Stephen H. Lekson

2015, March 3–4
Chaco and Cahokia: Histories, Landscapes, and HinterlandsShort SeminarChaco and Cahokia: Histories, Landscapes, and HinterlandsThis seminar convened to evaluate the current state of research and theoretical issues for Chaco and Cahokia, their respective hinterlands, and to lay the groundwork for a truly continental archaeology by considering connections to Mesoamerica.
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.

2010
Mimbres Lives and LandscapesSAR Press PublicationMimbres Lives and LandscapesThe well-illustrated essays in this book offer the latest archaeological research on the ancient Mimbres to explain what we know and what questions still remain about men's and women's lives, their sustenance, the changing nature of leadership, and the possible meanings of the dramatic pottery designs.
2010–2011
Stephen H. Lekson Visiting Research AssociateThe Southwest in the World
2009
A History of the Ancient SouthwestSAR Press PublicationA History of the Ancient SouthwestAccording to archaeologist Stephen H. Lekson, much of what we think we know about the Southwest has been compressed into conventions and classifications and orthodoxies. This book challenges and reconfigures these accepted notions by telling two parallel stories, one about the development, personalities, and institutions of Southwestern archaeology and the other about interpretations of what actually happened in the ancient past.
2006
The Archaeology of Chaco CanyonSAR Press PublicationThe Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional CenterThe site of a great Ancestral Pueblo center in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, the ruins in Chaco Canyon look like a city to some archaeologists, a ceremonial center to others. Chaco and the people who created its monumental great houses, extensive roads, and network of outlying settlements remain an enigma in American archaeology.
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.
2003, May 4–7
Short SeminarChaco Synthesis
1991
Chaco & HohokamSAR Press PublicationChaco & Hohokam: Prehistoric Regional Systems in the American SouthwestSynthesizing data and current thought about the regional systems of the Chacoans and the Hohokam, eleven archaeologists examine settlement patterns, subsistence economy, social organization, and trade, shedding new light on two of the most sophisticated cultures of the prehistoric Southwest.


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