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First Coastal Californians

2015. Edited by Lynn H. Gamble

Some of the most complex hunter-gatherer societies on earth flourished along California’s rugged coastline, and this volume brings together an impressive group of experts to tell a story wrought in shell mounds, ancient fishhooks, buried villages, and rock paintings.

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The Great Basin

2008. Edited by Catherine S. Fowler and Don D. Fowler

This book is about a place, the Great Basin of western North America, and about the lifeways of Native American people who lived there during the past 13,000 years. The authors highlight the ingenious solutions people devised to sustain themselves in a difficult environment.

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Hisat’sinom

2012. Edited by Christian E. Downum

In this book, archaeologists explain how the people of this region flourished despite living in a place with very little water and extremes of heat and cold.

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The Hohokam Millennium

2008. Edited by Suzanne K. Fish and Paul R. Fish

Written by archaeologists who have led the effort to excavate, record, and preserve the remnants of this ancient culture, the chapters illuminate the way the Hohokam organized their households and their communities, their sophisticated pottery and textiles, their irrigation system, the huge ballcourts and platform mounds they built, and much more.

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In Search of Chaco

2004. Edited by David Grant Noble

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.

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Living the Ancient Southwest

2014. Edited by David Grant Noble

In this illustrated anthology, readers will discover chapters written over the past several decades by anthropologist-writers. They speak about the beauty and originality of Mimbres pottery, the rock paintings in Canyon de Chelly, the history of the Wupatki Navajos, O’odham songs describing ancient trails to the Pacific Coast, and other subjects relating to the deep indigenous history and culture of the American Southwest.

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Medieval Mississippians

2015. Edited by Timothy R. Pauketat and Susan M. Alt

The eighth volume in the award-winning Popular Archaeology Series, introduces a key historical period in pre-Columbian eastern North America — the “Mississippian” era — via a series of colorful chapters on places, practices, and peoples written from Native American and non-Native perspectives on the past.

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The Mesa Verde World

2006. Edited by David Grant Noble

This book 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.

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Mimbres Lives and Landscapes

2010. Edited by Margaret C. Nelson and Michelle Hegmon

Beginning with an overview of the abrupt change in lifestyle that launched the distinctive Mimbres culture, the book explores the lives of men and women, their sustenance, the changing nature of leadership, and the possible meanings of their dramatic pottery designs.

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The Peopling of Bandelier

2005. Edited by Robert P. Powers

In this beautifully illustrated book, archaeologists, historians, ecologists, and Pueblo contributors tell a deep and sweeping story of the region.

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