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  • Alaskan Blade Cores as Specialized Components of Mobile Toolkits: Assessing Design Parameters and Toolkit Organization through Debitage Analysis 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (University of Utah Press, 2001)
    Bifaces, used as specialized tools and as cores, were a primary component of the mobile toolkits employed by prehistoric hunter-gatherer groups in North America. In some toolkits, however, particularly those in the American ...
  • 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 ...
  • Managing Archaeological Resources for the Future: A Monumental Task. 

    Lipe, William D. (Archaeology Southwest (Organization), 2001)
    The 2000 Census showed that Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah ranked first through fourth, respectively, among the 50 states in percentage of population increase since 1990; New Mexico was twelfth. In the twenty-first ...
  • Social Power in the Central Mesa Verde Region, A.D. 1150-1290 

    Lipe, William D. (University of Utah Press, 2002)
    Social power ( cf. Mann 1986) refers to the ability of individuals or groups to control or direct the actions of other individuals or groups. This can be accomplished by actual or threatened physical coercion, by providing ...
  • Socio-Economic Growth, Culture Scale, and Household Well-Being: A Test of the Power-Elite Hypothesis 

    Bodley, John H. (High Plains Applied Anthropologist, 2002)
    Socioeconomic growth is an elite-directed process that concentrates social power in direct proportion to increases in culture scale. Power-elites have used at least three different ways to control social power to their own ...
  • Public Benefits of Archaeological Research 

    Lipe, William D. (University Press of Florida, 2002)
    The benefits of archaeological research are often not directly accessible to the public because the work is highly technical, and research results are generally published in books and articles written primarily for other ...
  • Sunk-Cost Effects Made Ancient Societies Vulnerable to Collapse 

    Janssen, Marco A; Kohler, Timothy A.; Scheffer, Marten (Current Anthropology, 2003)
    In this report we seek to unite these two explanations in a model that suggests why and under what conditions societies faced with resource degradation might “fail to adapt.” We are not peddling a new universal theory for ...
  • Materials and Contexts for a Culture History of the Columbia Plateau 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (University of Utah Press, 2004)
    This chapter is an overview of the prehistoric occupation of the southern part of the Plateau cultural area (hereafter called the Columbia Plateau). It is important to remember that the Plateau in general and the Columbia ...
  • 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 ...
  • Making a Case for Agent-Based Modeling 

    Premo, Luke; Murphy, John T.; Scholnick, Jonathan B.; Gabler, Brandon M.; Beaver, Joseph E. (Society for Archaeological Sciences, 2005)
    Archaeologists’ knowledge of the past must rely on inference, often from scant material remains. Those of us who are not ethnoarchaeologists are denied the opportunity to directly observe our subjects: we can never watch ...
  • Estudio Preliminar de la Utilizaci?n Animal Durante el Precl?sico Tard?o en El Mirador 

    Thornton, Erin Kennedy; Emery, Kitty F. (Guatemala Instituto de Antropologia e Historia, 2005)
    Esta investigación presenta los resultados de un análisis de casi 4000 restos de animales vertebrados e invertebrados del sitio El Mirador. Este análisis es preliminar y se divide en tres categorías: la identificación de ...
  • Local Resource Enhancement and Sex-biased Breastfeeding in a Caribbean Community 

    Quinlan, Robert J.; Quinlan, Marsha B.; Flinn, Mark V. (Current Anthropology, 2005)
    Parents often treat sons and daughters differently. Boys are favored in some societies (Messer 1997), but in others girls receive preferential treatment including better medical care and more frequent breastfeeding (Cronk ...
  • On the Fringe: Community Dynamics at Cox Ranch Pueblo 

    Duff, Andrew I. (New Mexico State University, 2005)
    Cox Ranch Pueblo is the center of a sizable Chaco-period (A.D. 1050-1130) community in the southern Cibola region. The Cox Ranch Pueblo Community Research Project has been exploring the connections distant communities may ...
  • A Conservation Model for Archaeology. 

    Lipe, William D. (Archaeology Southwest (Organization), 2005)
  • Experimental and Archaeological Verification of an Index of Retouch for Hafted Bifaces 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (American Antiquity, 2006)
    The relative amount of retouch on stone tools is central to many archaeological studies linking stone tool assemblages to broader issues of human social and economic land-use strategies. Unfortunately, most retouch measures ...
  • Raiding for Women in the Prehispanic Northern Pueblo Southwest? A Pilot Examination 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Turner, Kathryn Kramer (Current Anthropology, 2006)
    Spatial data on sex ratios through time from archaeological sites in the late pre-Hispanic northern U.S. Southwest reveal significant regional and subregional departures from the expected values. In the eleventh century ...
  • Notes from the North 

    Lipe, William D. (School for Advanced Research Press, 2006)
    As I understand it, my role in the Chaco capstone effort is to serve as a "synthetic scholar" (presumably as opposed to the authentic ones who really know something about Chaco) who can comment on the Chaco phenomenon from ...
  • 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, ...
  • Agent-based models as behavioral laboratories for evolutionary anthropological research 

    Premo, Luke (Arizona Anthropologist, 2006)
    Agent-based models can provide paleoanthropologists with a view of behavioral dynamics and site formation processes as they unfold in digital caricatures of past societies and paleoenvironments. This paper argues that the ...
  • A Conversation with Bill Lipe (interview format) 

    Lipe, William D.; Matson, R. G.; Kohler, Timothy A. (Washington State University Press, 2006)
    On April 7, 2006, at Washington State University, Tim Kohler and R. G. Matson interviewed Bill Lipe about the book Tracking Ancient Footsteps: William D. Lipe's Contributions to Southwestern Prehistory and Public Archaeology. ...