Archaeology without Borders presents new research by
leading U.S. and Mexican scholars and explores the impacts on
archaeology of the border between the United States and Mexico.
Including data previously not readily available to English-speaking
readers, the twenty-four essays discuss early agricultural
adaptations in the region and groundbreaking archaeological
research on social identity and cultural landscapes, as well as
economic and social interactions within the area now encompassed by
northern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest.
Contributors examining early agriculture offer models for
understanding the transition to agriculture, explore relationships
between the spread of agriculture and Uto-Aztecan migrations, and
present data from Arizona, New Mexico, and Chihuahua. Contributors
focusing on social identity discuss migration, enculturation,
social boundaries, and ethnic identities. They draw on case studies
that include diverse artifact classes - rock art, lithics,
architecture, murals, ceramics, cordage, sandals, baskets, faunal
remains, and oral histories. Mexican scholars present data from
Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, Michoacan, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon.
They address topics including Spanish-indigenous conflicts,
archaeological history, cultural landscapes, and interactions among
Mesoamerica, northern Mexico, and the U.S. Southwest.
Laurie D. Webster is a visiting scholar in the
Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona.
Maxine E. McBrinn is a postdoctoral research
scientist at the Field Museum in Chicago. Proceedings of the 2004
Southwest Symposium. Contributors include Karen R. Adams, M.
Nicolás Caretta, Patricia Carot, John Carpenter, Jeffery Clark,
Linda S. Cordell, William E. Doolittle, Suzanne L. Eckert, Gayle J.
Fritz, Eduardo Gamboa Carrera, Leticia González Arratia, Arturo
Guevara Sánchez, Robert J. Hard, Kelly Hays-Gilpin, Marie-Areti
Hers, Amber L. Johnson, Steven A. LeBlanc, Patrick Lyons, Jonathan
B. Mabry, A. C. MacWilliams, Federico Mancera, Maxine E. McBrinn,
Francisco Mendiola Galván, William L. Merrill, Martha Monzón
Flores, Scott G. Ortman, John R. Roney, Guadalupe Sanchez de
Carpenter, Moisés Valadez Moreno, Bradley J. Vierra, Laurie D.
Webster, and Phil C. Weigand.