Cities in the Sand: The Ancient Civilizations of the Southwest

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San Francisco, CA 1992 Hard cover First edition. New in very good dust jacket. Ship in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 64 p. Audience: ... Children/juvenile. Read more Show Less

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-- The American Southwest has been home to a variety of peoples and cultures, dating back at least 11,000 years. This is an investigation of three loosely identified Native American cultural groups: the Anasazi, the Hohokam, and the Mogollon. The first three brief chapters are an explanation of archaeological techniques and a description of the physical setting that was home to the cultures included. Each is then depicted in separate chapters. The book is graced with attractive color photographs, many of them full-page. Written in a textbook style, this should be a good resource for research and reports. --David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT
Deborah Abbott
This in-depth look at the ancient cultures of the Anasazi, Hohokam, and Mogollon peoples of the Southwest provides student researchers with plenty to ponder. Youngsters for whom archaeology and cliff-dwelling peoples are a passion will find surprising and absorbing material. The process of discovery through the excavation of buildings, the study of petroglyphs (drawings carved in stone) and pictographs (drawings painted on surfaces), and the analysis of tools, weapons, pottery shards, bones, jewelry, and seeds is an intellectually challenging one that often produces as many questions as it does answers. Frequent sidebars pose open-ended questions about then and now. How do people use natural resources? What does garbage reveal about a culture? What recreation was and is common? What do structures tell about a civilization? Sharp color photos enhance the text; a glossary, a list of other prehistoric southwestern peoples, and a list of national parks and monuments are appended. For another excellent resource, one that concentrates solely on the Anasazi culture, try Arnold's "The Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811800129
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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