What we know about the pre-Columbian residents of the Southwestern United States (the Mogollon, the Hohokam, the Patayan, the Anasazi. . .) based on and strictly limited by the archaeological evidence. Tamarin and Glubok concentrate on such finds as pottery, tools, baskets and dwelling sites and on what can be established about the various cultures' farming and hunting methods, diet and social life. There are excellent photographs of the Basketmakers' unique pottery forms, of excavated and restored kivas, of painted Mogollon bowls and Hohokam stone figurines. But this is neither an appreciation of the art nor a popularized portrait of ""how they lived""; rather it is aimed at those students old enough, and serious enough, to follow the methods of the researchers themselves.