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Zooarchaeological Habitat Analysis of Ancient Maya Landscape Changes
(Journal of Ethnobiology, 2008)
Consensus has not yet been reached regarding the role of human-caused environmental change in the history of Classic Maya civilization. On one side of the debate, researchers argue that growing populations and agricultural ...
Notes from the North
(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 ...
Threat to Knowledge: Research and the Future of Archeology in the National Parks (interview format)
(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 ...
The Neolithic Demographic Transition in the U.S. Southwest
(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 ...
Sunk-Cost Effects Made Ancient Societies Vulnerable to Collapse
(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 ...
On the Fringe: Community Dynamics at Cox Ranch Pueblo
(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 ...