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Society for American Archaeology

Works: 410 works in 736 publications in 2 languages and 26,331 library holdings
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American antiquity by Society for American Archaeology( )

in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American antiquity : a journal of the Society for American Archaeology by Society for American Archaeology( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 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 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the major portion of papers presented at a symposium held during the national meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, at Santa Fe, N.M. in May 1968
Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology by Society for American Archaeology( )

in English and French and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The SAA archaeological record by Society for American Archaeology( )

in English and held by 600 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 537 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 530 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 )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 518 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 497 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 by Jerald T Milanich( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 453 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 )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 311 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 303 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 288 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
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 252 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
Crossing the borders : new methods and techniques in the study of archaeological materials from the Caribbean by Corinne Lisette Hofman( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past few decades, Caribbean scholars on both sides of the Atlantic have increasingly developed and employed new methods and techniques for the study of archaeological materials. The aim of earlier research in the Caribbean was mainly to define typologies on the basis of pottery and lithic assemblages leading to the establishment of chronological charts for the region, and it was not until the 1980s that the use of technological and functional analyses of artifacts became widespread. The 1990s saw a veritable boom in this field, introducing innovative methods and techniques for analyzing artifacts and human skeletal remains. Innovative approaches included microscopic use-wear analysis, starch residue and phytolith analysis, stable isotope analysis, experimental research, ethnoarchaeological studies, geochemical analyses, and DNA studies
Early pottery : technology, function, style, and interaction in the lower Southeast by Rebecca Saunders( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 188 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
Woodland period systematics in the Middle Ohio Valley by Darlene Applegate( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 162 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
The Toyah phase of central Texas : late prehistoric economic and social processes by Society for American Archaeology( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourteenth century, a culture arose in and around the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas that represents the last prehistoric peoples before the cultural upheaval introduced by European explorers. This culture has been labeled the Toyah phase, characterized by a distinctive tool kit and a bone-tempered pottery tradition.?Spanish documents, some translated decades ago, offer glimpses of these mobile people. Archaeological excavations, some quite recent, offer other views of this culture, whose homeland covered much of Central and South Texas. For the first time in a single volume, this book brings together a number of perspectives and interpretations of these hunter-gatherers and how they interacted with each other, the pueblos in southeastern New Mexico, the mobile groups in northern Mexico, and newcomers from the northern plains such as the Apache and Comanche.? Assembling eight studies and interpretive essays to look at social boundaries from the perspective of migration, hunter-farmer interactions, subsistence, and other issues significant to anthropologists and archaeologists, The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes demonstrates that these prehistoric societies were never isolated from the world around them. Rather, these societies were keenly aware of changes happening on the plains to their north, among the Caddoan groups east of them, in the Puebloan groups in what is now New Mexico, and among their neighbors to the south in Mexico
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 groundSoils in archaeology : landscape evolution and human occupationThe 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 systemsCrossing the borders : new methods and techniques in the study of archaeological materials from the CaribbeanEarly pottery : technology, function, style, and interaction in the lower Southeast