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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Raiding for Women in the Prehispanic Northern Pueblo Southwest? A Pilot Examination
(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 ...