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SHESC Themes: Societies and Their Natural Environments
Field Specializations: Archaeology, Social Organization, Spatial Technologies, Transitional Societies
Regional Focus: North America
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1975
Rice is a Southwestern archaeologist who has directed large excavation and survey projects in the Hohokam and Mogollon regions. Among his interests are field strategies and tactics and methods for the spatial analysis of archaeological deposits. Rice's investigations have dealt with the emergence of sedentism, the operation of community systems, the organizational strengths of tribal societies and the processes involved in the transition from tribes to more complex forms of social organization. Rice heads the Office of Cultural Resource Management, and he founded and edits ASU's Anthropological Field Studies.
Rice, G. (1987). La Ciudad: A perspective on Hohokam community systems. In D. Doyel (Ed.), The Hohokam village: Site structure and organization. Glenwood Springs: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Rice, G. (Ed.). (1987). Studies in the Hohokam community of Marana. Arizona State University Anthropological Field Studies 15. Tempe: Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University.
Rice, G. & Redman, C. (1993). Platform mounds of the Arizona desert: An experiment in organizational complexity. Expedition, 35(1), 53-63.
Rice, G. & Redman, C. (1992). Power in the past. Native peoples: The arts and lifeways, Summer 1992, 18-25.