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JAR Distinguished Lecture:
Don Fowler on Edgar Lee Hewett
  & the Founding of Anthropology at UNM,
plus a Book Review Bonanza

Volume 59, Number 3, Abstracts

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JAR Distinguished Lectures

E. L. HEWETT, J. F. ZIMMERMAN, AND THE BEGINNINGS OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 1927–1946

Don D. Fowler
Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557

The Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico (UNM) was founded in 1927 by two remarkable institution builders, Edgar Lee Hewett and James Fulton Zimmerman. Hewett, then age sixty-two, had built several major cultural institutions in New Mexico and California beginning in 1906. Zimmerman, age forty, had been acting president of UNM for three months. The founding of the UNM department must be understood in relation to Hewett’s history as scholar-entrepreneur. Both Hewett and Zimmerman played very different roles vis-à-vis the Laboratory of Anthropology, founded in Santa Fe, also in 1927. From 1942 until his death in 1944, Zimmerman served part-time as unpaid director of the Laboratory, while continuing as president of UNM, and was involved in the joint UNM/Laboratory development of the Journal of Southwestern Anthropology, the antecedent of the Journal of Anthropological Research.


BOOK REVIEWS

The Primate Fossil Record. Walter C. Hartwig, ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 530 pp. $175.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Kaye E. Reed, Arizona State University

Lowly Origin: Where, When, and Why Our Ancestors First Stood Up. Jonathan Kingdon. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2003, 396 pp. $35.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Osbjorn M. Pearson, University of New Mexico

Neanderthal Burials: Excavations of the Dederiyeh Cave, Afrin, Syria. Takeru Akazawa and Sultan Muhesen, eds. Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2002,
394 pp.
Reviewed by Osbjorn M. Pearson, University of New Mexico

Bones and the Man: Studies in Honour of Don Brothwell. Keith Dobney and Terry O’Connor, eds. Oakville, Conn.: The David Brown Book Company, 2002, 113 pp. $54.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Debra Komar, University of New Mexico

The Dawn of Human Culture. Richard G. Klein with Blake Edgar. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2002, 288 pp. $27.95, cloth.
Reviewed by Lawrence Guy Straus, University of New Mexico

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey. Spencer Wells. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2002, 224 pp. $29.95, cloth.
Reviewed by Lawrence Guy Straus, University of New Mexico

World Rock Art. Jean Clottes. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2002, 140 pp. $29.95, paper.
Reviewed by Lawrence Guy Straus, University of New Mexico

The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya’aqov, Israel, vol. 1: The Wood Assemblages.  Naama Goren-Inbar, Ella Werker and Craig Feibel. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2002, 120 pp. $45.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Lawrence Guy Straus, University of New Mexico

L’Aurignacien de la Grotte du Renne: Les fouilles d’André Leroi-Gourhan à Arcy-sur-Cure (Yonne). Béatrice Schmider, ed. Paris: Supplément à Gallia Préhistoire 34, CNRS, 2002, 309 pp. 20, paper.
Reviewed by Lawrence Guy Straus, University of New Mexico

Solutré: 1968-1998. Jean Combier and Anta Montet-White, eds. Société Préhistorique Française Mémoire XXX. Paris, 2002, 281 pp. 40, paper.
Reviewed by Lawrence Guy Straus, University of New Mexico

Recent Studies in the Final Palaeolithic of the European Plain. Berit V. Eriksen and Bodil Bratlund, eds. Højbjerg, Denmark: Jutland Archaeological Society, 2002 (distributed by Aarhus University Press), 204 pp., € 36.50, U.S. $42.50, cloth.
Reviewed by Lawrence Guy Straus, University of New Mexico

The Role of American Archaeologists in the Study of the European Upper Paleolithic. Lawrence G. Straus, ed. Oxford: BAR International Series 1048. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2002, 83 pp. £22.00, paper.
Reviewed by James Sackett, University of California, Los Angeles

The Past in Prehistoric Societies. Richard Bradley. London and New York: Routledge, 2002, xiii + 171 pp., 54 figures, 10 tables. $80.95, cloth; $27.95, paper.
Reviewed by Peter S. Wells, University of Minnesota

Craft Production and Social Change in Northern China. Anne P. Underhill. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002, 210 pp. $75.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Yun Kuen Lee, Harvard University

Beyond the Gorges of the Indus: Archaeology before Excavation. Karl Jettmar.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, 248 pp. $35.00, cloth.
Reviewed by C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Harvard University

Relation of “Bonito” Paleo-channels and Base-level Variations to Anasazi Occupation, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Eric R. Force, R. Gwinn Vivian, Thomas C. Windes, and Jeffrey S. Dean. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002, 49 pp. $11.95, paper.
Reviewed by Stephen H. Lekson, University Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder

Pueblo Pottery Figurines: The Expression of Cultural Perceptions in Clay. Patricia Fogelman Lange. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002, 176 pp., 48 halftones. $45.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Kathryn A. Kamp, Grinnell College

Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art at South Mountain Park. Todd W. Bostwick and Peter Krocek. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002, 330 pp., 71 color photos, 288 line illustrations, 6 maps. $60.00, cloth; $27.95, paper.
Reviewed by Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Northern Arizona University

Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology. Charles E. Orser, Jr., ed..
New York: Routledge, 2002, 607 pp. $150.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Stanley South, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina

Archaeological Pathways to Historic Site Development. Stanley South. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002, 342 pp. $115.00, cloth.
Reviewed by J. W. Joseph, New South Associates

Lithic Technology in the Middle Potomac River Valley of Maryland and Virginia.
William Jack Hranicky.
New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, 300 pp. $95.00, cloth.
Reviewed by R. Michael Steward, Temple University

Ancient Maya Political Economies. Marilyn A. Masson and David A. Freidel, eds. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Altamira Press, 2002, 432 pp. $79.00, cloth; $34.95, paper.
Reviewed by Jeremy A. Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

America Before the European Invasions. Alice Beck Kehoe. London: Longman, 2002, 259 pp. $20.00, paper.
Reviewed by Joe Watkins, University of New Mexico

International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology. Carol V. Ruppé and Janet F. Barstad, eds. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, 881 pp. $175.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Donny L. Hamilton, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University

Archaeological Survey. E. B. Banning. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003, 273 pp. $80.00, cloth; $50.00 paper.
Reviewed by David A. Phillips, Jr., SWCA Environmental Consultants and University of New Mexico

Spatial Technology and Archaeology: The Archaeological Applications of GIS. David Wheatley and Mark Gillings. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2002, 269 pp. $80.00, cloth; $28.95, paper.
Reviewed by Simon Holdaway, University of Auckland, New Zealand

W.C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Method. R. Lee Lyman and Michael J. O'Brien. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003, 316 pp., 29 illustrations. $65.00, cloth; $39.95, paper.
Reviewed by David L. Browman, Washington University-St. Louis

Genes, Memes, and Human History: Darwinian Archaeology and Cultural Evolution. Stephen Shennan. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003, 304 pp., 47 illustrations. $34.95, cloth.
Reviewed by Michael J. O'Brien, University of Missouri-Columbia

China Urban: Ethnographies of Contemporary Culture. Nancy N. Chen, Constance D. Clark, Suzanne Z. Gottschang, and Lyn Jeffery, eds. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2001, 338 pp. $64.95, cloth; $21.95, paper.
Reviewed by Charles F. McKhann, Whitman College

The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism. Elizabeth A. Povinelli. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2002, 338 pp. $64.95, cloth; $21.95, paper.
Reviewed by Francesca Merlan, Australian National University

Same Hair Different Hearts: Semai Identity in a Malay Context; An Analysis of Ideas and Practices Concerning Health and Illness. Gerco Kroes. Leiden University, Netherlands: CNWS Publications, 2002, 188 pp. € 22.70.
Reviewed by M. Cameron Hay, U.C.L.A.

Sound of Africa! Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio. Louise Meintjes. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2003, 352 pp., 31 illustrations. $21.95, paper.
Reviewed by Andrew Eisenberg, Columbia University

Street Children in Kenya: Voices of Children in Search of a Childhood. Philip Kilbride, Collette Suda, and Enos Njeru. Wesport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000, 184 pp. $55.00, cloth; $19.95 paper.
Reviewed by Marcia Mikulak, University of North Dakota

Imagining Teachers: Rethinking Gender Dynamics in Teacher Education. Gustavo E. Fischman. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2000, 211 pp. $80.00, cloth; $26.95 paper.
Reviewed by Ann Nihlen, University of New Mexico

We Are All Equal: Student Culture and Identity at a Mexican Secondary School, 1988-1998. Bradley A. U. Levinson. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2001, 433 pp. $74.95, cloth; $23.95 paper.
Reviewed by Karen Stocker, University of New Mexico

The Guarijio of the Sierra Madre: Hidden People of Northwest Mexico. David Yetman. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002, 384 pp., 101 halftones, 1 map. $49.95, cloth.
Reviewed by Phil C. Weigand, Centro de Estudios Antropologicos, El Colegio de Michoacan

Crafting Tradition: The Making and Marketing of Oaxacan Wood Carvings. Michael Chibnik. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003, 304 pp. $50.00, cloth; $22.95 paper.
Reviewed by Walter E. Little, University at Albany, SUNY

Bernardino de Sahagún: First Anthropologist. Miguel León-Portilla. trans. by Mauricio J. Mixco. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002, 324 pp. $29.95, cloth.
Reviewed by Karl H. Schwerin, University of New Mexico

Cholas and Pishtacos: Stories of Race and Sex in the Andes. Mary Weismantel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001, 326 pp. $60.00, cloth; $22.50, paper.
Reviewed by Janet Page-Reeves, University of New Mexico

Chile's Political Culture and Parties: An Anthropological Explanation. Larissa Adler Lomnitz and Ana Melnick. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2000, 161 pp. $26.00, cloth; $14.00, paper.
Reviewed by Julie Monteleone, University of California, San Diego

Kayapó Ethnoecology and Culture. Darrell A. Posey. Kristina Plenderleith, ed. New York: Routledge, 2002, 285 pp. $80.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Vanessa R. Lea, UNICAMP University, Brazil

Hosay Trinidad: Muharram Performances in an Indo-Caribbean Diaspora. Frank J. Korom. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003, 320 pp. $62.50, cloth; $24.95, paper.
Reviewed by Kelvin Singh, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

The Dirt Is Red Here: Art and Poetry from Native California. Margaret Dubin, ed. Berkeley, Calif.: Heyday Books, 2002, 50 illustrations. $16.95, paper.
Reviewed by Les W. Field, University of New Mexico

A Place To Be Navajo: Rough Rock and the Struggle for Self-Determination in Indigenous Schooling. Teresa L. McCarty. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002, 229 pp. $49.95, cloth; $24.95, paper.
Reviewed by Gary Witherspoon, University of Washington

Religion and Sexuality in Cross-cultural Perspective. Stephen Ellingson and M. Christian Green, eds. New York: Routledge Press, 2002, 261 pp. $24.95, paper.
Reviewed by Thomas Buckley, Bowdoin College

Gender, Law, and Resistance in India. Erin P. Moore. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1998/2002. 205 pp. $19.95, paper.
Reviewed by Sarah Lamb, Brandeis University

Oh Terrifying Mother: Sexuality, Violence, and Worship of the Goddess Kali. Sarah Caldwell. Oxford: University Press, 1999, 288pp.
Reviewed by Kathleen Young, Western Washington University

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Myths: From the Arapaho to the Zuni. Jim Elledge, ed. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2002, 216 pp. $29.95, paper.
Reviewed by Maria Tapias, Grinnell College

G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire. Katherine Frank. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2003, 331 pp. $59.95, cloth; $19.95, paper.
Reviewed by Matthew C. Gutmann, Brown University

Social Memory and History: Anthropological Perspectives. Jacob J. Climo and Maria G. Cattell, eds. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 2002, 256 pp. $70.00, cloth; $26.95, paper.
Reviewed by Donald John W. Hatfield, College of William and Mary

Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain. Faye D. Ginsburg, Lila Abu-Lughod, and Brian Larkin, eds. Richmond: University of California Press, 2002, 429 pp., 23 illustrations. $60.00, cloth; $24.95, paper.
Reviewed by Matthew H. Amster, Gettysburg College

Northern Athabascan Survival: Women, Community, and the Future. Phyllis Ann Fast. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002, 304 pp., 1 map, 14 tables, index. $55.00, cloth.
Reviewed by Robert Jarvenpa, University at Albany, State University of New York

Reserve Memories: The Power of the Past in a Chilcotin Community. David W. Dinwoodie. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002, 116 pp. $39.95, cloth.
Reviewed by Jane H. Hill, University of Arizona

Signs of Cherokee Culture: Sequoyah's Syllabary in Eastern Cherokee Life. Margaret Bender. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002, 187 pp. $49.95, cloth; $19.95, paper.
Reviewed by Jason Baird Jackson, University of Oklahoma



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