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  • Archaeology of the night : life after dark in ancient world 

    Contributor:Gonlin, Nancy; Nowell, April
    A diverse team of experienced scholars used a variety of methods and resources to reconstruct how ancient peoples experienced the night, their views of the dark, their portrayals of the night, and how people in everyday ...
  • Pueblos within pueblos : tlaxilacalli communities in Acolhuacan, Mexico, ca. 1272-1692 

    Contributor:Johnson, Benjamin D.
    Systematically analyzing tlaxilacalli history over four centuries, beginning with their rise at the dawn of the Aztec empire through their transformation into "pueblos" of mid-colonial New Spain. Before the Aztecs rise, ...
  • Historical and archaeological perspectives on the Itzas of Petén, Guatemala 

    Contributor:Rice, Prudence M.; Rice, Don S.
    A detailed and thorough account of the Itzas--a Maya group that dominated much of the west lowland area of Petén, Guatemala. A theoretical perspective on the origins and an overview of the social, political, linguistic, ...
  • Constructions of time and history in the pre-Columbian Andes 

    Contributor:Swenson, Edward; Roddick, Andrew P.
    Explores archaeological approaches to temporalities, social memory, and constructions of history in the pre-Columbian Andes. Examining a range of indigenous temporal experiences and ideologies, including astronomical, ...
  • Maya potters' indigenous knowledge : cognition, engagement, and practice 

    Contributor:Arnold, Dean E.
    Based on fieldwork and reflection over a period of fifty years, Arnold utilizes engagement theory to describe the indigenous knowledge of traditional Maya potters in Ticul, Yucatán, Mexico. Arnold examines craftspeople's ...
  • Words & worlds turned around : indigenous Christianities in colonial Latin America 

    Contributor:Tavárez, David
    A sophisticated, state-of-the-art approach to the embrace of Christianity by indigenous societies, that reveals the manifold transformations of Christian discourses in the colonial Americas. Surveying how Christian messages ...
  • A history of mortgage banking in the West : financing America's dreams 

    Contributor:Rosser, E. Michael; Sanders, Diane M.
    How the mortgage banking sector worked in the second half of the twentieth century, including analysis of the 2007 mortgage crisis. Beginning with the land and railroad development acts that encouraged Western settlement, ...
  • Land, politics, and memory in five Nija'ib' K'iche' títulos : "The title and proof of our ancestors" 

    Contributor:Matsumoto, Mallory
    Five highland Maya títulos composed in the sixteenth century by the Nija'ib K'iche' of Guatemala. Each manuscript provides a copy of the original, a transcription of the sixteenth-century modified Latin script, a morphologic ...
  • The Lisu : far from the ruler 

    Contributor:Zack, Michele
    Descriptive accounts of Lisu individuals, communities, regions, and practices brings the Lisu and their distinct, ironic worldview to life. A view of humanity's transition from border-free tribal groupings into today's ...
  • The last stand of the pack 

    Contributor:Carhart, Arthur H.; Young, Stanley P.; Gulliford, Andrew; Wolf, Tom
    Published in 1929, a historical account of wolf extermination and what were believed to be the last wolves in Colorado. Almost a century later, much has been learned about predator ecology. Original text is accompanied by ...
  • Identity politics of difference : the mixed-race American Indian experience 

    Contributor:Montgomery, Michelle R.
    A multidisciplinary approach to questions of identity construction and multiracialism through the experiences of mixed-race Native American students at a tribal. Explores the multiple ways in which students navigate, ...
  • Uncertain times : anthropological approaches to labor in a neoliberal world 

    Contributor:Durrenberger, E. Paul
    The first-ever collection of labor anthropology from around the world, Uncertain Times addresses the theory that traditional labor union organization has been co-opted by the neoliberal policies of corporate capital and ...
  • An introduction to sociocultural anthropology : adaptations, structures, meanings 

    Contributor:Haines, David W.
    A concise yet comprehensive guide to cultural anthropology using a materialist approach. This revised and updated edition exposes students to the cultural detail and personal experiences that lie in the anthropological ...
  • Creating dialogues : indigenous perceptions and forms of leadership in Amazonia 

    Contributor:Veber, Hanne; Virtanen, Pirjo Kristiina
    Discusses contemporary forms of leadership in Amazonian indigenous groups. Examines the creation of indigenous leaders as political subjects in the context of contemporary state policies of democratization and exploitation ...
  • Basic K'ichee' grammar : 38 lessons 

    Contributor:Mondloch, James L.
    A pedagogical rather than reference grammar, the book is a thorough presentation of the basics of the K'ichee'-Maya language organized around graded grammatical lessons accompanied by drills and exercises. K'ichee'an ...
  • Abundance : the archaeology of plenitude 

    Contributor:Smith, Monica L.
    Using case studies from around the globe and multiple time periods, Smith makes the case that abundance provides an essential explanatory perspective on ancient peoples' choices and activities. Focusing on plenitude enables ...
  • Rituals of the past : prehispanic and colonial case studies in Andean archaeology 

    Contributor:Rosenfeld, Silvana A.; Bautista, Stefanie L.
    Through the study of archaeological, ethnographic, linguistic, and historical evidence from northern Peru to northern Chile, Bolivia, and northwest Argentina, the authors in this volume show the significance of ritual from ...
  • New Mexico and the Pimería Alta : the colonial period in the American Southwest 

    Contributor:Douglass, John G.; Graves, William M.
    Focusing on two areas of the Southwest that witnessed intensive and sustained colonial encounters and compares how different forms of colonialism and indigenous political economies structured the outcomes of those encounters. ...
  • The touch of civilization : comparing American and Russian internal colonization 

    Contributor:Sabol, Steven
    This work compares the process and practice of nineteenth-century American and Russian internal colonization, a form of contiguous, continental expansion, imperialism and colonialism that incorporated indigenous lands and ...
  • These "thin partitions" : bridging the growing divide between cultural anthropology and archaeology 

    Contributor:Englehardt, Joshua D.; Rieger, Ivy A.
    Explores the growing divide between two of the four subdisciplines within the field of anthropology: archaeology and cultural anthropology. It examines the theoretical underpinnings of the separation between two disciplines ...

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