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About the Authors Jefferson Reid and Stephanie Whittlesey are professional archaeologists who specialize in writing about archaeology and ancient history for the general reader. This is their third book about archaeology and ancient life in prehistoric Arizona. The first book, The Archaeology of Ancient Arizona, published by the University of Arizona Press, introduces the history of Arizona archaeology and the prehistoric cultures of vanished Arizona. It sets the stage for a closer look at the Mogollon people of Grasshopper Pueblo, offered in their second book, Grasshopper Pueblo: A Story of Archaeology and Ancient Life, also published by the University of Arizona Press. The story presented here is about archaeology and the archaeologists who unearthed the data Reid and Whittlesey used to reconstruct life at Grasshopper Pueblo. The book discusses the University of Arizona Archaeological Field School tradition as exemplified by thirty years of fieldwork at Grasshopper. Jefferson Reid is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1973. He was director (1979-1992) of the University of Arizona Field School at Grasshopper and editor of American Antiquity, the scholarly journal of the Society for American Archaeology. His forty years of fieldwork ranged from large prehistoric pueblo ruins of the American Southwest to temple mounds in the Southeast and Mayan pyramids in the Mexican jungle. His research interests include the method, theory, and philosophy of reconstructing past human behavior and culture ; the Mogollon culture of the Arizona mountains; the historical period of southern Arizona; and especially the fascinating history of southwestern archaeology . Stephanie Whittlesey holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Arizona (1978). She was associated for many years with the Field School at Grasshopper. In the 1970s, she became immersed in the field of cultural resource management and has dedicated her career to meshing the goals of reconstructing the past and preserving it for future generations. Along the way, she discovered the vital importance of involving the public in archaeology. Since 1989, she has worked for Statistical Research, Inc., a private cultural resource management consulting firm based in Tucson, where she now serves as senior principal investigator . She pioneered the application of cultural landscape studies in Hohokam archaeology, as reflected in the SRI Press books Vanishing River: Landscapes and Lives ofthe Lower Verde Valley; The Lower Verde Archaeological Project, coedited with Richard Ciolek-Torrello and Jeffrey Altschul, and Rivers of Rock: Stories from a Stone-Dry Land; Central Arizona Project Archaeology, which was written for a general audience and is distributed by the University of Arizona Press. Her research interests include Native American ceramics, social organization, and the Mogollon and Hohokam cultures of Arizona's mountains and deserts. ...


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