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A 2,000-year reconstruction of the rain-fed maize agricultural niche in the US Southwest
(Nature Communications, 2014)
Humans experience, adapt to and influence climate at local scales. Paleoclimate research, however, tends to focus on continental, hemispheric or global scales, making it difficult for archaeologists and paleoecologists to ...
The Better Angels of Their Nature: Declining Violence Through Time among Prehispanic Farmers of the Pueblo Southwest
(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 ...
Exploration and exploitation in the macrohistory of the pre-Hispanic Pueblo Southwest
(Science Advances, 2016)
Cycles of demographic and organizational change are well documented in Neolithic societies, but the social and ecological processes underlying them are debated. Such periodicities are implicit in the “Pecos classification,” ...
Quantifying Household Inequality in Early Pueblo Villages
(University of Chicago Press, 2016-10)
The rapid rise of the “Chaco phenomenon” in northern New Mexico in the ninth century AD invites a search for either historical precursors or generative processes that might have explanatory utility. We analyze one candidate ...
The social consequences of climate change in the Central Mesa Verde region
(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 ...