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By Barbara J. Mills

In concerns of societal change, the applying of vintage evolutionary schemes to prehistoric southwestern peoples has consistently been tricky for students. simply because contemporary theoretical advancements element towards extra edition within the scale, hierarchy, and measure of centralization of advanced societies, this publication 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 ideas to the prehispanic Southwest. It examines management ideas in a few archaeological contexts—from Chaco Canyon to Casas Grandes, from Hohokam to Zuni—to express impressive adjustments within the approach that management was once built around the region.

These case reviews supply plentiful facts for substitute versions of management in middle-range societies. by way of illustrating complementary methods within the examine of political association, they provide new perception into energy and inequality. in addition they supply vital types of the way present day archaeologists are linking info to concept, delivering a foundation for comparative research with different regions.

CONTENTS

Alternative types, substitute concepts: 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 alternate, 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 energy: past due Prehistoric layout switch in East-Central Arizona / Scott Van Keuren

Leadership concepts 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 learn / 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 examine 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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