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An Introduction to the Study of Southwestern Archaeology
     

An Introduction to the Study of Southwestern Archaeology

by Alfred Vincent Kidder
 

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ISBN-10: 0300082975

ISBN-13: 9780300082975

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

Alfred Vincent Kidder’s Introduction to the Study of Southwestern Archaeology, a classic of New World archaeology, was the first regional synthesis and remains unsurpassed as a summary of Pueblo archaeology. It provides an excellent guide to historic and prehistoric sites of the Southwest, as they were known at the time, as well as a preliminary

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Alfred Vincent Kidder’s Introduction to the Study of Southwestern Archaeology, a classic of New World archaeology, was the first regional synthesis and remains unsurpassed as a summary of Pueblo archaeology. It provides an excellent guide to historic and prehistoric sites of the Southwest, as they were known at the time, as well as a preliminary account of Kidder’s exemplary excavation at Pecos. Kidder was one of the pioneers of the technique of stratigraphy; he also broke new ground in approaches to the study of pottery and in the application of ethnological data to the interpretation of archaeological remains.

In a new introduction to the book, Douglas W. Schwartz discusses the history of Pecos Pueblo, the development of southwestern archaeology, and the enduring significance of Kidder’s work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082975
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Lamar Series in Western History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
957,063
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Forewordxi
Kidder and the Synthesis of Southwestern Archaeology1
Preface56
History of Pecos61
Field work at Pecos: previous investigations, field work of Phillips Academy, summary of results88
The modern pueblos140
The prehistoric pueblos158
The San Juan: Pueblo ruins--Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Kayenta; pre-Pueblo ruins; post-Basket Maker ruins; Basket Maker sites; Northern Peripheral district165
The Rio Grande; Eastern Peripheral district254
The Little Colorado266
The Upper Gila280
The Mimbres289
The Lower Gila298
The Chihuahua basin316
Conclusions323
Bibliography353
Schwartz References379

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