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Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA

Overview
Works: 51 works in 102 publications in 1 language and 2,662 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other
Classifications: F3430.1.M6, 930.1
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Most widely held works about Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
 
Most widely held works by Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
Chavín : art, architecture, and culture by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and practice in Mediterranean archaeology : Old World and New World perspectives by John K Papadopoulos( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theory and Practice in Mediterranean Archaeology : Old World and New World Perspectives brings together leading scholars from the Old World and the Americas to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing archaeology today. These essays serve as a springboard for discussion and response by archaeologists working in the Americas and in other parts of the world. The combination of an Old World focus with responses from New World archaeologists provides a uniquely broad assessment of contemporary archaeological theory, methods, and practice throughout the world."--Jacket
Settlement, subsistence, and social complexity : essays honoring the legacy of Jeffrey R. Parsons by Richard E Blanton( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mittelamerika - Südamerika - Asien - Siedlungsstruktur - Siedlungsarchäologie - Stadtarchäologie - Sozialgeschichte - Sozialstruktur - Wirtschaftsgeschichte - Paläoökonomie - Ackerbau - Prospektion - Methode - Theorie
Machu Picchu : exploring an ancient sacred center by Johan Reinhard( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading expert on pre-Columbian archaeology, Johan Reinhard has spent more than 25 years examining sacred landscape in the contexts of Inca and pre-Inca cultures and the beliefs of modern-day Andean peoples. He has discovered several pre-Columbian sanctuaries, including some of the highest summits of the Andes." "In 1991 Reinhard first published Machu Picchu: The Sacred Center, presenting evidence that the site's spectacular setting and much of its construction are related to its unique location among the great mountain of southern Peru. This revised fourth edition is illustrated with color photographs, maps, and drawings along with a prologue and an epilogue that place Reinhard's original work in the context of subsequent research and discoveries."--Jacket
The archaeology of mobility : old world and new world nomadism by H Barnard( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of Chumash complexity by Jeanne E Arnold( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume highlights the latest research on the foundations of sociopolitical complexity in coastal California. The populous maritime societies of southern California, particularly the groups known collectively as the Chumash, have gone largely unrecognized as prototypical complex hunter-gatherers, only recently beginning to emerge from the shadow of their more celebrated counterparts on the Northwest Coast of North America. While Northwest cultures are renowned for such complex institutions a ceremonial potlatches, slavery, cedar plank-house villages, and rich artistic traditions, the Chumash are increasingly recognized as complex hunter-gatherers with a different set of organizational characteristics: ascribed chiefly leadership, a strong maritime economy based on oceangoing canoes, an integrative ceremonial system, and intensive and highly specialized craft production activities. Chumash sites provide some of the most robust data on these subjects available in the Americas."--BOOK JACKET
Çatalhöyük excavations : the 2000-2008 seasons by Ian Hodder( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey has been world famous since the 1960s when excavations revealed the large size and dense occupation of the settlement, as well as the spectacular wall paintings and reliefs uncovered inside the houses. Since 1993 an international team of archaeologists, led by Ian Hodder, has been carrying out new excavations and research, in order to shed more light on the people who inhabited the site. Çatalhöyük Excavations presents the results of the excavations that took place at the site from 2000 to 2008 when the main aim was to understand the social geography of the settlement, its layout and social organization. Excavation, recording and sampling methodologies are discussed as well as dating, 'levels', and the grouping of buildings into social sectors
Moche tombs at Dos Cabezas by Christopher B Donnan( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moche fineline painting from San José de Moro by Donna McClelland( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides an opportunity to see the work of a community of Pre-Columbian potters and painters. Many of them probably knew each other, and would have been able to recognize each other's work. Through a detailed analysis of the painted vessels from San Jose de Moro, the authors identify multiple paintings by individual artists, and use similarities in style to suggest how the paintings by certain artists influenced the paintings of others. This ground-breaking book allows the reader, tor the first time, to visualize and appreciate a community of Moche potters and painters who developed a distinctive style of ceramics and left a splendid legacy in clay."--Jacket
Catalysts to complexity : late Holocene societies of the California coast by Jon Erlandson( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by foraging, and ethnohistoric records show a wide range of adaptations emphasizing a host of different marine and terrestrial foods. Many groups exhibited signs of cultural complexity including sedentism, high population density, permanent social inequality, and sophisticated maritime technologies. The ethnographic era was preceded by an archaeological past that extends back to the terminal Pleistocene. Essays in this volume explore the last three and one half millennia of this long history, focusing on the archaeological signatures of emergent cultural complexity. Organized geographically, they provide an intricate mosaic of archaeological, historic, and ethnographic findings that illuminate cultural changes over time. To explain these Late Holocene cultural developments, the authors address issues ranging from culture history, paleoenvironments, settlement, subsistence, exchange, ritual, power, and division of labor, and employ both ecological and post-modern perspectives. Complex cultural expressions, most highly developed in the Santa Barbara Channel and the North Coast, are viewed alternatively as fairly recent and abrupt responses to environmental flux or the end-product of gradual progressions that began earlier in the Holocene
Early Mesoamerican social transformations : archaic and formative lifeways in the Soconusco region by Richard G Lesure( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 3500 and 500 bc, the social landscape of ancient Mesoamerica was completely transformed. At the beginning of this period, the mobile lifeways of a sparse population were oriented toward hunting and gathering. Three millennia later, protourban communities teemed with people. These essays by leading Mesoamerican archaeologists examine developments of the era as they unfolded in the Soconusco region along the Pacific coast of Mexico and Guatemala, a region that has emerged as crucial for understanding the rise of ancient civilizations in Mesoamerica. The contributors explore topics includ
Agricultural strategies( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a worldwide look at the role of agriculture within ancient societies
Backdirt annual review by Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA( )

in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monumenta archaeologica( )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph by Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA( )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring methods of faunal analysis : insights from California archaeology by Terry L Joslin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does the practice of archaeology benefit from faunal analysis? Michael Glassow and Terry Joslin's Exploring Methods of Faunal Analysis: Insights from California Archaeology addresses this question. Contributors to this volume demonstrate how faunal remains can be used to elucidate subsistence, settlement, technological systems, economic exchange, social organization, adaptation to variability in resource distribution and abundance, and the impacts of historic land use. The sheer prevalence of faunal remains in California archaeological sites means that most archaeologists working in the state inevitably must give these resources their close attention-and yet methodological challenges remain. The chapters in this thoughtfully edited volume tackle these challenges, providing strategies for identifying and mitigating sample bias and recommending quantitative techniques borrowed from a variety of disciplines. The volume also presents examples that illustrate the use of faunal data to test hypotheses derived from microeconomic theory, the applicability of bone and shell chemistry to faunal analysis, and the relevance of faunal data to addressing issues in biology."--
Cotsen advanced seminar series( )

in Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas, debates and perspectives by Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kasapata and the Archaic period of the Cuzco Valley( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edited volume provides the first overview of the Archaic Period (9000-2200 B.C.) in the Cuzco Valley. The chapters include a detailed discussion of the distribution of Archaic sites in the valley as well as the result of excavations at the site of Kasapata. Separate chapters are dedicated to examining the lithics, human burials, faunal remains, and obsidian recovered at this remarkably well-preserved site."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Machu Picchu : exploring an ancient sacred center
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Theory and practice in Mediterranean archaeology : Old World and New World perspectivesSettlement, subsistence, and social complexity : essays honoring the legacy of Jeffrey R. ParsonsMachu Picchu : exploring an ancient sacred centerThe archaeology of mobility : old world and new world nomadismFoundations of Chumash complexityBerenike 1999/2000 : report on the excavations at Berenike, including excavations in Wadi Kalalat and Siket, and the survey of the Mons Smaragdus RegionMoche tombs at Dos CabezasMoche fineline painting from San José de Moro
Alternative Names

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Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles

Institute of archaeology (Los Angeles, Calif)

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University of California, Los Angeles. Cotsen institute of archaeology

University of California, Los Angeles. Institute of archaeology

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English (58)