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    Mountain amnesia: poems
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Thompson, Gale Marie, author; The Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, publisher
    In Mountain Amnesia, Thompson's poems rebuild a new world-and self-in the wake of destruction and loss. Influenced by the landscape of rural Appalachia, these poems depict a nature relentlessly working on its own disappearance for survival. Decaying plants and animal remains are housed in the same world as ramps and bellflowers on the cusp of blooming. These poems do not placate or cover up the inevitability of death, but rather use this knowledge to seek connection and make meaning: "how little and yet / how much it matters to count the dead." Mountain Amnesia seeks a path through destruction, using ruin to clear the way for new beginnings; or, as Thompson writes, "the painful, florid bloom of passing forward." This collection is a testament to survival and resilience, and animal encounters - the lonely fox, the folded fawn, the returning whale, the emerging voles - become new myths along the way. Mountain Amnesia also explores the question of how implicated or dependent we are on the lives and actions of others. What does it mean to be accountable to and responsible for those around you? How are we implicated in others' crimes? What can we do in the aftermath? The poems in this collection explore the limits of knowing and seeing, and how we come to be known and seen: "I ask the world for its bandage /of meaning." Mountain Amnesia both pursues and surrenders to these limits of knowing, narrowing the vast distances between ourselves and others.--Provided by publisher.
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    Hawaii's past in a world of Pacific islands
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2013) Bayman, James M., author; Dye, Thomas S., author; Komori, Eric K., cartographer; The SAA Press, publisher
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    All the king's horses: essays on the impact of looting and the illicit antiquities trade on our knowledge of the past
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012) Lasrus, Paula K., editor; Barker, Alex W., editor; The SAA Press, publisher
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    California's ancient past: from the Pacific to the range of light
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2010) Arnold, Jeanne E., author; Walsh, Michael R., author; The SAA Press, publisher
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    Hinterlands to cities: the archaeology of northwest Mexico and its vecinos
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Pailes, Matthew C., author; Searcy, Michael T., author; The SAA Press, publisher
    This approachable book is a comprehensive synthesis of Northwest Mexico from the US border to the Mesoamerican frontier. Filling a vital gap in the regional literature, it serves as an essential reference not only for those interested in the specific history of this area of Mexico but western North America writ large. A period-by-period review of approximately 14,000 years reveals the dynamic connections that knitted together societies inhabiting the Sea of Cortez coast, the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, and the Sierra Madre Occidental. Networks of interaction spanned these diverse ecological, topographical, and cultural terrains in the millennia following the demise of the megafauna. The authors provide a fresh perspective that refutes depictions of the Northwest as a simple filter or conduit of happenings to the north or south, and they highlight the role local motivations and dynamics played in facilitating continental-scale processes.--Provided by publisher.
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    Archaeological narratives of the North American Great Plains: from ancient pasts to historic resettlement
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2021) Trabert, Sarah J., author; Hollenback, Kacy L., author; The SAA Press, publisher
    Stretching from Canada to Texas and the foothills of the Rockies to the Mississippi River, the North American Great Plains have a complex and ancient history. The region has been home to Native peoples for at least 16,000 years. This volume is a synthesis of what is known about the Great Plains from an archaeological perspective, but it also highlights Indigenous knowledge, viewpoints, and concerns for a more holistic understanding of both ancient and more recent pasts. Written for readers unfamiliar with archaeology in the region, the book emphasizes connections between past peoples and contemporary Indigenous nations, highlighting not only the history of the area but also new theoretical understandings that move beyond culture history. This overview illustrates the importance of the Plains in studies of exchange, migration, conflict, and sacred landscapes, as well as contact and colonialism in North America. In addition, the volume includes considerations of federal policies and legislation, as well as Indigenous social movements and protests over the last hundred years so that archaeologists can better situate Indigenous heritage, contemporary Indigenous concerns, and lasting legacies of colonialism today.--Provided by publisher.
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    Food production in native North America: an archaeological perspective
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2018) Gremillion, Kristen J., author; The SAA Press, publisher
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    Using and curating archaeological collections
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2019) Childs, S. Terry, editor; Warner, Mark S., editor; The SAA Press, publisher
    All archaeologists have responsibilities to support the collections they produce, yet budgeting for and managing collections over the length of a project and beyond is not part of most archaeologists' training. While this book highlights major challenges that archaeologists and curators face with regards to collections, it also stresses the values, uses, and benefits of collections. It also demonstrates the continued significance of archaeological collections to the profession, tribes, and the public and provides critical resources to aid archaeologists in carrying out their responsibilities. Many lament that the archaeological record is finite and disappearing. In this context, collections are even more important to preserve for future use, and this book will help all stakeholders do so.--Provided by publisher.
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    Oaxaca: arqueología de una región Mesoamericana
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2019) Robles García, Nelly Margarita, author; The SAA Press, publisher
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    Recent developments in southeastern archaeology: from colonization to complexity
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012) Anderson, David G., author; Sassaman, Kenneth E., author; The SAA Press, publisher
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    Voices in American archaeology
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2010) Ashmore, Wendy, editor; Lippert, Dorothy, T., editor; Mills, Barbara J., editor; The SAA Press, publisher
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    Northwest coast: archaeology as deep history
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2011) Moss, Madonna L., author; The SAA Press, publisher
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    Ethics in action: case studies in archaeological dilemmas
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2008) Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Chip, author; Hollowell, Julie, author; McGill, Dru, author; The SAA Press, publisher
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    Out of the cold: archaeology on the Arctic Rim of North America
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2017) Mason, Owen K., author; Friesen, T. Max, author; The SAA Press, publisher
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    Susto: poems
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Archuleta, Tommy, author; The Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, publisher
    Surreal yet earthbound, orphaned yet mothered more than most, comforting yet disturbing- Tommy Archuleta's Susto surveys many settings: the body, the soul, the terrain the soul encounters upon leaving the body. But the setting is also the high desert landscape that is the poet's northern New Mexico home, a land whose beauty today is as silencing and brutal as was the colonization of the region and her Anasazi descendants by Archuleta's Spanish antipasados. In Susto, loss is everywhere to be found, though this work is not merely a concerted meditation on lament. Rather, it is part unearthed family album; part unlocked diary; part ode to motherhood and her various forms; part manual on preparing for a happy death; and part primer on the ancient art of curanderismo, whereby plants and roots are prepared for treating all manner of ills a mind and body might face.--Provided by publisher.
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    Human is to wander: poems
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Lürssen, Adrian, author; The Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, publisher
    If we are always at war, is all poetry then war poetry? Adrian Lürssen's Human Is to wander is a book of dislocation, migration, and witness at a time of war-but whose war, fought where, and at what costs to whom? Born and raised in apartheid-era South Africa, Lürssen migrated to the U.S. as a teen in order to avoid military service at a time when the country's authoritarian regime engaged in a protracted, largely unknown war in Angola. Years later, as a father of young children in his adopted country, echoes of everything his family thought they had left behind has returned: endless bloody conflicts on the horizon; an alarming rise of authoritarianism and nationalistic fervor; pervasive racism, inequality, and daily violence in a country whose mythic promise was once held as freedom, equality, opportunity. In Human Is to wander, Lürssen explores these echoes of his personal history within a landscape that is familiar and unfamiliar all at once. Neither the brutally oppressive South Africa of his childhood nor the precarious United States of today, Lürssen's landscape emerges in the broken rhyme between "troop" and "troupe" where "our captions / are picture less" and "the plan to explain is absolute, but only an entrance." His is an inner landscape as song no longer sung in a mother tongue, in which the human cost of war, climate crisis, and forced migration is "all part of the explanation." Lürssen uses collage, constrained cut-up, Oulipean procedures, abecedarian, and other generative play to allow poems to emerge that respond to the turmoil and dislocation of this violent century, attempting to witness if not understand his-and our-place in it.--Provided by publisher.
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    A community guide to social impact assessment
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2015) Burdge, Rabel J., author; Society and Natural Resources Press, publisher
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    Concepts, process and methods of social impact assessment
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2015) Burdge, Rabel J., author; Society and Natural Resources Press, publisher
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    Study of the raft: poems
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2021) Simonovis, Leonora, author; The Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, publisher
    In Study of the Raft, Leonora Simonovis's poems weave the outer world of a failed political revolution in her native country, Venezuela, with an inner journey into the memories of migration and exile, of a home long gone, and of family relations, especially among women. The collection explores the consequences of colonization, starting with "Maps," a poem that speaks of loss and uprootedness, recalling a time when indigenous lands were stolen and occupied, where stories were lost as new languages and beliefs were imposed on people. The politics of the present are also the politics of the past, not just in the Venezuelan context, but in many other Latin American and Caribbean countries. It is the reality of all indigenous people. Simonovis's poems question the capacity of language to represent the complexity of lived experience, especially when it involves living from more than one language and culture. These poems wrestle with questions of life and death, of what remains after what and whom we know are no longer with us, and how we, as humans, constantly change and adjust in the face of uncertainty.--Provided by publisher.
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    West, fire, archive: poems
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2021) Dunkle, Iris Jamahl, author; The Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, publisher
    West : Fire : Archive is a poetry collection that challenges preconceived, androcentric ideas about biography, autobiography, and history fueled by the western myth of progress presented in Frederick Jackson Turner's "Frontier thesis." The first section focuses on mending the erasure of the life of Charmian Kittredge London, the wife of the famous author Jack London, a woman who broke gender norms, traveled the world, and wrote about it. The second section examines the act of autobiography (or what defines the author). In it, Dunkle writes through the complex grief of losing her mother and her community when it is devastated by wildfires and reflects on how these disasters echo the one that brought her family to California, the Dust Bowl. The third section questions the authenticity of the definition of recorded history as it relates to the American West.--Provided by publisher.