By Barbara J. Mills

In concerns of societal change, the appliance of vintage evolutionary schemes to prehistoric southwestern peoples has regularly been complex for students. simply because contemporary theoretical advancements element towards extra edition within the scale, hierarchy, and measure of centralization of advanced societies, this ebook takes a clean examine southwestern prehistory with those new rules in mind.

This is the 1st book-length paintings to use new theories of social association and management techniques to the prehispanic Southwest. It examines management concepts in a few archaeological contexts—from Chaco Canyon to Casas Grandes, from Hohokam to Zuni—to exhibit notable transformations within the manner that management was once developed around the region.

These case reports supply abundant proof for substitute versions of management in middle-range societies. through illustrating complementary methods within the learn of political association, they give new perception into strength and inequality. additionally they supply very important versions of the way modern day archaeologists are linking information to thought, delivering a foundation for comparative research with different regions.

CONTENTS

Alternative types, replacement innovations: management within the Prehispanic Southwest / Barbara J. Mills

Political management and the development of Chacoan nice homes, A.D. 1020-1140 / W. H. Wills

Leadership, Long-Distance trade, and Feasting within the Protohistoric Rio Grande / William M. Graves and Katherine A. Spielmann

Ritual as an influence source within the American Southwest / James M. Potter and Elizabeth M. Perry

Ceramic ornament as strength: overdue Prehistoric layout switch in East-Central Arizona / Scott Van Keuren

Leadership innovations in Protohistoric Zuni cities / Keith W. Kintigh

Organizational Variability in Platform Mound-Building teams of the yankee Southwest / Mark D. Elson and David R. Abbott

Leadership ideas one of the vintage interval Hohokam: A Case examine / Karen G. Harry and James M. Bayman

The Institutional Contexts of Hohokam Complexity and Inequality / Suzanne okay. Fish and Paul R. Fish

Leadership at Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico / Michael E. Whalen and Paul E. Minnis

Reciprocity and Its Limits: concerns for a learn of the Prehispanic Pueblo global / Timothy A. Kohler, Matthew W. Van Pelt, and Lorene Y. L. Yap

Dual-Processual concept and Social Formations within the Southwest / Gary M. Feinman

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