Landscapes of Movement

The essays in this volume document trails, paths, and roads across different times and cultures, from those built by hunter-gatherers in the Great Basin of North America to causeway builders in the Bolivian Amazon to Bronze Age farms in the Near East, through aerial and satellite photography, surface survey, historical records, and excavation.

Landscapes of Movement
Trails, Paths, and Roads in Anthropological Perspective

Edited by James E. Snead, Clark L. Erickson, and J. Andrew Darling

2009 | 384 pages | Cloth $65.00
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Table of Contents


1 Making Human Space: The Archaeology of Trails, Paths, and Roads
—James E. Snead, Clark L. Erickson, and J. Andrew Darling
2 Kukhepya: Searching for Hopi Trails
—T. J. Ferguson, G. Lennis Berlin, and Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma
3 Trails of Tradition: Movement, Meaning, and Place
—James E. Snead
4 O'odham Trails and the Archaeology of Space
—J. Andrew Darling
5 Reconstructing Southern Paiute-Chemehuevi Trails in the Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada and California: Ethnographic Perspectives from the 1930s
—Catherine S. Fowler
6 From Path to Myth: Journeys and the Naturalization of Territorial Identity along the Missouri River
—María Nieves Zedeño, Kacy Hollenback, and Calvin Grinnell
7 A Road by Any Other Name: Trails, Paths, and Roads in Maya Language and Thought
—Angela H. Keller
8 When the Construction of Meaning Preceded the Meaning of Construction: From Footpaths to Monumental Entrances in Ancient Costa Rica
—Payson Sheets
9 Emergent Landscapes of Movement in Early Bronze Age Northern Mesopotamia
—Jason Ur
10 Agency, Causeways, Canals, and the Landscapes of Everyday Life in the Bolivian Amazon
—Clark L. Erickson
11 Precolumbian Causeways and Canals as Landesque Capital
—Clark L. Erickson and John H. Walker
12 Routes through the Landscape: A Comparative Approach
—Timothy Earle

Appendix 1. Coding of the Cases of Paths, Trails, and Roads Discussed in the Conference
—Timothy Earle
Appendix 2. Comparative Variables for Trails, Paths, and Roads