An excellent examination of religion and ritual practice in the Pueblo IV American Southwest.
The strength of the book is—and its uniqueness derives from—the simultaneous focus of topic, the bounded time frame, and its broad comparative framework, both in terms of media and spatial extent. No other book has even attempted to achieve this, much less actually carried it off.
—James Potter, co-editor of The Social Construction of Communities: Agency, Structure, and Identity in the Prehispanic Southwest
This book's distinctive perspective separates it from the existing body of Southwest Puebloan archaeology, and of the materialist orientation of prehistoric archaeology in general.
—Peter Whiteley, author of Rethinking Hopi Enthnography