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Title Archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest : papers in honor of Don D. Fowler / edited by Nancy J. Parezo and Joel C Janetski.

Publication Info. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 2013.

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Summary "Archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest is a compilation of papers by friends and colleagues that honor Don D. Fowler. The volume encompasses the breadth and depth of Fowler's work in archaeology and sister disciplines with original scholarship on the human past of the arid west. Included are theoretical, methodological, and empirical papers that synthesize and present fresh perspectives on Great Basin and Southwest archaeology and cover a sweep of topics from Paleoindian research to collaboration with Native Americans. Fowler has continually reminded scholars that to understand the past we must know how the local and specific is regionally and transculturally contextualized, how what we know came to be recognized, studied, and interpreted--in short, how the past still affects the present--and how regional and topical archaeology is part of a disciplinary endeavor that is as concerned with rigorous and inclusive knowledge production as it is with site description and cultural syntheses. Readers will learn about the nature of archaeological careers, how archaeology has been conceptualized and conducted, the strengths and limitations of past and present approaches, and the institution building and political processes in which archaeologists engage. Contributors posit new thoughts designed to stimulate new lines of research and reflect on the state of our current knowledge about a wealth of topics. Each paper asks four questions about what Great Basin and southwestern archaeologists currently know: Where have we been? Where are we now? What do we still need to learn? Where are we going? This comprehensive volume will be of interest to those practicing or teaching archaeology and to students seeking to understand the intricacies of Great Basin and Southwest archaeology."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Part 1/Introducing Don D. Fowler -- 1. Honoring Don D. Fowler: An Introdction Nancy J. Parezo and Joel C. Janetski -- 2. Don D. Fowler, Archaeologist C. Melvin Aikens -- 3. Don Fowler and the Glen Canyon Project: Formative Experiences William D. Lipe -- Part 2/Case Studies and Regional Syntheses -- 4. West of the Plains: PaleoIndian in the Southwest Bruce B. Huckell -- 5. The Earliest Stemmed Points of the Intermountain West: Making a Long Story Short Ted Goebel and Joshua L. Keene -- 6. Moving into the Mid-Holocene: The Paleoarchaic/Archaic Transition in the Intermountain West. Appendix. Sites with Cultural Radiocarbon Dates ranging between 10,000 and 6000 rcy BP. George T. Jones and Charlotte Beck -- 7. Points on a Continuum: Three Sites in a Middle Archaic Settlement System in the Western Great Basin D. Craig Young -- 8. Foragers, Farmers, and In Between: Variability in the Late Archaic of Southern Arizona Barbara J. Roth -- 9. The Later Prehistory of the Great Basin and the Southwest: Thinking about Fremont Stephen H. Lekson -- 10. Fremont Social Organization: A Southwestern Perspective Joel C. Janetski and Richard K. Talbot -- 11. Alta Toquima: Why Did People Spend Summers at 11,000 Feet? David Hurst Thomas -- 12. Resolving the Promontory Culture Enigma John W. Ives -- 13. Rock Art's Half Century and More: Research in the Great Basin and the Northern Southwest. Polly Schaafsma -- 14. Some Thoughts on Evolution, Ecology, and Archaeology in the Great Basin Steven R. Simms, James F. O'Connell, and Kevin T. Jones -- Part 3/Specialty Studies in Social and Historical Contexts -- 15. Eight Decades Eating Dust: A History of Archaeological Research at Danger Cave David B. Madsen -- 16. Long-Term Continuity and Change in Obsidian Conveyance at Danger Cave, Utah. Appendix. Trace Element Composition, Stratigraphic Occurrence, and Obsidian Source Attributions. Richard Hughes -- 17. Naming the Desert Bighorn David Rhode -- 18. When the Elders Speak, Just Listen Heidi Roberts -- 19. Archaeology, Legitimacy, and the Contemporary Native Nation Mar̕a Nieves Zedęo -- 20. Microcosm and Macrocosm in Southwestern Archaeology David R. Wilcox -- 21. The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Southwestern Archaeology William H. Doelle -- 22. The Evolution of Historical Archaeology in the American West Donald L. Hardesty and Eugene Hattori -- 23. Origins of an Archaeological Tree-ring Data Set: Flagstaff Area, Northeastern Arizona Richard V.N. Ahlstrom and Christopher Downum -- 24. An Embarrassment of Riches: Tree-Ring Dating, the History of Archaeology, and the Interpretation of Pre-Columbian History at Mesa Verde National Park Stephen E. Nash and Nina Rogers -- 25. In Praise of Collections Research: Basketmaker Roots of Chacoan Ritual Practices Laurie Webster, Linda Cordell, Kelley Hays-Gilpin, and Edward Jolie -- List of Contributors -- Index.
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Subject Archaeology -- Great Basin.
Archaeology -- Southwest, New.
Indians of North America -- Great Basin -- Antiquities.
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Antiquities.
Paleo-Indians -- Great Basin.
Paleo-Indians -- Southwest, New.
Great Basin -- Antiquities.
Southwest, New -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Parezo, Nancy J., author, editor.
Janetski, Joel C., author, editor.
Fowler, Don D., 1936- honoree.
Other Form: Print version: Archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest 9781607812821 (DLC) 2013030218 (OCoLC)854609529
ISBN 9781607812838 (electronic bk.)
1607812835 (electronic bk.)