Dive Into the Archaeological Wonders of the Southwestern United States
By: Touchpoint Press
"Southwestern Adventure" is divided into two parts: first, a section detailing the archaeological sites and museums in the Southwest, and second, a section describing the history and culture of the indigenous cultures behind the sites. The book is meant to act as a guide for a two-week tour around prominent archaeological sites in the area. First, a reader can become familiar with the sites, the museums, and the pieces and architecture displayed there; then, the book teaches the reader the historical significance behind what they have seen.
While the book is a must-have for sightseers and travelers, the history buff at home won't be lost. The book has detailed descriptions and pictures and even has maps and site-plans of each individual site. Any history lover will become absorbed instantly in the lives of indigenous peoples dating back to as early as 10,000 BCE. Each of these four ancient cultures is deeply explored, as well as how they link together, and there is even a section on the history of the Apache.
All in all, this book is a can't-miss for any nonfiction fans who enjoy the southwest or indigenous cultures.
About the Book
As a travel guide, this book may be used for individual sites or followed as a two-week tour. The two-week tour is set in a circle and may be started at any point and in either direction. Each individual section contains an in-depth description of the archaeological site or museum along with a detailed tour. There are maps and site-plans plus additional information concerning the archaeology and/or history of the place.
As a book for history lovers, readers can immerse themselves in the lives of peoples of the Southwestern territory, some dating back to 10,000 and 8000 B.C. This section contains a detailed history as well as the archaeology of each of the four ancient peoples and their relative culture, along with the Paleo-Indian and Folsom periods of history. Also included is a section on the history of the Apache.
About the Author
Michael Royea has a BA in Classics and Fine Arts, and an MA in Classical Archaeology. He has taught for 20 years in the Classics Department at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Chelsea Pieper, Media Liaison for TouchPoint Press
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