News for Thursday, June 7, 2012

Senior Scholar Linda Cordell’s New Book Released

Archaeology of the Southwest, Third Edition (Left Coast Press, 2012)Archaeology of the Southwest, Third Edition (Left Coast Press, 2012)Archaeology of the Southwest, Third Edition (Left Coast Press, 2012)

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce the release of the long-awaited third edition of senior scholar Linda Cordell's acclaimed book Archaeology of the Southwest (Left Coast Press, 2012). Co-authored with Maxine McBrinn, the book continues its reputation as the go-to text and reference for anyone—professional, student, or general public—interested in Southwest archaeology. It provides a comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to modern interpretation and practice, while offering readers the latest in current research, debates, and topical syntheses. The new edition of Archaeology of the Southwest also includes increased coverage of Paleoindian and Archaic periods and the Casas Grandes phenomenon. Exclaims one reviewer, “The authors have clearly put in a tremendous amount of effort to bring in current data, interpretations, and issues facing Southwest archaeologists today. The book is well written, easy to read, and very comprehensive.”

A Senior Scholar at SAR since 2006, Dr. Cordell is a renowned archaeologist whose career includes serving as Chair of the University of New Mexico Department of Anthropology, a curatorship at the California Academy of Sciences, and an appointment to Director of the University of Colorado Museum and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Cordell has been recognized with elected memberships in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, and was awarded the A. V. Kidder medal for eminence in American Archaeology by the American Anthropological Association—the second woman to have won the Kidder medal in its sixty years of existence. 

More information on Dr. Cordell's research and publications can be found on her SAR Senior Scholar profile.

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