An outstanding success as a non-technical introduction to a prehistory of a portion of the American Southwest and to archaeology in general.
A rounded and readable account.
Anybody who has even remotely heard of the Grasshopper field school will greatly enjoy the fond descriptions of the area and the stories of life in the field school. And anyone who is interested in archaeology at all will enjoy being allowed to glimpse the romance and fun, as well as the frustrations, of everyday life on an excavation and will incidentally learn a great deal about two very different cultural groups: the inhabitants of the prehistoric pueblo and the archaeologists who came to Grasshopper to study them.
Journal of Anthropological Research
Nowhere else is there such a succinct descriptions of the Grasshopper region, or Grasshopper Pueblo itself. . . . A clear overview of the region both ecologically and archaeologically.
North American Archaeologist