The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional Center

The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional Center

by Stephen H. Lekson, Nancy J. Akins, Linda S. Cordell, Jeffrey S. Dean
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618476

ISBN-13: 9781930618473

Pub. Date: 03/21/2006

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

In this volume, the contributors address central archaeological themes, including environment, organization of production, architecture, regional issues, and society and polity. They place Chaco in its time and in its region, considering what came before and after its heyday and its neighbors to the north and south, including Mesoamerica. Society of American…  See more details below

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In this volume, the contributors address central archaeological themes, including environment, organization of production, architecture, regional issues, and society and polity. They place Chaco in its time and in its region, considering what came before and after its heyday and its neighbors to the north and south, including Mesoamerica. Society of American Archaeology president Lynne Sebastian sums up the volume and more than thirty years of research with observations and conclusions on the Chaco Project of the 1970s, the "Chaco synthesis" of the 1990s, and the continuing possibilities for archaeology at Chaco Canyon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618473
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
03/21/2006
Series:
School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Chaco matters : an introduction3
2Ecology and economy45
3Architecture67
4Organization of production117
5The Chaco world153
6Society and polity189
7Chaco's beginnings211
8Notes from the North261
9Notes from the South315
10Mesoamerican objects and symbols in Chaco Canyon contexts339
11The Chaco Project in historical context373
12The Chaco synthesis393
App. AChaco synthesis meetings423
App. BEcology and economy429

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