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People of the Mesa: The Archaeology of Black Mesa, Arizona

Powell, Shirley; Gumerman, George J.

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ISBN 10: 0809314002 / ISBN 13: 9780809314003
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Title: People of the Mesa: The Archaeology of Black...

Publisher: So ILL U Press

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

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Black Mesa, Arizona, has sheltered human beings for over 8000 years. For two decades, with the support and assistance of the Peabody Coal Company, archaeologists and other scientists have sought an understanding of how and why those ancient peoples lived as they did.


Powell and Gumerman, the principal researchers of one of the largest and longest-running projects in the history of North American archaeology, recognize that only parts of past cultures survive to be discovered and analyzed, but they stress that the material items archaeologists do recover can tell us a great deal about the nonmaterial aspects of the culture in which they were used.


In four cultural historical chapters Powell and Gumerman focus in turn on each of the major occupations of Black Mesa: the Archaic (6000 B.C.), Basketmaker II (ca. the time of Christ), Puebloan (A.D. 800 1150), and the Navajo (A.D. 1825 to the present).


The 125 photographs, 41 line drawings by Thomas W. Gatlin, and 20 pages of full-color illustrations communicate the fascination of archaeological discovery and add an extra dimension to the authors’ stories of ancient and modern life on Black Mesa.

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Shirley Powell is Director, Black Mesa Archaeological Project, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.


George J. Gumerman is Director, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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