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For thirty years, the University of Arizona Archaeological Field School at Grasshopper—a 500-room Mogollon pueblo located on what is today the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona—probed the past, taught scholars of international repute, and generated controversy. This book offers an extraordinary window into a changing American archaeology and three different research programs as they confronted the same pueblo ruin. Like the enigmatic Mogollon culture it sought to explore and earlier University of Arizona field schools in the Forestdale Valley and at Point of Pines, Grasshopper research engendered decades of controversy that still lingers in the pages of professional journals. Jefferson Reid and Stephanie Whittlesey, players in the controversy who are intimately familiar with the field school that ended in 1992, offer a historical account of this major archaeological project and the intellectual debates it fostered. Thirty Years Into Yesterday charts the development of the Grasshopper program under three directors and through three periods dominated by distinct archaeological paradigms: culture history, processual archaeology, and behavioral archaeology. It examines the contributions made each season, the concepts and methods each paradigm used, and the successes and failures of each. The book transcends interests of southwestern archaeologists in demonstrating how the three archaeological paradigms reinterpreted Grasshopper, illustrating larger shifts in American archaeology as a whole. Such an opportunity will not come again, as funding constraints, ethical concerns, and other issues no doubt will preclude repeating the Grasshopper experience in our lifetimes. Ultimately, Thirty Years Into Yesterday continues the telling of the Grasshopper story that was begun in the authors’ previous books. In telling the story of the archaeologists who recovered the material residue of past Mogollon lives and the place of the Western Apache people in their interpretations, Thirty Years Into Yesterday brings the story full circle to a stunning conclusion.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Maps
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Lists of Field School Participants
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-17
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  1. 2. Grasshopper in the Archaeological Imagination
  2. pp. 18-40
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  1. 3. Prelude to Grasshopper, 1919-1962
  2. pp. 41-63
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  1. 4. Culture History, 1963-1965
  2. pp. 64-81
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  1. 5. Processual Archaeology, 1966 -1973
  2. pp. 82-112
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  1. 6. Transition and Change, 1974-1978
  2. pp. 113-132
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  1. 7. Behavioral Archaeology, 1979-1992
  2. pp. 133-173
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  1. 8. Archaeological Lessons from a Mogollon Pueblo
  2. pp. 174-215
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  1. 9. Retrospect and Prospect
  2. pp. 216-224
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 225-254
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  1. Figure Credits
  2. pp. 255-256
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  1. Map Credits
  2. pp. 257-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-266
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 267-268
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816533176
Related ISBN
9780816524013
MARC Record
OCLC
967587911
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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