Salvage Archaeology in the Chama Valley, New Mexico

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Author: Wendorf, Fred (1925-2015) [editor]

Year: 1953

Publisher: School of American Research

Place: Santa Fe


xiii+124 pages with 48 plates and index. Quarto (11" x 9") bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering. Limited to 550 copies. Monograph 17 of the School of American Research. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First edition.

American archaeologist Fred Wendorf has had an eclectic career, studying the desert climates of Syria and Egypt, as well as those of the American southwest. Wendorf excavated at such sites as Nabta Playa and Wadi Kubbaniya in the middle east, and the Midland site and others in the American southwest and high plains. He is known for his work studying the Neolithic period including the domestication of cattle and the origins of agriculture at sites such as Bir Kiseiba; and the middle paleolithic at Bir Tarfawi. Wendorf founded and is still a member of the Southern Methodist University Department of Anthropology.


Previous owner's name on front paste down, corners and spine ends moderately rubbed, corners bumped. A very good copy.

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