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Overview

In this classic work in the field of New World archaeology, Alfred Vincent Kidder presents the first regional synthesis and an unsurpassed summary of Pueblo archaeology. He provides an excellent guide to the Southwest's historic and prehistoric sites at the time as well as an early account of the pioneering excavation at Pecos Pueblo. A new essay examines the history of Pecos and the enduring significance of Kidder's work.
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<:st>In a new introductory essay, the president of the School of American Research in Sante Fe explains Kidder's pioneering legacy to Pueblo archeology. Includes b&w photos and illustrations of Pecos sites and artifacts. 1962 edition cited in Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300082975
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: The Lamar Series in Western History
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii
Foreword xi
Kidder and the Synthesis of Southwestern Archaeology 1
Preface 56
History of Pecos 61
Field work at Pecos: previous investigations, field work of Phillips Academy, summary of results 88
The modern pueblos 140
The prehistoric pueblos 158
The San Juan: Pueblo ruins--Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Kayenta; pre-Pueblo ruins; post-Basket Maker ruins; Basket Maker sites; Northern Peripheral district 165
The Rio Grande; Eastern Peripheral district 254
The Little Colorado 266
The Upper Gila 280
The Mimbres 289
The Lower Gila 298
The Chihuahua basin 316
Conclusions 323
Bibliography 353
Schwartz References 379
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