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  • The Archeology of Ecology: Taking the Long View 

    Lipe, William D. (Federal Archeology, 1995)
    William Lipe writes: "Like other archeologists of my generation (I completed my Ph.D in 1966), I received my basic training at a time when ecologically oriented archeology was just becoming respectable. The "conjunctive ...
  • The Basketmaker II Period in the Four Corners Area. 

    Lipe, William D. (United States. Bureau of Land Management, 1993)
    The Basketmaker II period is important. The archaeological remains of this period document the emergence of the Anasazi cultural tradition and a consolidation of the dependence on farming that shaped the tradition from ...
  • The Better Angels of Their Nature: Declining Violence Through Time among Prehispanic Farmers of the Pueblo Southwest 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Ortman, Scott G.; Grundtisch, Katie E.; Fitzpatrick, Carly M.; Cole, Sarah M. (American Antiquity, 2014)
    The central Mesa Verde and the northern Rio Grande regions housed two of the densest populations of pre-hispanic Pueblo peoples in the North American Southwest. We plot incidence of violent trauma on human bone through ...
  • The Cultural Kindling of Spiritual Experiences 

    Cassaniti, Julia; Luhrmann, Tanya Marie (Current Anthropology, 2014-12)
    In this paper we suggest that it is important for the anthropology of Christianity and the anthropology of religion more generally to develop a comparative phenomenology of spiritual experience. Our method is to distinguish ...
  • The Impact of Climate on the Spread of Rice Agriculture to North-Eastern China: An Example from Shandong 

    D'Alpoim Guedes, Jade; Guiyun, Jin; Bocinsky, Kyle (PLOS One, 2015)
    Moving crops outside of their original centers of domestication was sometimes a challenging process. Because of its substantial heat requirements, moving rice agriculture outside of its homelands of domestication was not ...
  • The Mesa Verde Region During Chaco Times 

    Lipe, William D. (School for Advanced Research Press, 2006)
    Although the communities of the Mesa Verde region were largely self-sufficient economically, they were never isolated from events taking place elsewhere in the Southwest. This was especially true in the Pueblo II period, ...
  • The Mesa Verde Region: Chaco's Northern Neighbor 

    Lipe, William D. (School for Advanced Research Press, 2004)
    In public perceptions of Southwestern archaeology, two images compete for attention-Pueblo Bonito, its massive masonry walls rising above the floor. of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, and Cliff Palace, its many rooms clustered ...
  • The Neolithic Demographic Transition in the U.S. Southwest 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Glaude, Matt Pier; Bocquet-Appel, Jean-Pierre; Kemp, Brian M. (American Antiquity, 2008)
    Maize agriculture was practiced in the U.S. Southwest slightly before 2000 B.C., but had a negligible impact on population growth rates until the development or introduction of more productive land races; the ability to ...
  • The Process of Migration in the Late Prehistoric Southwest. In Migration and Reorganization: The Pueblo IV Period in the American Southwest 

    Duff, Andrew I. (Anthropological Research Papers, 1998)
    Greater understanding of migration behavior can provide southwestern archaeologists with new insights into prehistoric social dynamics. However, this requires reorienting the way in which archaeologists approach the study ...
  • The Scope of Post-Chacoan Community Organization in the Lower Zuni River Region 

    Duff, Andrew I. (Anthropological Research Papers, 1994)
    This chapter addresses the scope of post-Chacoan community organization in the lower Zuni River region, and suggests a methodology for examining community organization elsewhere. The chapter is divided into several sections. ...
  • The social consequences of climate change in the Central Mesa Verde region 

    Schwindt, Dylan M.; Bocinsky, R. Kyle; Ortman, Scott G.; Glowacki, Donna M.; Varien, Mark D.; Kohler, Timothy A. (American Antiquity, 2016)
    The consequences of climate change vary over space and time. Effective studies of human responses to climatically induced environmental change must therefore sample the environmental diversity experienced by specific ...
  • The spatial scale of social learning affects cultural diversity 

    Premo, Luke (American Antiquity, 2011)
    Sewall Wright’s (1943) concept of isolation by distance is as germane to cultural transmission as genetic transmission. Yet there has been little research on how the spatial scale of social learning— the geographic extent ...
  • The Sweetwater Site: Archaeological Recognition of Surf Fishing and Temporary Smelt Camps on the North Coast of California 

    Tushingham, Shannon; Spurling, Amy; Carpenter, Timothy R. (Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 2013)
    Beach spawning smelt are a small fish that were mass harvested and dried for storage at temporary summer camps by native Californians north of San Francisco Bay. Despite the importance of smelt in the ethnographic diet, ...
  • The Wilderness System and Archaeological Conservation. 

    Lipe, William D. (United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region, 1975)
    Examines the interrelationships of the objectives of our National Wilderness Preservation System on the one hand, and the goals of archaeological conservation on the other.
  • Thoughts on Stone Tool Shape and Inferred Function 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology, 1997)
    Inferences of site function from stone tool function based upon tool typologies are very common in the contemporary archaeological literature. A brief review of some ethnographic and archaeological studies confirms the ...
  • Threat to Knowledge: Research and the Future of Archeology in the National Parks (interview format) 

    Lipe, William D. (National Park Service, Archeology and Ethnography Program, 2001)
    Introduction: "The national parks have long played a leading role in advancing archeological research, says Bill Lipe, noted scholar and past president of the Society for American Archaeology. Today, however, he believes ...
  • To clone or not to clone: Method analysis for retrieving consensus sequences in ancient DNA samples 

    Winters, Misa; Barta, Jodi Lynn; Monroe, Cara; Kemp, Brian M. (Public Library of Science, 2011)
    The challenges associated with the retrieval and authentication of ancient DNA (aDNA) evidence are principally due to postmortem damage which makes ancient samples particularly prone to contamination from ‘‘modern’’ DNA ...
  • Too Many Turkeys?? 

    Lipe, William D. (3/15/2016 )
    This PowerPoint presentation was delivered March 15, 2016, at Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde, AZ. It poses the question "Did raising extra corn for turkeys put too much stress on Pueblo farming in the AD 1200s?"
  • Too Many Turkeys?? 

    Lipe, William D.; Ellyson, Laura; Matson, R. G.; Lyle, Robin (3/1/2016 0)
    This PowerPoint presentation was delivered in March 2016 at the Society of Ethnobiology meetings in Tucson, AZ. The presentation has various goals, including: Describe increase in turkeys and decrease in artioodactyls in ...
  • Toward a Better Understanding of North Peninsular Gulf Coast Florida Prehistory: Archaeological Reconnaissance in Dixie County, Florida 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Johnson, G. Michael (Florida Anthropologist, 1987-12)
    Archaeological reconnaissance in portions of Dixie County and selected adjacent sections of Taylor and Levy Counties, Florida, resulted in the description of 28 sites that, along with the region's previously known sites, ...