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Author Plog, Stephen, author.

Title Ancient peoples of the American Southwest / Stephen Plog ; drawings by Amy Elizabeth Grey.

Publication Info. London ; [New York] : Thames & Hudson, 2008.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    970.49 PLO 2008    Available
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Edition 2nd edition.
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Ancient peoples and places
Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-219) and index.
Contents Introduction, people and landscape -- Paleo-Indians: early hunters and gatherers -- The archaic: questions of continuity and change 7000 BC to AD 200 -- The rise of village life AD 200 to 700 -- From village to town : Hohokam, Mogollon, and Anasazi AD 700 to 1130 -- Cliff dwellings, cooperation, and conflict AD 1130 to 1350 -- Towns, mounds, and kachinas -- From prehistory to history.
Summary Most people are familiar with the famous pre-Columbian civilizations of the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico, but few realize just how advanced were contemporary cultures in the American Southwest. Here lie some of the monuments of America's prehistoric past, such as Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde. Ten thousand years ago, humans first colonized this seemingly inhospitable landscape with its scorching hot deserts and upland areas that drop below freezing even during the early summer months. The initial hunter-gatherer bands gradually adapted to become sedentary village groups. The high point of Southwestern civilization was reached with the emergence of cultures known as Anasazi, Hohokam, and Mogollon in the first millennium AD. Interweaving the latest archaeological evidence with early first-person accounts, Stephen Plog explains the rise and mysterious fall of Southwestern cultures. For this revised edition, he discusses new research and its implications for our understanding of the prehistoric Southwest. As he concludes, the Southwest is still home to vibrant Native American communities who carry on many of the old traditions. 150 illustrations, 17 in color. --From publisher's description.
Subject Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- History.
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Antiquities.
Pueblo Indians -- Antiquities.
Southwest, New -- History.
Southwest, New -- Antiquities.
Other Form: Online version: Plog, Stephen. Ancient peoples of the American Southwest. 2nd ed. London ; [New York] : Thames & Hudson, 2008 (OCoLC)653377607
ISBN 9780500286937 (pbk.)
0500286930 (pbk.)

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