Prehistory, Personality, and Place: Emil W. Haury and the Mogollon Controversy

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When Emil Haury defined the ancient Mogollon in the 1930s as a culture distinct from their Ancestral Pueblo and Hohokam neighbors, he triggered a major intellectual controversy in the history of southwestern archaeology, centering on whether the Mogollon were truly a different culture or merely a “backwoods variant” of a better-known people. In this book, archaeologists Jefferson Reid and Stephanie Whittlesey tell the story of the remarkable individuals who discovered the Mogollon culture, fought to validate it, ...

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Overview

When Emil Haury defined the ancient Mogollon in the 1930s as a culture distinct from their Ancestral Pueblo and Hohokam neighbors, he triggered a major intellectual controversy in the history of southwestern archaeology, centering on whether the Mogollon were truly a different culture or merely a “backwoods variant” of a better-known people. In this book, archaeologists Jefferson Reid and Stephanie Whittlesey tell the story of the remarkable individuals who discovered the Mogollon culture, fought to validate it, and eventually resolved the controversy.

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"Archeologists Jefferson Reid and Stephanie Whittlesey ably chronicle this controversy and the personalities who drove it." —American Archeology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816528639
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 1,434,196
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jefferson Reid is a southwestern archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona. Stephanie Whittlesey directs archaeological investigations for Statistical Research, a private consulting firm.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures vi

Preface vii

1 Prehistory, Personality, and Place 1

2 Newton, Kansas 9

3 Arizona 20

4 Discovering the Mountain Mogollon 34

5 Defining the Mogollon Culture 45

6 The Gathering Storm of Controversy 58

7 Forestdale Valley, Arizona 66

8 Alkali Ridge, Awat'ovi, and the Anasazi Frontier 76

9 Pine Lawn Valley, New Mexico 88

10 The View from Santa Fe 95

11 Point of Pines, Arizona 104

12 Crooked Ridge Village 113

13 Vernon, Arizona, the New Archaeology, and the Mogollon 122

14 Personality and Place in Prehistory 135

Epilogue 149

Appendix. Excerpt from Pat Wheat's Transcription of the Pecos Conference at Point of Pines, August 1948 153

Bibliography 159

Index 173

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