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A Catalyst for Ideas: Anthropological Archaeology And the Legacy of Douglas Schwartz (School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series)

Vernon L. Scarborough

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ISBN 10: 1930618719 / ISBN 13: 9781930618718
Published by SAR Press, Santa Fe, NM, 2005
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Original stiff pictorial wraps still in the original shrinkwrap, new. Introduction, illus., footnotes, biblio., index, 430p. Largely contributions to the field of New Mexican archaeology and the School for Advanced Research (SAR), with emphasis on the leadership of Douglas W. Schwartz. Bookseller Inventory # 003749

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Title: A Catalyst for Ideas: Anthropological ...

Publisher: SAR Press, Santa Fe, NM

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued

Edition: 1st Edition

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In his thirty-four years as president of the School of American Research, Douglas W. Schwartz's far-reaching vision placed SAR on the intellectual edge of research about humans across the globe. Nowhere is this more evident than in his influence on the field of anthropological archaeology. The twelve essays in this volume celebrate his contributions by looking back at changes in the field and forward to vital questions, methods, and theories yet nascent. Ranging geographically from the North American Southwest-where Schwartz himself conducted extensive research-to Mesopotamia, central America, and the Indian subcontinent and chronologically from early hominid evolution through archaic hunter-gatherers to the classic and historical Maya, the distinguished contributors make the case for Schwartz's enduring legacy. Addressing major issues in relations of power, writing systems, and directions for future research, this volume is at once mature in its depth and exciting in its boldness.

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Vernon Scarborough has turned a festschrift into a masterful survey of current research into ancient social complexity. This subtle and closely argued portrait of current theoretical argument shows us that archaeology is alive and well. No one interested in such topics as ecology, landscape, and social dynamics should be without it. I cannot imagine a better tribute to Doug Schwartz than this important and timely volume. --Brian Fagan, University of California, Santa Barbara

This volume honors [Douglas Schwartz's] contributions to archaeology but also reflects SAR's broader mission - all the contributors were resident scholars at the school and benefited from the ... interdisciplinary intellectual stimulation provided at SAR... In sum this is an ambitious book that successfully pays tribute to the School of American Research and to Schwartz's role as a 'catalyst for ideas.' --William D. Lipe, New Mexico Historical Review, 82, no. 4 (Fall 2007)

This volume honors [Douglas Schwartz's] contributions to archaeology but also reflects SAR's broader mission - all the contributors were resident scholars at the school and benefited from the ... interdisciplinary intellectual stimulation provided at SAR... In sum this is an ambitious book that successfully pays tribute to the School of American Research and to Schwartz's role as a 'catalyst for ideas.' --William D. Lipe, New Mexico Historical Review, 82, no. 4 (Fall 2007)

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