Migration into the Greater American Southwest
  2. pp. 107-142
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  1. PART II: CONVERGING IDENTITIES: EXPLORING SOCIAL IDENTITY THROUGH MULTIPLE DATA CLASSES
  2. p. 143
  1. 8. Exploring Social Identities through Archaeological Data from the Southwest: An Introduction
  2. pp. 145-154
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  1. 9. Archaeological Models of Early Uto-Aztecan Prehistory in the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands
  2. pp. 155-184
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  1. 10. Interaction, Enculturation, Social Distance, and Ancient Ethnic Identities
  2. pp. 185-208
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  1. 11. Networking the Old-Fashioned Way: Social and Economic Networks among Archaic Hunters and Gatherers in Southern New Mexico
  2. pp. 209-225
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  1. 12. Architectural Metaphor and Chacoan Influence in the Northern San Juan
  2. pp. 227-256
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  1. 13. Life's Pathways: Geographic Metaphors in Ancestral Puebloan Material Culture
  2. pp. 257-270
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  1. 14. The Dynamic Nature of Cultural Identity during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries in Central New Mexico
  2. pp. 271-282
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  1. PART III: NEW RESEARCH FROM NORTHERN MEXICO: BORDERS, CONTACTS, LANDSCAPES, AND HISTORY
  2. p. 283
  1. 15. Avances del Norte de M
  2. pp. 285-290
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  1. 16. Imaginary Border, Profound Border: Terminological and Conceptual Construction of the Archaeology of Northern Mexico
  2. pp. 291-300
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  1. 17. Epic of the Toltec Chichimec and the Pur
  2. pp. 301-333
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  1. 18. Mesoamerican Influences in the Imagery of Northern Mexico
  2. pp. 335-342
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  1. 19. Turquoise: Formal Economic Interrelationships between Mesoamerica and the North American Southwest
  2. pp. 343-353
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  1. 20. The Cultural Landscape of Cliff Houses in the Sierra Madre Occidental, Chihuahua
  2. pp. 355-364
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  1. 21. All Routes, All Directions: The Prehistoric Landscape of Nuevo Le
  2. pp. 365-372
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  1. 22. Contributions of Walter W. Taylor to the Archaeology of Coahuila, 1937–1947
  2. pp. 373-383
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  1. 23. Archaeology and Physical Anthropology: A Reflection on Warfare in the Archaeological Vision
  2. pp. 385-392
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  1. 24. Pacification of the Chichimeca Region
  2. pp. 393-404
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 405-408
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 409-420
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870819742
Print ISBN
9780870818899
MARC Record
OCLC
475622867
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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