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By Barbara J. Mills

In issues of societal change, the applying of vintage evolutionary schemes to prehistoric southwestern peoples has continually been difficult for students. simply because fresh theoretical advancements aspect towards extra version within the scale, hierarchy, and measure of centralization of complicated societies, this ebook takes a clean examine southwestern prehistory with those new principles in mind.

This is the 1st book-length paintings to use new theories of social association and management recommendations to the prehispanic Southwest. It examines management ideas in a couple of archaeological contexts—from Chaco Canyon to Casas Grandes, from Hohokam to Zuni—to express awesome variations within the means that management was once built around the region.

These case stories offer abundant facts for substitute versions of management in middle-range societies. via illustrating complementary ways within the learn of political association, they give new perception into energy and inequality. additionally they supply vital versions of the way modern archaeologists are linking facts to thought, delivering a foundation for comparative research with different regions.

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Alternative versions, 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: 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 yank Southwest / Mark D. Elson and David R. Abbott

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

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

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

Reciprocity and Its Limits: issues for a examine of the Prehispanic Pueblo international / 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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