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dc.creatorKohler, Timothy A.
dc.creatorHiggins, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-25T20:58:58Z
dc.date.available2017-01-25T20:58:58Z
dc.date.issued2016-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/6483
dc.descriptionThis article has been embargoed 12 months at the publisher's request and will be released in October 2017.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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 system, the well-known Basketmaker III and Pueblo I communities investigated by the Dolores Archaeological Program in southwestern Colorado, to determine whether there is evidence of change through time in the direction of more inequality of households. We use the Gini index to quantify concentration in the distributions of living space, storage space, and total household space. We see no prominent trend toward increasing inequality in these data, but we do note possible evidence for leveling, in that inequality in an “income” measure is higher than in a “total wealth” measure. These leveling processes seem to be stronger for households in villages than for those in dispersed settings. Comparably produced Gini coefficients for other ancient settings would greatly enhance the comparative search for the causes of higher levels of household inequality frequently manifested in agricultural societies.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
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dc.subjectAncestral Pueblo cultureen_US
dc.subjectDolores Archaeological Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture--Historyen_US
dc.titleQuantifying Household Inequality in Early Pueblo Villagesen_US
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dc.description.citationKohler, Timothy A. & Higgins, Rebecca. (2016). Quantifying Household Inequality in Early Pueblo Villages. Current Anthropology, 57(5): 690-697.


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    This collection features work by Tim A. Kohler, professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University.

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