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How and why did styles, materials, conflicts, and religious ideas spread across prehistoric landscapes? The Archaeology of Regional Interaction investigates these questions, using the rich resource of the American Southwest and covering periods from the Folsom to the nineteenth century. Editor Michelle Hegmon has compiled superbly researched essays into a comprehensive examination of regional interaction that has proved itself a pivotal archaeological text. The Archaeology of Regional Interaction surpasses most regional studies, which only focus on settlement patterns or exchange, and considers other forms of interaction, such as intermarriage and the spread of religious practices. Contributors focus especially on understanding the social processes that underlie archaeological evidence of interaction. The essays in this volume examine what regional systems involve, in terms of political and economic relations, and how they can be identified. One essay by Steven LeBlanc provides a sweeping analysis of conflict, a form of regional interaction that has received relatively little attention in the Southwest until recently. A series of chapters devoted to expanding the coverage beyond the borders of the traditional Southwest examines the surrounding areas, including Nevada and Utah, northern Mexico, and the Plains.The volume also provides a unique treatment of religion - including manifestations such as Flower World Iconography, Medicine Societies, and ceremonial textiles - as a form of regional interrelation. This paperback edition will be an important resource for scholars investigating regional systems and for archaeologists of the American Southwest.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1: Changing Perceptions of Regional Interaction in the Prehistoric Southwest
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. Part 1: Regional Issues and Regional Systems
  2. p. 23
  1. 2: What is a Regional System?
  2. pp. 25-40
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  1. 3: Regional Interaction and Warfare int he Late Prehistoric Southwest
  2. pp. 41-70
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  1. 4: Scale, Interaction, and Regional Analysis in late Pueblo Prehistory
  2. pp. 71-98
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  1. 5: Regional Interactions and Regional Systems in the Protohistoric Rio Grande
  2. pp. 99-118
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  1. 6: Regional Approaches with Unbounded Systems
  2. pp. 119-147
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  1. Part 2: Interregional Economies and Exchange
  2. p. 149
  1. 7: Theorizing the Political Economy of Southwestern Exchange
  2. pp. 151-166
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  1. 8: Networks of Shell Ornament Exchange
  2. pp. 167-187
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  1. 9: Exchange, Assumptions, and Mortuary Goods in Pre-Paquine Chihuahua, Mexico
  2. pp. 189-208
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  1. 10: Pottery, Food, Hides, and Women
  2. pp. 209-231
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  1. Part 3: Beyond the Borders of the Traditional Southwest
  2. p. 233
  1. 11: Scale, Innovation, and Change in the Desert West
  2. pp. 235-256
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  1. 12: Life at the Edge
  2. pp. 257-274
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  1. 13: Fremont Farmers
  2. pp. 275-293
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  1. 14: Prehistoric Movements of Northern Uto-Aztecan Peoples along the Northwestern Edge of the Southwest
  2. pp. 295-315
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  1. 15: Aggregation, Warfare, and the Spread of the Mesoamerican Tradition
  2. pp. 317-337
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  1. Part 4: The Spread of Religious Systems
  2. p. 339
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  1. 16: Katsinas and Kiva Abondonment at Homol'ovi
  2. pp. 341-360
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  1. 17: Navajo Ritual Histories, Organization, and Architecture
  2. pp. 361-379
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  1. 18: Cultural Collapse and Reorganization
  2. pp. 381-409
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  1. 19: The Flower World in Prehistoric Southwest Material Culturre
  2. pp. 411-447
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. p. 449
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 451-467
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607321224
Print ISBN
9780870819049
MARC Record
OCLC
45843725
Pages
486
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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