Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest


Most people are familiar with the famous pre-Columbian civilizations of the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico, but few may have learned just how advanced were contemporary cultures in the American Southwest. Here lie some of the most remarkable monuments of America's prehistoric past, such as Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde.

Interweaving the latest archaeological evidence with early first-person accounts, Stephen Plog explains the rise and mysterious fall of Southwestern cultures. For this revised edition, he discusses new research and its implications for our understanding of the prehistoric Southwest. As he concludes, the Southwest is still home to vibrant Native American communities who carry on many of the old traditions. 150 illustrations, 17 in color

  • ISBN-13: 978-0-500286-93-7
  • Genre: Indigenous Peoples
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trim: 6.3" x 9.6"
  • Page count: 224 pages
  • Published by Thames & Hudson in 2008
  • Written by Stephen Plog
  • Audience: Adult
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