The Mesa Verde World: Explorations in Ancestral Pueblo Archaeology / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$20.51
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $12.74
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 48%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $12.74   
  • Used (3) from $12.74   

More About This Textbook

Overview

Mesa Verde, with its stunning landscapes and cliff dwellings, evokes all the romance of American archaeology. It has intrigued researchers and visitors for more than a century. But "Mesa Verde" represents more than cliff dwellings-its peoples created a culture that thrived for a thousand years in Southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah. Archaeologists have discovered dozens of long-buried hamlets and villages spread for miles across the Great Sage Plain west and north of Mesa Verde. Only lately have these sites begun to reveal their secrets.In recent decades, archaeologists have been working intensively in the Mesa Verde region to build the story of its ancestral Pueblo inhabitants. The Mesa Verde World showcases new findings about the region's prehistory, environment, and archaeological history, from newly discovered reservoir systems on Mesa Verde to astronomical alignments at Yellow Jacket Pueblo. Key topics include farming, settlement, sacred landscapes, cosmology and astronomy, rock art, warfare, migration, and contemporary Pueblo perspectives.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930618756
  • Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 788,489
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

A short archaeological chronology for the Mesa Verde region
1 Through the looking glass : the environment of the ancient Mesa Verdeans 1
2 The earliest Mesa Verdeans : hunters, foragers, and first farmers 9
3 The genesis of pueblos : innovations between 500 and 900 C.E. 19
4 The Mesa Verde region during Chaco times 29
5 Turbulent times in the Mesa Verde world 39
6 "We came from the South, we came from the North" : some Tewa origin stories 49
7 Craft arts of the Mesa Verde 59
8 Simulation and imagination fistfight in the Mesa Verde 67
9 Mesa Verdean sacred landscapes 75
10 The cosmic and the sacred at Yellow Jacket Pueblo and Mesa Verde 85
11 Imagery and tradition : murals of the Mesa Verde region 93
12 Ancient pottery of the Mesa Verde country : how ancestral pueblo people made it, used it, and thought about it 101
13 Understanding Mesa Verde's cliff dwelling architecture 111
14 Fire and archaeology on Mesa Verde 119
15 Water for the Mesa Verdeans 123
16 Ancient violence in the Mesa Verde region 127
17 A Hopi story about Castle Rock 137
18 Leaving Mesa Verde 139
19 Mesa Verde : a century of research 149
20 Mesa Verdean archaeology since the mid-1960s 165
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)