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Black Mesa is a large elevated land mass which comprises a part of the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations in the northeast corner of Arizona—one of the few large areas in the Southwest which had seldom seen the archaeologist’s shovel until the Black Mesa Project. Because of this paucity of excavation, scholars have pointed for years to Black Mesa as the source of many unanswered questions about the prehistory of the surrounding regions. This third volume, Papers on the Archaeology of Black Mesa, Arizona, edited by George J. Gumerman and Robert C. Euler, continues in the series’ tradition to unearth solutions to major archaeological problems long buried on Black Mesa: Who were the inhabitants? How did they live? Why did they abandon Northeastern Black Mesa? What is the cultural relationship of the Black Mesa prehistoric people to the Mesa Verde and Chaco branches? Contributing penetrating explanations and theories to these and other questions, in addition to the editors, are: Leonard W. Blake, Robert T. Clemen, Hugh C. Cutler, Charles L. Douglas, Thor N. V. Karlstrom, Steven E. Sessions, Alan C. Swedlund, and Albert E. Ward. Rich in explications and new dimensions to the prehistory of Black Mesa and the surrounding area, this third volume in the Black Mesa series is destined to be an invaluable reference for students and scholars of archaeology and cultural history specializing in the American Southwest.