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Discovery, 1978 (School of American Research)
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Discovery, 1978 (School of American Research)

By David Grant Noble, Wanda Conger, eds.

The 1978 edition of "Discovery," the School of American Research journal on archaeology and anthropology. With articles on Mescalero ritual dance, Hopi-Tewa pottery, Hopi social dances, archaeology at Abiquiu Reservoir and more. Good, with tight binding and unmarked text. Some edge wear and rubs to covers, notations on front (see image). From the library of Southwest archaeologist J. Richard Ambler with his inked last name on front. Illustrated yellow wraps, 76 pp. : ill. [a]

$13.00

Excavation of a Portion of the East Ruin, Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico (Southwestern Monuments Association, Technical Series Vol. 4)
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Excavation of a Portion of the East Ruin, Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico (Southwestern Monuments Association, Technical Series Vol. 4)

By Roland Richert

Good condition with tight binding and unmarked text; from a museum library. Some edge wear and rubbing to covers, esp. at corners and tips of spine, surface tear to front where sticker was removed, bookplate marked out on inside front, light crease to front. Still a solid, readable reference of a 1957 excavation incidental to a stabilization project at Aztec Ruin. Pictorial wraps, 40 pp. : ill. w/39 b/w pls; 29 cm. [b]

$9.00

Navajo Pottery and Ethnohistory (Navajo Nation Papers in Anthropology No. 4)
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Navajo Pottery and Ethnohistory (Navajo Nation Papers in Anthropology No. 4)

By David M. Brugge

Stated Second Edition (1981) in Near Fine condition with tight binding and unmarked text. Light edge wear and rubs to covers, hint of sunning, stamp to front. Pages are bright and clean. Descriptions of Navajo pottery types with photos, refs. Tan wraps, 26 pp. : ill. w/7 figs; 28 cm. [b]

$25.00

The Prehisoric Pueblo World, Ad 1150-1350
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The Prehisoric Pueblo World, Ad 1150-1350

By Michael A. Adler, ed.

Good condition with tight binding and unmarked text. Some edge wear and rubs to covers, ex-owner's name on fore edge and half-title page. A solid, very readable copy and an excellent, edited overview of all major areas of prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan (formerly Anasazi) use in the Southwest. Illustrated wraps, 279 pp. : ill.; 28 cm. [b]

$6.00

The Su Site Excavations at a Mogollon Village, Western New Mexico, Second Season, 1941 (Anthropological Series, Field Museum of Natural History, Vol. 32, No. 2)
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The Su Site Excavations at a Mogollon Village, Western New Mexico, Second Season, 1941 (Anthropological Series, Field Museum of Natural History, Vol. 32, No. 2)

By Paul S. Martin

First Edition, not a reprint, published by the Field Museum in 1943. This is the Second Season report (see image). Copy has tight binding and unmarked text. Some edge wear and rubbing to covers, small incipient closed tears at tips of spine, sunning to spine and margins, spine slant, toning to pages, ex-owner's name on title page. A solid, clean copy and a little uncommon. From the personal library of Southwest archaeologist J. Richard Ambler with his printed signature. Gray wraps, pp 101-271; : ill.; 25 cm. [b]

$100.00

The Su Site Excavations at a Mogollon Village, Western New Mexico, Third Season, 1946 (Anthropological Series, Field Museum of Natural History, Vol. 32, No. 3)
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The Su Site Excavations at a Mogollon Village, Western New Mexico, Third Season, 1946 (Anthropological Series, Field Museum of Natural History, Vol. 32, No. 3)

By Paul S. Martin, John B. Rinaldo

Scarce First Edition, not a reprint, published by the Field Museum in 1947. This is the Third Season report (see image). Copy has tight binding and unmarked text. Some edge wear and rubbing to covers, small incipient closed tears at tips of spine, sunning to spine, toning to pages, ex-owner's name on title page. A solid, clean copy. From the personal library of Southwest archaeologist J. Richard Ambler with his printed signature on first blank. Gray wraps, pp. 275-382 : ill. w/12 maps, 42 figs.; 24 cm. [b]

$150.00

Girl from New Hope
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Girl from New Hope

By John Duncklee

Signed by the author on title page. First edition with full number line. Fine hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Book shows virtually no wear. DJ is bright with light edge wear at top of spine, light sticker remnant on back. Ex-rancher and writing professor Duncklee crafts a fine tale of life in the frontier West. Red cloth, 204 pp. [a]

$3.00

Sandstone Hill Pueblo Ruin: Cibola Culture in Catron County, New Mexico
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Sandstone Hill Pueblo Ruin: Cibola Culture in Catron County, New Mexico

By Franklin Barnett

Copy has been rebound in sturdy hardcover library binding; should be more durable than original paper copies. Good, with tight binding and unmarked text. Ex-library with usual library stamps and stickers to covers, pastedowns, edges, and some pages; some edge wear, light smudging, and rubs to covers. Report on features and material culture from excavation of an 18-room pueblo near Quemado, NM. 59 pp. : ill. [a]

$14.00

Pueblo Bonito (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Volume XXVII)
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Pueblo Bonito (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Volume XXVII)

By George H. Pepper

Uncommon copy of First Edition, published by the American Museum of Natural History in 1920; not a reprint, not ex-library, and has not been rebound. From the personal collection of Southwest archaeologist J. Richard "Dick" Ambler, with his printed signature (as "Richard Ambler"), dated 1956 on first blank; also "Dick Ambler" inked on front (see images). Copy is in Fair condition and does show some advanced wear to covers and spine; textblock and pages are still clean, unmarked and quite readable. Front cover has detached completely from textblock. Back cover has been repaired with clear tape along spine. Backstrip (spine) shows advanced deterioration, with much of the strip missing; however, some of the strip is still adhering to textblock. Open tears along fore edge of front, some tape remnants to front, folded lower fore corner, general edge wear. Open tears to top, fore, and bottom edge of back cover, inc. missing bottom corner; plus pencilled notation (see image). Some chipping and edge wear to pages, and toning. Can be hard to find in this edition in any condition. Gray printed wraps, 398 pp. : ill. [a]

$100.00

New Material from Acoma (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Anthropological Papers, No. 32)
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New Material from Acoma (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Anthropological Papers, No. 32)

By Leslie A. White

Very Good copy with tight binding and unmarked text. Light crease the length of the front cover, small pencil notation on front cover, ex-owner's name on title page (from the personal library of Southwest archaeologist J. Richard Ambler with his printed signature), light edge wear and rubbing to covers. Supplementary data from the Pueblo at Acoma following White's 1932 publication of "The Acoma Indians." Originally published in the Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 136, pp. 301-359. Printed green wraps, ill. with figs and 4 b/w plates. [a]

$25.00

The Burris Ranch Site, Dona Ana County, New Mexico (Southwestern New Mexico Research Reports No. 1)
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The Burris Ranch Site, Dona Ana County, New Mexico (Southwestern New Mexico Research Reports No. 1)

By James E. Fitting

Good, with tight staple binding, and unmarked pages. Some edge wear and rubbing to covers, edge wear to some pages, pencil notation on front, light dust marks to top textblock edge from storage, ex-owner's stamp on front, textblock edges, and title page. Still a solid, very readable reference and quite uncommon in any condition. Printed yellow wraps, 50 pp. : ill.

$50.00

Pocket Handbook New Mexico Indians and Their Neighbors
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Pocket Handbook New Mexico Indians and Their Neighbors

By Bertha P. Dutton, ed.

Good condition with tight binding and clean, unmarked text. Some obvious edge wear and rubbing to covers, edge wear to some page corners, small sticker remnant on front, light crease to bottom fore corner of covers and textblock, ex-owner's name on title page. Still a solid, very readable reference and fascinating snapshot of mid-1950s Indian culture/tourism with advertisements from numerous New Mexico businesses. From the personal library of Southwest archaeologist J. Richard Ambler with his printed signature. Pictorial wraps, [4], 96 pp. : ill. [w5]

$4.00

Mineral Resources of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, Bulletin 44 (Exclusive of Uranium, Coal, Oil, Gas, and Water [New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, State Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources])
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Mineral Resources of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, Bulletin 44 (Exclusive of Uranium, Coal, Oil, Gas, and Water [New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, State Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources])

By John Eliot Allen, Robert Balk

Consists of an oversize map in a manila-style mailing envelope as published in 1955 by the New Mexico Bureau of Mines. Map is in Very Good condition--clean and little used. Envelope is in Fair condition with edge wear and rubbing to covers, 3-4 in. open tear on back (see images). From a museum library with label removed from front, marked out catalog number on front, mailing label and stamp on back, general edge wear and rubs to envelope. Still a solid, very readable reference. [w5]

$9.00

Economy and Interaction Along the Lower Chaco River: The Navajo Mine Archeological Program, Mining Area III, San Juan County, New Mexico
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Economy and Interaction Along the Lower Chaco River: The Navajo Mine Archeological Program, Mining Area III, San Juan County, New Mexico

By Patrick Hogan, Joseph C. Winter, eds.

Good condition with tight binding, bright covers and unmarked text; NOT ex-library. Some edge wear and rubbing to covers, esp. at corners and tips of spine, price sticker on front, slight wave to text block from storage. Still a solid, clean reference on the results of data recovery at 35 archaeological sites in the Navajo Mine area, New Mexico. Illustrated wraps, 616 pp. [v]

$15.00

Kin Kletso: A Pueblo III Community in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico / Tree-ring Dating of the Archeological Sites in the Chaco Canyon Region, New Mexico (Southwestern Monuments Association, Technical Series Vol. 6, Parts 1 and 2)
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Kin Kletso: A Pueblo III Community in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico / Tree-ring Dating of the Archeological Sites in the Chaco Canyon Region, New Mexico (Southwestern Monuments Association, Technical Series Vol. 6, Parts 1 and 2)

By Gordon Vivian, Tom W. Matthews, Bryant Bannister

First Edition (1973), not a later reprint. Good, with tight binding and unmarked text. From a museum archive with museum bookplate marked out on inside front. Some edge wear, obvious rubbing, light smudges and light creases to covers and tips of spine, small sticker remnant on spine, large mark-out on back, light edge wear to pages. Clearly used, but a solid reading/reference copy. Printed tan wraps, 214 pages, ills. [v]

$8.00

Prehistoric Southwesterners from Basketmaker to Pueblo
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Prehistoric Southwesterners from Basketmaker to Pueblo

By Charles Avery Amsden

Good condition with tight binding and unmarked text. First Edition (1949), not a later reprint. Some edge wear, light sunning, light marks and rubs to covers, chipping to tips of spine, name on front. A solid, clean copy. By the former curator of the Southwest Museum who did not live to see the publication of this book. Not a seminal work, perhaps, but one the working archaeologist should have on their shelves and quite affordable. Printed tan wrappers, 163 pp, 46 figs, 2 maps, 39 B&W plates. [v]

$4.00

Mineral Resources of Fort Defiance and Tohatchi Quadrangles, Arizona and New Mexico (Bulletin 36)
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Mineral Resources of Fort Defiance and Tohatchi Quadrangles, Arizona and New Mexico (Bulletin 36)

By John Eliot Allen, Robert Balk

Good condition with tight binding and unmarked text. From a museum archive; museum bookplate has been marked out on inside front, catalog number marked out on front and spine. Some edge wear, light creases and rubbing to covers and tips of spine, map pocket has detached from inside back cover. Includes oversize figures/maps in pocket. Still a very readable, clean reference. Printed cream wraps (softcover), 192 pages plus figures. [h]

$3.00

From Folsom to Fogelson: The Cultural Resources Inventory Survey of Pecos National Historical Park, Vols. 1 and 2 (Intermountain Cultural Resources Management Professional Papers, No. 66)
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From Folsom to Fogelson: The Cultural Resources Inventory Survey of Pecos National Historical Park, Vols. 1 and 2 (Intermountain Cultural Resources Management Professional Papers, No. 66)

By Genevieve N. Head, Janet D. Orcutt, eds.

Includes both Volume 1 and 2 in Very Good condition. Tight bindings, bright covers and unmarked text. Light edge wear and rubs to covers, Vol. 1 has surface crack to cover at head of spine--does not affect binding. The report synthesizes the results of the first systematic inventory survey of the culltural resources of Pecos National Historical Park. This is No. 66 in the Intermountain Cultural Resources Management Professional Paper series. xxvi, 716 pp inc. index and refs, illus. [v]

$25.00

A Biocultural Approach to Human Burials From Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (Reports of the Chaco Center No. 9)
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A Biocultural Approach to Human Burials From Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (Reports of the Chaco Center No. 9)

By Nancy J. Akins

First Edition (1986)--NOT a later reprint. Good, with tight binding, fairly bright covers and clean text. Some edge wear and rubbing to covers, ex-owner's stamp on front, textblock edges and title page. Includes chapters on the history of burial removal at Chaco, biological and cranial studies, and mortuary practices. From the personal library of Southwest archaeologist J. Richard Ambler with his stamp. Tan illustrated wraps, xvi, 215 pp inc. index and biblio, illus. [v]

$28.00

Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico (National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 35)
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Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico (National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 35)

By Robert M. Utley

Tight binding, fairly bright covers and unmarked text. Light edge wear and rubs to covers and tips of spine. One of the early NPS "Historical Handbook Series" and a nice introduction to Fort Union. With photos and maps. Illustrated wrappers, 67 pp. [h]

$3.00

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