In Search Of The Old Ones

Author : David Roberts
ISBN : 1439127239
Genre : History
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An exuberant, hands-on fly-on-the-wall account that combines the thrill of canyoneering and rock climbing with the intellectual sleuthing of archaeology to explore the Anasazi. David Roberts describes the culture of the Anasazi—the name means “enemy ancestors” in Navajo—who once inhabited the Colorado Plateau and whose modern descendants are the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Archaeologists, Roberts writes, have been puzzling over the Anasazi for more than a century, trying to determine the environmental and cultural stresses that caused their society to collapse 700 years ago. He guides us through controversies in the historical record, among them the haunting question of whether the Anasazi committed acts of cannibalism. Roberts’s book is full of up-to-date thinking on the culture of the ancient people who lived in the harsh desert country of the Southwest.
Category: History

The Lost World Of The Old Ones Discoveries In The Ancient Southwest

Author : David Roberts
ISBN : 9780393241891
Genre : Social Science
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An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants. For more than 5,000 years the Ancestral Puebloans—Native Americans who flourished long before the first contact with Europeans—occupied the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. Just before AD 1300, they abandoned their homeland in a migration that remains one of prehistory's greatest puzzles. Northern and southern neighbors of the Ancestral Puebloans, the Fremont and Mogollon likewise flourished for millennia before migrating or disappearing. Fortunately, the Old Ones, as some of their present-day descendants call them, left behind awe-inspiring ruins, dazzling rock art, and sophisticated artifacts ranging from painted pots to woven baskets. Some of their sites and relics had been seen by no one during the 700 years before David Roberts and his companions rediscovered them. In The Lost World of the Old Ones, Roberts continues the hunt for answers begun in his classic book, In Search of the Old Ones. His new findings paint a different, fuller portrait of these enigmatic ancients—thanks to the breakthroughs of recent archaeologists. Roberts also recounts his last twenty years of far-flung exploits in the backcountry with the verve of a seasoned travel writer. His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado, illuminating the mysteries of the Old Ones as well as of the more recent Navajo and Comanche. Roberts calls on his climbing and exploratory expertise to reach remote sanctuaries of the ancients hidden within nearly vertical cliffs, many of which are unknown to archaeologists and park rangers. This ongoing quest combines the shock of new discovery with a deeply felt connection to the landscape, and it will change the way readers experience, and imagine, the American Southwest.
Category: Social Science

Ancient America

Author : Kenneth L. Feder
ISBN : 9781442263130
Genre : Travel
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Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.
Category: Travel

Exploring Cause And Explanation

Author : Cynthia L. Herhahn
ISBN : 9781607324737
Genre : Social Science
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This 13th biennial volume of the Southwest Symposium highlights three distinct archaeological themes—historical ecology, demography, and movement—tied together through the consideration of the knowledge tools of cause and explanation. These tools focus discussion on how and why questions, facilitate assessing past and current knowledge of the Pueblo Southwest, and provide unexpected bridges across the three themes. For instance, people are ultimately the source of the movement of artifacts, but that statement is inadequate for explaining how artifact movement occurred or even why, at a regional scale, different kinds of movement are implicated at different times. Answering such questions can easily incorporate questions about changes in climate or in population density or size. Each thematic section is introduced by an established author who sets the framework for the chapters that follow. Some contributors adopt regional perspectives in which both classical regions (the central San Juan or lower Chama basins) and peripheral zones (the Alamosa basin or the upper San Juan) are represented. Chapters are also broad temporally, ranging from the Younger Dryas Climatic interval (the Clovis-Folsom transition) to the Protohistoric Pueblo world and the eighteenth-century ethnogenesis of a unique Hispanic identity in northern New Mexico. Others consider methodological issues, including the burden of chronic health afflictions at the level of the community and advances in estimating absolute population size. Whether emphasizing time, space, or methodology, the authors address the processes, steps, and interactions that affect current understanding of change or stability of cultural traditions. Exploring Cause and Explanation considers themes of perennial interest but demonstrates that archaeological knowledge in the Southwest continues to expand in directions that could not have been predicted fifty years ago. Contributors: Kirk C. Anderson, Jesse A. M. Ballenger, Jeffery Clark, J. Andrew Darling, B. Sunday Eiselt, Mark D. Elson, Mostafa Fayek, Jeffrey R. Ferguson, Severin Fowles, Cynthia Herhahn, Vance T. Holliday, Sharon Hull, Deborah L. Huntley, Emily Lena Jones, Kathryn Kamp, Jeremy Kulisheck, Karl W. Laumbach, Toni S. Laumbach, Stephen H. Lekson, Virginia T. McLemore, Frances Joan Mathien, Michael H. Ort, Scott G. Ortman, Mary Ownby, Mary M. Prasciunas, Ann F. Ramenofsky, Erik Simpson, Ann L. W. Stodder, Ronald H. Towner
Category: Social Science

Ancient Pueblo Peoples Anasazi

Author : Sohrab Chamanara
ISBN : 1453510222
Genre : History
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**File information and download instruction** The eBook file is in Fixed layout. You are not able to adjust the size of the text. If your device is capable, you may be able to zoom in and out of the pages. After the payment is made, click on the DOWNLOAD NOW button on the screen. Select which file is compatible with your device and save it on your local drive. If you are using an eBook device to read the file but access your email through the computer, download and save the eBook first on the computer then side-load the file by connecting your device to the computer and manually transferring the file. This book is a collection of information about the history and present situation of Native Americans, who for centuries lived and still live in the South-western area of the United States. The history of these people begins in the pre-historic era. They were among the first civilized people on earth to build multi-storied buildings. When the Spanish met them for the first time they were amazed at their kindness and civility. That is why the Spanish called them “Pueblos” meaning “people of the villages.” After the defeat of the Spanish from America, an article of the peace treaty provided that the Spanish names would be preserved wherever they existed in the ceded territory. Although this is very brief history of the Pueblos, it reminds the reader what difficult times these people went through in the past five centuries before assuming their rightful place in American society as proud Native Americans. Finally, in the past few decades there have been interesting discussions about “Extra Terrestrial” relations of ancient civilizations in India, the Middle East, Egypt, Peru and Ancient Pueblos of the Southwest. There is a brief mention of these discussions at the end of the book.
Category: History

The Orion Zone

Author : Gary A. David
ISBN : 1931882657
Genre : History
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Ancient star lore exploring the mysterious location of Pueblos in the American Southwest, circa 1100 AD, that appear to be a mirror image of the major stars of the Orion constellation. Many readers are familiar with the correlation between the pyramids of Egypt and the stars of Orion. Beginning in 1100 A.D. on the Arizona desert, the Hopi constructed a similar pattern of villages that mirrors all the major stars in the constellation. "As Above, so Below". This book explores this ground-sky relationship and its astounding global significance. Packed with diagrams, maps, astronomical charts, and photographs of ruins and rock art, this useful guidebook decodes the ancient mysteries of the Pueblo Indian world.
Category: History

Outdoors In The Southwest

Author : Andrew Gulliford
ISBN : 9780806145549
Genre : HISTORY
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More college students than ever are majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, or Adventure Education, but fewer and fewer Americans spend any time in thoughtful, respectful engagement with wilderness. While many young people may think of adrenaline-laced extreme sports as prime outdoor activities, with Outdoors in the Southwest, Andrew Gulliford seeks to promote appreciation for and discussion of the wild landscapes where those sports are played. Advocating an outdoor ethic based on curiosity, cooperation, humility, and ecological literacy, this essay collection features selections by renowned southwestern writers including Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, Craig Childs, and Barbara Kingsolver, as well as scholars, experienced guides, and river rats. Essays explain the necessity of nature in the digital age, recount rafting adventures, and reflect on the psychological effects of expeditions. True-life cautionary tales tell of encounters with nearly disastrous flash floods, 900-foot falls, and lightning strikes. The final chapter describes the work of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, and other exemplars of “wilderness tithing”—giving back to public lands through volunteering, stewardship, and eco-advocacy. Addressing the evolution of public land policy, the meaning of wilderness, and the importance of environmental protection, this collection serves as an intellectual guidebook not just for students but for travelers and anyone curious about the changing landscape of the West.
Category: HISTORY

The Apache Peoples

Author : Jessica Dawn Palmer
ISBN : 9780786445516
Genre : History
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"This book presents a comprehensive history of the seven Apache tribes, tracing them from their genetic origins in Asia and their migration through the continent to the Southwest. The work covers their social history, verbal traditions and mores. The final section delineates the recorded history starting with the Spanish expedition of 1541 through the Civil War"--
Category: History

Thunderhead

Author : Douglas Preston
ISBN : 9783426557297
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 30.38 MB
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Im Tal des Teufels Vor tausenden von Jahren hat im amerikanischen Südwesten ein mysteriöser Indianerstamm Straßen gebaut und Städte errichtet, bis diese Kultur auf rätsel- hafte Weise zusammenbrach. Der Hauptort, die goldene Stadt Quivira, verschwand für immer. Die Expedition, die das Geheimnis aufdecken soll, kämpft nicht nur gegen Hitze und Wüstensand ? ihr Gegner ist das Böse an sich. Eine hochbrisante Mischung aus Archäologie, Technik, Horror und Spannung. "Preston und Child schreiben Klasse-Thriller mit Grusel-Touch und Krimis zum Unter-die Decke-Kriechen." Brigitte "Spannung und Horror pur bis zur letzten Seite". Berliner Morgenpost Thunderhead von Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston: Spannung pur im eBook!
Category: Fiction

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964514
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries