Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Open Access Books from the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Open Access Books from the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press is the academic publishing division of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, a premier research organization dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and conservation of archaeological knowledge and heritage. The Cotsen Institute is also home to both the Interdepartmental Archaeology Program and the UCLA/Getty Master's Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation. Since 1975, the Cotsen Institute Press (formerly the Publications Unit) has served to preserve cultural heritage through the documentation and publication of scholarly archaeological research. Specializing in producing high-quality academic titles, our press publishes approximately 10 volumes per year in nine series, including a new digital series hosted on eScholarship. Acquisitions are monitored by an Editorial Board composed of distinguished UCLA and external faculty and are accepted based on the results of critical peer review. For more information about our press, please visit our Web site http://www.ioa.ucla.edu/publications/introduction.

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Kansa, Eric C.; Kansa, Sarah Whitcher; Watrall, Ethan: Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration, 2011
Abstract: How is the Web transforming the professional practice of archaeology? And as archaeologists accustomed to dealing with “deep time,” how can we best understand the possibilities and limitations of the Web in meeting the specialized...
Wendrich, Willeke: The World According to Basketry, 1999
Abstract: This book was originally published in 1999 by the Leiden University, Center of Non-Western Studies. This is an unabridged re-publication of the 1999 edition, and the one-hour movie that is an integral part of the book. You...
Wendrich, Willemina: Who is afraid of basketry, 1991
Abstract: A guide to recording basketry and cordage for archaeologists and ethnographers...

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Bonavia, Duccio: The South American Camelids: An Expanded and Corrected Edition, 2009
Abstract: One of the most significant differences between the New World’s major areas of high culture is that Mesoamerica had no beasts of burden and wool, while the Andes had both. Four members of the camelid...
Bawden, Garth; Blom, Deborah E.; Bourget, Steve; Buikstra, Jane E.; Heckman, Andrea M.; Janusek, John Wayne et al.: Us and Them: Archaeology and Ethnicity in the Andes, 2005
Abstract: This volume brings together a corpus of scholars whose work collectively represents a significant advancement in the study of prehistoric ethnicity in the Andean region. The assembled research represents an outstanding collection of theoretical and...
Watrous, L. Vance; Hadzi-Vallianou, Despoina; Blitzer, Harriet: Plain of Phaistos: Cycles of Social Complexity in the Mesara Region of Crete, 2005
Abstract: The volume presents the results on an interdisciplinary regional field project (1984 - 1987) carried out on the island Of Crete. This volume traces the changing patterns of settlement and cycles of social complexity from...
Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology-1, 2005
Abstract: Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology-I is the first in a series of edited volumes that reports on recent research in the south central Andes. Volume I contains 18 chapters that cover the entire range of...
Beaubien, Harriet F.; Emery, Kitty F.; Henderson, John; Joyce, Rosemary; Longstaffe, Fred L.; Masson, Marilyn A. et al.: Maya Zooarchaeology: New Directions in Method and Theory, 2004
Archaeological Research on the Islands of the Sun and Moon, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia: Final Results from the Proyecto Tiksi Kjarka, 2004
Abstract: Beginning in 1994, the Proyecto Tiksi Kjarka conducted a complete survey of the Islands of the Sun and Moon in southern Lake Titicaca, along with test excavations of important Inca, Tiwanaku, and pre-Tiwanaku sites. This...
Iannone, Gyles; Connell, Samuel V: Perspectives on Ancient Maya Rural Complexity, 2003
Abstract: Settlement archaeology in the Maya area has focused much of its attention on the polar extremes of the settlement continuum. As a result of this urban/rural bias, a whole range of complex rural settlements remain...
Prehistoric Sitagroi: Exavations in Northeast Greece, 1968-1970 Volume 2: The Final Report, 2003
Abstract: Volume 2 presents the concluding research on Sitagroi, a prehistoric settlement mound in northeastern Greece, excavated between 1968 and 1970. This volume offers a detailed report on the plant remains along with a full treatment...
Yeki bud, yeki nabud: Essays on the Archaeoogy of Iran in Honor of William M. Sumner, 2003
Abstract: This volume is a collection of essays by colleagues, friends, and students of William M. Sumner in appreciation of his outstanding contribution to Iranian archaeology, especially to our archaeological knowledge of Fars, a center of...
Arnold, Jeanne E.; Bradford, Katherine; Boyd, Brian F.; Conlee, Christina A.; Dowdall, Katherine M.; Erlandson, Jon M. et al.: Catalysts to Complexity, 2002
Abstract: When the Spanish colonized it in AD 1769, the California Coast was inhabited by speakers of no fewer than 16 distinct languages and an untold number of small, autonomous Native communities. These societies all survived...
Brown, Linda A.; Gillepsie, Susan D.; Grove, David C.; Manzanilla, Linda; McAnany, Patricia A.; Plunket, Patricia et al.: Domestic Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica, 2002
Abstract: Although the concepts and patterns of ritual varied through time in relation to general sociopolitical transformations and local historical circumstances in ancient Mesoamerica, most archaeologists would agree that certain underlying themes and structures modeled the...
Hirth, Kenneth; Andrews, Bradford: Pathways to Prismatic Blades: A Study in Mesoamerican Obsidian Core-Blade Technology, 2002
Abstract: The obsidian prismatic blade is one of the sharpest cutting implements ever produced in the prehistoric world. This volume explores the social and economic processes involved in its manufacture in ancient Mesoamerica. Contributors examine the...
Beaudry-Corbett, Marilyn; Begley, Christopher Taylor; Bove, Frederick J.; Boxt, Matthew A.; Dillon, Brian D.; Fowler, William R. et al.: Early Scholars' Visits to Central America, 2000
Greenwood, Roberta S.: Down by the Station: Los Angeles Chinatown 1880-1933, 1996
Abstract: In 1933, the demolition of the thriving Los Angeles Chinatown for the construction of Union Station sealed the remains of this intact community 14 feet below the railroad tracks. The planning and construction of the...
Loring, J. Malcolm; Loring, Louise: Pictographs & Petroglyphs of the Oregon Country, Parts I & II, 1996
Lass, Barbara: Hawaiian Adze Production and Distribution: Implications for the Development of Chiefdoms, 1994
Abstract: Using a study of stone adzes of the precontact period on the island of Hawai'i, Lass examines the role of a material resource in the development of cultural complexity. Archaeological evidence is used to analyze...
Sease, Catherine: A Conservation Manual for the Field Archaeologist, 1994
Abstract: Conservation treatments and techniques for the archaeologist in the field, emphasizing how to conserve an excavated object before it is taken to a trained conservator offsite. Safety procedures and conservation supplies and materials are recommended....
Luedtke, Barbara E.: An Archaeologist's Guide to Chert and Flint, 1992
Abstract: For at least 2.5 million years, humans have been using tools, and until just a few thousand years ago their most important tools were of stone. The single most important and widely used stone in...

Excavations at Sitagroi: A Prehistoric Village in Northeast Greece Volume 1, 1986
Abstract: The first of 2 volumes reporting on excavations at a middle neolithic to early bronze age site in northeast Greece. Vol. 1 presents the full sequence of culture exposed by excavation of this settlement mound,...

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