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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,” ...
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 ...
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 ...
Historical Ecology in the Mesa Verde Region: Results From The Village Project
(American Antiquity, 2007)
Using the occupation histories of 3,176 habitation sites, new estimates of maize-agriculture productivity, and an analysis of over 1,700 construction timbers, we examine the historical ecology of Pueblo peoples during their ...