Teaser Tuesdays: Prehistory, Personality and Place: Emil W. Haury and the Mogollon Controversy by Jefferson Reid and Stephanie Whittlesey

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

I picked up this slim book on a whim, blind to its contents, but it seems to be going well! Here’s a quick what’s-it-about teaser for you:

The discoverer was Haury, surely the preeminent archaeologist of his day. The controversy was whether the Mogollon culture was a valid, distinctive cultural entity or simply a backwoods variant of the better-known Ancestral Pueblo, or Anasazi, culture.

So far, I like that the authors seem to be telling the story of the controversy (and Haury), without taking part in the debate themselves. This may change, of course.

What are you enjoying on this balmy Tuesday?

4 Responses

  1. Sounds like a fascinating book! Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.

  2. Sounds fascinating. I hope you are enjoying it. My teasers this week are from Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton and Before You Go by James Preller. Happy reading!

  3. This ones sounds dull to me, but to each his own. That’s what’s so great about so many books!
    Here’s ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/07/tuesday-teasers-gone-missing-and.html

  4. Hi, great blog! I am a new follower from Teaser Tuesday. I would love a follow back!



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