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Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, and Paquimé are as well known to tourists as they are to scholars as emblems of the American Southwest. This region has been the scene of intense archaeological investigation for more than a hundred years, with more research done here than in any other part of the United States. The arid and sparsely populated landscape provides excellent site preservation, while the living native peoples give cultural continuity with the past. In the first decades of the twentieth century Americans saw the Southwest as exotic—as opposed to the Mexican perspective, which viewed the region, sometimes called the Northwest, as more of a backwater. Both views continue to shape and color the study of the area today.
With contributions from well-known archaeologists, Southwest Archaeology in the Twentieth Century reviews the histories of major archaeological topics of the region during the twentieth century, with particular attention to the vast changes in southwestern archaeology during the later decades of the century. Included are the huge influence of field schools, the rise of cultural resource management (CRM), the uses and abuses of ethnographic analogy, the intellectual contexts of archaeology in Mexico, and current debates on agriculture, sedentism, and political complexity.

By looking back at the previous century of study, this book provides an authoritative retrospective of intellectual trends as well as a synthesis of current themes in the arena of the American Southwest. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. I. The Contexts of Southwest Archaeology
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. Don D. Fowler, Linda S. Cordell
  3. pp. 1-15
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  1. 2. The Formative Years: Southwest Archaeology, 1890–1910
  2. Don D. Fowler
  3. pp. 16-26
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  1. 3. Paradigms, Professionals, and the Making of Southwest Archaeology, 1910–1920
  2. James E. Snead
  3. pp. 27-46
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  1. 4. Seven Years That Reshaped Southwest Prehistory
  2. J. Jefferson Reid, Stephanie M. Whittlesey
  3. pp. 47-59
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  1. 5. Curricular Matters: The Impact of Field Schools on Southwest Archaeology
  2. Barbara J. Mills
  3. pp. 60-80
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  1. 6. The Development of Archaeology in Northwest Mexico
  2. Jane H. Kelley, A. C. MacWilliams
  3. pp. 81-96
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  1. 7. From the Academy to the Private Sector: CRM’s Rapid Transformation within the Archaeological Profession
  2. William H. Doelle, David A. Phillips Jr.
  3. pp. 97-108
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  1. 8. Southwest Archaeology Today with an Eye to the Future
  2. Linda S. Cordell
  3. pp. 109-122
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  1. II. The Contributions of Southwest Archaeology
  2. pp. 123-124
  1. 9. Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions and Archaeology: Uniting the Social and Natural Sciences in the American Southwest and Beyond
  2. Stephen E. Nash, Jeffrey S. Dean
  3. pp. 125-141
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  1. 10. The First 10,000 Years in the Southwest
  2. Bruce B. Huckell
  3. pp. 142-156
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  1. 11. Complexity
  2. Stephen H. Lekson
  3. pp. 157-173
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  1. 12. Ethnicity and Southwestern Archaeology
  2. Robert W. Preucel
  3. pp. 174-193
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  1. 13. Ethnographic Analogy and Ancestral Pueblo Archaeology
  2. Katherine A. Spielmann
  3. pp. 194-203
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  1. 14. “The Feeling of Working Completely in the Dark. ”The Uncertain Foundations of Southwestern Mission Archaeology
  2. James E. Ivey, David Hurst Thomas
  3. pp. 204-219
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  1. 15. Discussion of Southwest Archaeology in the Twentieth Century
  2. David R. Wilcox
  3. pp. 220-226
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  1. References
  2. pp. 227-288
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 289-290
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 291-300
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607817871
Related ISBN
9780874808254
MARC Record
OCLC
646790301
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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