Leigh Kuwanwisiwma

2014
Living The Ancient SouthwestSAR Press PublicationLiving the Ancient Southwest

How did Southwestern peoples make a living in the vast arid reaches of the Great Basin? When and why did violence erupt in the Mesa Verde region? Who were the Fremont people? How do some Hopis view Chaco Canyon? These are just a few of the topics addressed in Living the Ancient Southwest.

2012
Hisat'sinomSAR Press PublicationHisat’sinom: Ancient Peoples in a Land without WaterThe national monuments of Wupatki, Walnut Canyon, and Montezuma’s Castle showcase the treasures of the first people who settled and developed farms, towns, and trade routes throughout northern Arizona and beyond. The Hopis call these ancient peoples “Hisat’sinom,” and Spanish explorers named their hard, arid homeland the sierra sin agua, mountains without water. Indeed, much of the region receives less annual precipitation than the quintessential desert city of Tucson. In Hisat’sinom: Ancient Peoples in a Land without Water, archaeologists explain how the people of this region flourished despite living in a place with very little water and extremes of heat and cold.
2004
In Search of ChacoSAR Press PublicationIn Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological EnigmaStartling discoveries and impassioned debates have emerged from the “Chaco Phenomenon” since the publication of New Light on Chaco Canyon twenty years ago. This completely updated edition features seventeen original essays, scores of photographs, maps, and site plans, and the perspectives of archaeologists, historians, and Native American thinkers.
2004, January 26–30
IARC SeminarKatsina CarversHopi carvers from throughout the Southwest convened at the School for Advanced Research on January 26–30, 2004.


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