Henry T. Wright

2007
The Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural SystemsSAR Press PublicationThe Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural SystemsHow should archaeologists and other social scientists tackle the big and little questions about change in socionatural systems? Although fieldwork is certainly the place to start, it alone is not enough to answer troublesome "how" or "why" questions. To make sense of what they find in the field, archaeologists build models-possible explanations for the data.
2005
A Catalyst for IdeasSAR Press PublicationA Catalyst for Ideas: Anthropological Archaeology and the Legacy of Douglas W. SchwartzIn his thirty-four years as president of the School of American Research, Douglas W. Schwartz's far-reaching vision placed SAR on the intellectual edge of research about humans across the globe. Nowhere is this more evident than in his influence on the field of anthropological archaeology.
2001
Uruk Mesopotamia & Its NeighborsSAR Press PublicationUruk Mesopotamia & Its Neighbors: Cross-cultural Interactions in the Era of State FormationIn Uruk Mesopotamia & Its Neighbors, ten field and theoretical archaeologists working in the area today offer an overview and analysis of new data and interpretations for Greater Mesopotamia during the late fifth and fourth millennia B.C.
1998
Archaic StatesSAR Press PublicationArchaic StatesOne of the most challenging problems facing contemporary archaeology concerns the operation and diversity of ancient states. This volume addresses how ancient states were structured and how they operated, an understanding of which is key to our ability to interpret a state's rise or fall.
1998, March 1–5
Advanced SeminarMesopotamia in the Era of State Formation: Aiming for ConsensusAlthough explaining the origins of complex societies has been a core issue of anthropological research for many years, basic agreement on some essential issues has remained elusive. This seminar included participants chosen for their expertise on each subregion of Mesopotamia.
1993–1994
Weatherhead Resident ScholarPolitical Economic Modeling of Complex Chiefdoms
1977
Explanation of Prehistoric ChangeSAR Press PublicationExplanation of Prehistoric Change

What is change? What is stability? How and why does each occur? Can they be predicted? The contributors discuss these questions and others about the nature of change through diverse case studies from Hawaii, Midwestern America, the American Southwest, Iran, and the Teotihuacan Valley in Mexico.



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