Edgar J Hewett LES COMMUNAUTES ANCIENNES DANS LE DESERT AMERICAIN 1908 First Edition Antique Decorative Folding Maps Illustrated Plates Photographs Archaeology Southwestern United States Northern Mexico Social Organization Earliest Native Americans Indians Ancient Populations
Title: Les Communautes Anciennes dans le Desert Americain. Recherches Archeologiques sur la Distribution et L'Organisation Sociale des Anciennes Populations au Sud-Ouest des Etats-Unis et au Nord du Mexique
Author: Edgar L. Hewett - Edgar Lee Hewett was an American archaeologist and anthropologist whose focus was the Native American communities of New Mexico and the southwestern United States. He is best known for his role in gaining passage of the Antiquities Act, a pioneering piece of legislation for the conservation movement; as the founder and first director of the Museum of New Mexico; and as the first president of the New Mexico Normal School, now New Mexico Highlands University.
Hewett's dealings with Maria Martinez, the great potter of San Ildefonso Pueblo, were instrumental in establishing San Ildefonso as a center for Native American pottery. He helped stimulate the rebirth of pottery as a significant folk art form in the region.
Hewett also had a significant role in the formation of Bandelier National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park, established to preserve extensive prehistoric ruins of the Pueblo people whom he studied. The Antiquities Act, which he had worked on, authorized the establishment by the executive branch of such national monuments.
Publisher: Librairie Kundig
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 107 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This very scarce antique volume is bound in marbled paper and black cloth with gilt lettering and tooling to the spine. The title translates as â€œAncient Communities in the American Desert. Archaeological Research on the Distribution and Social Organization of Ancient Populations in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexicoâ€. Many plates, folding maps, diagrams and illustrations from photographs enhance the text.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well, with some typical indications of age and wear, including mild shelfwear and rubbing. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning with sporadic foxing. A small stamp appears on the upper right corner of the front flyleaf.
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