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Society for American Archaeology

Works: 389 works in 691 publications in 2 languages and 24,172 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  History  Case studies  Directories  Classification 
Roles: Editor, Other, Contributor, Publisher
Classifications: E51, 980.0105
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American antiquity by Society for American Archaeology( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 2,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man across the sea; problems of pre-Columbian contacts by Carroll L Riley( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology by Society for American Archaeology( )

in 3 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The SAA archaeological record by Society for American Archaeology( )

in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The magazine of the Society for American Archaeology."
American archaeology, past and future : a celebration of the Society for American Archaeology, 1935-1985( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After collapse : the regeneration of complex societies by Society for American Archaeology( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Euphrates Valley to the southern Peruvian Andes, early complex societies have risen and fallen, but in some cases they have also been reborn. Prior archaeological investigation of these societies has focused primarily on emergence and collapse. This is the first book-length work to examine the question of how and why early complex urban societies have reappeared after periods of decentralization and collapse. Ranging widely across the Near East, the Aegean, East Asia, Mesoamerica, and the Andes, these cross-cultural studies expand our understanding of social evolution by examining how societies were transformed during the period of radical change now termed 'collapse.' They seek to discover how societal complexity reemerged, how second-generation states formed, and how these re-emergent states resembled or differed from the complex societies that preceded them. The contributors draw on material culture as well as textual and ethnohistoric data to consider such factors as preexistent institutions, structures, and ideologies that are influential in regeneration; economic and political resilience; the role of social mobility, marginal groups, and peripheries; and ethnic change. In addition to presenting a number of theoretical viewpoints, the contributors also propose reasons why regeneration sometimes does not occur after collapse. A concluding contribution by Norman Yoffee provides a critical exegesis of 'collapse' and highlights important patterns found in the case histories related to peripheral regions and secondary elites, and to the ideology of statecraft. -- Publisher description
Ethical issues in archaeology( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native Americans and archaeologists : stepping stones to common ground by Nina Swidler( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal and economic factors have thrust American archaeology into a period of intellectual and methodological unrest. Issues such as reburial and repatriation, land and resource 'ownership, ' and the integration of tradition and science have long divided archaeologists and Native American communities. Both groups recognize the need for a dramatic transformation of the discipline into one that appeals to and serves the greater public. This book tackles these and other issues by elucidating successful strategies for collaboration
Tacachale : essays on the Indians of Florida and southeastern Georgia during the historic period( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soils in archaeology : landscape evolution and human occupation by Vance T Holliday( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the archaeological applications of soil chemistry and soil geomorphology, the case histories and reviews presented here combine a wide range of academic disciplines, including archaeology, physical geography, Quaternary geology, and pedology. The essays range in topic from the use of soils for reconstructing past landscapes, site settings, and landscape evolution to the dating of surfaces and deposits. The book also covers the use of soil chemistry in determining the presence or absence of human occupation and for detecting agricultural practices. Soils in Archaeology also includes a glossary of selected soil science terms
Archaeological and historical perspectives on the Spanish borderlands west( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1
The Interpretation of archaeological spatial patterning by Ellen M Kroll( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigations of archaeological intrasite spatial patterns have generally taken one of two directions: studies that introduced and explored methods for the analysis of archaeological spatial patterns or those that described and analyzed the for mation of spatial patterns in actuaiistic-ethnographic, experimental, or natu ral-contexts. The archaeological studies were largely quantitative in nature, concerned with the recognition and definition of patterns; the actualistic efforts were often oriented more toward interpretation, dealing with how patterns formed and what they meant. Our research group on archaeological spatial analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been working for several years on both quantitative and interpretive problems. Both lines of investigation are closely related and are important complements. In order to demonstrate the convergence of archaeological and actualistic studies for the understanding of intrasite spatial patterns, we organized a sympo sium at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology in Toronto, Canada, in May 1987. The symposium, titled "The Interpretation of Stone Age Archaeological Spatial Patterns," was organized into two sessions. The six papers presented in the morning session, five of which comprise Part I of this volume, focused on ethnoarchaeological and experimental research. Michael Schiffer was the discussant for this half of the symposium. Our intention for the ethnoarchaeological contributions to the symposium and volume was the delin eation of some of the significant accomplishments achieved thus far by actualistic studies regarding the formation of spatial patterns
Gulf Coast archaeology : the southeastern United States and Mexico by Nancy Marie White( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Native peoples living around the Gulf of Mexico had much in common, from the time of the earliest hunter-fisher-gatherers onward. There have been hypotheses of prehistoric interaction between the southeastern United States and Mesoamerica, but explorations of the processes have been few. This volume chronicles the archaeological continuities and discontinuities along the Gulf Coast from Archaic through Postclassic/Mississippian times and later, including shell mounds/middens and estuarine adaptations, subsistence similarities, the relationship of early settlement and sea level rise, cultural complexity, early monumental construction, long-distance exchange relations, and symbolism and iconography. Many debatable issues are explored. Northeastern Mexico is a region relatively remote from the Mesoamerican heartland, as is coastal Texas from the southeastern United States. The connecting area of the south Texas/Mexican coast may have been too inhospitable for much habitation, thus inhibiting interaction, yet some artifact types and styles, not to mention food crops, crossed these boundaries. The long-distance diffusion of ideas of sociocultural complexity, food production, and monument construction are reexamined in Gulf Coast Archaeology with new data and wide geographic prespectives. This book is an important contribution to the hypothesis of prehistoric culture contact and interaction between native groups in North America and Mesoamerica, which has been an openly debated topic over the last century
SAA bulletin( )

in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environments and extinctions : man in late glacial North America( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 papers using new conceptual frameworks to interpret late Quaternary cultural and environmental remains. Chapters are composed largely of the proceedings of a symposium held at the Society for American Archaeology meetings in 1982
Tribe and polity in late prehistoric Europe : demography, production, and exchange in the evolution of complex social systems by D. Blair Gibson( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During HaA-HaB, many settlements were established in Silesia and in the central part of Poland, and their stability seems to be confirmed by the existence of regional groups and subgroups, by long-lasting colonies, and by long-used burial grounds, located at large settlements. At the end of HaB, many pre-Scythian elements occurred in this area, only partly influenced by the Cimmerians . During that period the peoples living north of the Carpathian and Sudeten Mountains remained very dependent on the productive and cultural circle south of the Carpathians, with which they maintained strong connections . The Lusatian settlement zone, apart from its increasing internal stability, also tended to extend its range . A partition of the Lusatian Culture, which had appeared earlier, became more pronounced under the strong influence of the East Hallstatt cultural and productive center in the eastern Alpine region, and the so-called amber route . The eastern zone of the Lusatian Culture remained under the influence of the Carpathian center, while the western zone was strongly influenced by the pre-Celtic (Bylanska or Horakowska) and northern Illyrian (Calon denberian) cultures. In HaD2' ca. 520-500 B.C., this latter area was the site of an armed incursion of Scythian groups coming from the east through the Karpacka Valley. The most characteristic features of the western zone include its own varieties of more general Hallstatt traits, such as fortified settlements (which date from HaA in the Lusatian Culture), production of iron (done domestically since HaD), and decorated pottery
Early pottery : technology, function, style, and interaction in the lower Southeast by Rebecca Saunders( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synthesis of research on earthenware technologies of the Late Archaic Period in the southeastern U.S. Information on social groups and boundaries, and on interaction between groups, burgeons when pottery appears on the social landscape of the Southeast in the Late Archaic period (ca. 5000-3000 years ago). This volume provides a broad, comparative review of current data from "first potteries" of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains and in the lower Mississippi River Valley, and it presents research that expands our understanding of how pottery functioned in its earliest manifestations in this region. Included are discussions of Orange pottery in peninsular Florida, Stallings pottery in Georgia, Elliot's Point fiber-tempered pottery in the Florida panhandle, and the various pottery types found in excavations over the years at the Poverty Point site in northeastern Louisiana. The data and discussions demonstrate that there was much more interaction, and at an earlier date, than is often credited to Late Archaic societies. Indeed, extensive trade in pottery throughout the region occurs as early as 1500 B.C. These and other findings make this book indispensable to those involved in research into the origin and development of pottery in general and its unique history in the Southeast in particular
Crossing the borders : new methods and techniques in the study of archaeological materials from the Caribbean by Menno Lambertus Pieter Hoogland( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing disciplinary boundaries and national borders : new methods and techniques in the study of archaeological materials from the Caribbean / Corinne L. Hofman, Menno L.P. Hoogland, and Annelou L. van Gijn -- In tuneful threefold : combining conventional archaeological methods, archaeometric techniques, and ethnoarchaeological research in the study of precolonial pottery of the Caribbean / Corinne L. Hofman ... [et al.] -- American gold and European brass : metal objects and indigenous values in the cemetery of El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba / Jago Cooper, Marcos Martinón-Torres, and Roberto Valcárcel Rojas -- Chert sourcing in the northern Lesser Antilles : the use of geochemical techniques in discriminating chert materials / Sebastiaan Knippenberg and Johannes J.P. Zijlstra -- A new material to view the past : dental alginate molds of friable artifacts / Charlene Dixon Hutcheson -- Saladoid lapidary technology : new methods for investigating stone bead drilling techniques / Christy de Mille, Tamara Varney, and Michael Turney -- Lithic technology : a way to more complex diversity in Caribbean archaeology / Benoît Bérard -- Tool use and technological choices : an integral approach toward functional analysis of Caribbean tool assemblages / Annelou L. van Gijn, Yvonne Lammers-Keijsers, and Iris Briels -- Understanding the function of coral tools from Anse à la Gourde : an experimental approach / Harold J. Kelly and Annelou L. van Gijn -- The significance of wear and residue studies : an example from Plum Piece, Saba / Channah J. Nieuwenhuis -- Starch residues on lithic artifacts from two contrasting contexts in northwestern Puerto Rico : Los Muertos Cave and Vega de Nelo Vargas farmstead / Jaime R. Pagán Jiménez and José R. Oliver -- The burén in precolonial Cuban archaeology : new information regarding the use of plants and ceramic griddles during the late Ceramic Age of eastern Cuba gathered through starch analysis / Roberto Rodríguez Suárez and Jaime R. Pagán Jiménez -- Caribbean paleoethnobotany : present status and new horizons (understanding the evolution of an indigenous ethnobotany) / Lee A. Newsom -- New evidence of two different migratory waves in the circum-Caribbean area during the pre-Columbian period from the analysis of dental morphological traits / Alfredo Coppa ... [et al.] -- Tracing human mobility with 87Sr/86Sr at Anse à la Gourde, Guadeloupe / Mathijs A. Booden ... [et al.] -- Epilogue: The correct answer requires the right question (and the technology to back it up) / William F. Keegan
Woodland period systematics in the Middle Ohio Valley by Darlene Applegate( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection provides a comprehensive vocabulary for defining the cultural manifestation of the term "Woodland."The Middle Ohio Valley is an archaeologically rich region that stretches from southeastern Indiana, across southern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky, and into northwestern West Virginia. In this area are some of the most spectacular and diverse Woodland Period archaeological sites in North America, but these sites and their rich cultural remains do not fit easily into the traditional Southeastern classification system. This volume, with contributions by most of the senior researcher
Palaces and power in the Americas : from Peru to the northwest coast by Society for American Archaeology( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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After collapse : the regeneration of complex societies
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Sociedad Americana de Arqueología

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Ethical issues in archaeologyNative Americans and archaeologists : stepping stones to common groundThe Interpretation of archaeological spatial patterningGulf Coast archaeology : the southeastern United States and MexicoTribe and polity in late prehistoric Europe : demography, production, and exchange in the evolution of complex social systemsEarly pottery : technology, function, style, and interaction in the lower SoutheastCrossing the borders : new methods and techniques in the study of archaeological materials from the CaribbeanWoodland period systematics in the Middle Ohio ValleyPalaces and power in the Americas : from Peru to the northwest coast