River of Change: Prehistory of the Middle Little Colorado River Valley, Arizona [No. 185]
AuthorAdams, E. Charles
Adams, Karen R.
Bubemyre, Trixi D.
Cole, Sally J.
Gann, Douglas W.
Jones, Anne Trinkle
Lange, Richard C.
Lyons, Patrick D.
Pitblado, Bonnie L.
Senior, Louise M.
Strand, Jennifer G.
Walker, William H.
Van West, Carla R.
Young, Lisa C.
EditorsAdams, E. Charles
KeywordsPueblo Indians -- Antiquities.
Hominidés fossiles -- Colorado, Vallée du (États-Unis)
Little Colorado River Valley (N.M. and Ariz.) -- Antiquities.
Petrified Forest National Park (Ariz.) -- Antiquities.
Homolovi Ruins (Ariz.)
Arizona -- Antiquities.
Arizona -- Homolovi Ruins.
Arizona -- Petrified Forest National Park.
United States -- Little Colorado River Valley.
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Other TitlesArizona State Museum Archaeological Series 185
Series/Report no.Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series, 185
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