Contemporary Archaeologies of the Southwest

Editor(s): William H. Walker; Kathryn R. Venzor

Year: 2011


Organized by the theme of place and place-making in the Southwest, Contemporary Archaeologies of the Southwest emphasizes the method and theory for the study of radical changes in religion, settlement patterns, and material culture associated with population migration, colonialism, and climate change during the last 1,000 years. Chapters address place-making in Chaco Canyon, recent trends in landscape archaeology, the formation of identities, landscape boundaries, and the movement associated with these aspects of place-making. They address how interaction of peoples with objects brings landscapes to life. Representing a diverse cross section of Southwestern archaeologists, the authors of this volume push the boundaries of archaeological method and theory, building a strong foundation for future Southwest studies. This book will be of interest to professional and academic archaeologists, as well as students working in the American Southwest. Contributors include William H. Walker, Kathryn R. Venzor, Ruth M. Van Dyke, Christine G. Ward, Anna Sofaer, Alan Price, James Holmlund, Joseph Nicoli, Andrew Piscitello, Maria O'Donovan, Michael E. Jacobson, Alex K. Ruuska, Joe Lally, A. J. Vonarx, Patrick D. Lyons, Jeffery J. Clark, J. Brett Hill, Gregson Schachner, Lauren Jelinek, Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, Edward Staski, Ann F. Ramenofsky, Michael K. Church, and Jeremy Kulisheck. Included here is the cover page, title page, table of contents, and first chapter entitled "Introduction to Contemporary Archaeologies of the Southwest" by William H. Walker and Kathryn R. Venzor. The book in its entirety (298 pages) is available from University Press of Colorado.

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Contemporary Archaeologies of the Southwest. William H. Walker, Kathryn R. Venzor. Boulder, Colorado: University Press of Colorado. 2011 ( tDAR id: 374909) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82B8X70

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