Press Books – Arizona
Deathways and Lifeways in the American Southwest: Tucson’s Historic Alameda-Stone Cemetery and The Transformation of a Remote Outpost into an Urban City
Statistical Research, Inc., has completed four volumes documenting the findings of the Joint Courts Complex Archaeological Project in Tucson, Arizona, one of the largest and most comprehensive excavations of a historical-period cemetery ever undertaken in North America.
Fragile Patterns, a top pick for Southwest Book of the Year, focuses on the Western Papaguería, a region characterized by a natural environment of stark, unparallelled beauty and a cultural history that is thus surprisingly rich and complex. The opening chapters of Fragile Patterns profile the pioneers of Southwest archaeology, professional and amateur, who braved this harsh environment and toiled for decades in near obscurity to document the region’s archaeology.
In the desert Southwest, water has been controlled, worshiped, used thoughtfully, fought over, diverted, legislated, wasted, and adjudicated. This book, peppered with excerpts from some of the Southwest’s most noted writers, traces the story of water control and its impact on human history in Arizona and offers rare glimpses of Arizona’s extraordinary land and peoples.
Like the land through which it flows, northern Arizona’s Verde River has been severely impacted by human activities over the last 1,500 years. This book and an accompanying compact disk tell the story of the river, the land, and the people who once lived there, providing a compelling reconstruction of the river, the land, and landscapes of Hohokam, Sinagua, Yavapai, Western Apache, and Euroamerican peoples.