The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites, by Gregory McNamee with photographs by Larry Lindahl is available now! We are very excited for this beautiful and informative book.
Gregory McNamee guides you on a memorable tour through 50 national and state parks, monuments, and other cherished sites in the modern American Southwest. Simultaneously, he leads you far back in time, to the eras when the earliest human beings lived in what is now Arizona,
Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. These ancient people left intriguing clues: pueblos, tools, pottery, jewelry, baskets, petroglyphs, pictographs, clothing, kivas, and weavings. From such evidence, archaeologists can reconstruct sophisticated cultures with advanced knowledge of astronomy, architecture, agriculture, and art.
In more than 130 spectacular photographs, Larry Lindahl captures the essence of these remarkable locations, including Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Navajo National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and many more.
Gregory McNamee is the author of 38 books, including Monumental Places: National Parks and Monuments in the Grand Canyon State and Gila: The Life and Death of an American River. McNamee studied anthropology at the University of Arizona and has worked on archaeological projects in Arizona and Italy. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Larry Lindahl is an award-winning photographer whose work was exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution and lives at Petrified Forest National Park. His photography has appeared in the books Arizona Kicks on Route 66, A Ranching Legacy, and Grand Canyon: The Vault of Heaven, and in magazines such as Arizona Highways, Outdoor Photographer, America Journal, and Glamour. Lindahl wrote and photographed Secret Sedona: Sacred Moments in the Landscapes. He lives in Sedona, Arizona.