Reading List

Books Recommended for Avocational Archaeologists

Colorado Archaeology

Cassells, E. Steve, The Archaeology of Colorado, August, 1997

Stone, Tammy, The Prehistory Of Colorado and Adjacent Areas Paperback , January 12, 1999

Ute Culture

Martin, Curtis, Ephemeral Bounty: Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute , April 5, 2016

Petit, Jan, Utes: The Mountain People

Silbernagel, Robert, Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of Utes from Colorado, August 31, 2011

Prehistoric Southwest – General

Cordell, Linda S. and Maxine McBrinn, Archaeology of the Southwest, March 31, 2012

Kantner, John, Ancient Puebloan Southwest, December 13, 2004

Plog, Stephen, Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest, April 21, 2008

Lekson, Stehpen, A History of the Ancient Southwest, June 22, 2009

Prehistoric Southwest – Popular

Childs, Craig, House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest, July 3, 2008

Roberts, David, In Search of the Old Ones, April 9, 1997

Roberts, David, The Lost World of the Old Ones, Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest, April 13, 2015

Prehistoric Southwest – Chaco

Noble, David Grant, In Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma, August 1, 2004

Lekson, Stephen, The Chaco Meridian: One Thousand Years of Political and Religious Power in the Ancient Southwest, March 19, 2015

Viviain, Gwinn and Bruce Hilpert, Chaco Handbook: An Encyclopedia Guide, November 30, 2012

Prehistoric Southwest – Mimbres

LeBlanc, Steven, Painted by a Distant Hand: Mimbres Pottery from the American Southwest,
May 30, 2005

Nelson, Margaret C. and Michelle Hegmon, Mimbres Lives and Landscapes, October 18, 2010

Brody, J.J., To Touch the Past: The Painted Pottery of the Mimbres People, April 17, 1996

Prehistoric Southwest – Mesa Verde

Noble, David Grant, The Mesa Verde World: Explorations in Ancestral Puebloan Archaeology, May 1, 2006

Prehistoric Southwest – Other

Powers, Robert, The Peopling of Bandelier: New Insights from the Archaeology of the Pajarito Plateau, May 1, 2005

Downum, Christian, Hisat’sinom: Ancient Peoples in a Land Without Water, May 16, 2012

Fish, Suzanne K.  & Paul R., The Hohokam Millennium 

The First Americans

Meltzer, David, First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America, November 30, 2010

Stanford, Dennis and Bruce A. Bradley, Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America’s Clovis Culture, June 3, 2013

Dillehay, Thomas, Settlement Of The Americas  A New Prehistory, February 14, 2001

Kennewick Man

Benedict, Jeff, No Bone Unturned: The Adventures of a Top Smithsonian Forensic Scientist and the Legal Battle for America’s Oldest Skeletons, March 25, 2003

Walker, Sally & Douglas W. Owsley, Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World, August 1, 2012

Rock Art

Cole, Sally, Legacy on Stone: Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau and Four Corners Region, Mar 19, 2012

Loendorf, Lawrence, Thunder and Herds: Rock Art of the High Plains, October 31, 2008

Keyser, James, Art of the Warriors: Rock Art of the American Plains, October 20, 2004

Schaafsma, Polly, Rock Art Of Utah,  January 7, 2002

Patterson, Carol, Petroglyphs of Western Colorado and the Northern Ute Indian Reservation as Interpreted by Clifford Duncan , April 8, 2016