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Grand Gulch: First Encounters and Lasting Impressions
(Blue Mountain Shadows: The Magazine of San Juan History, 2017-11)
R.E. Burrillo hails from New York and, as an archaeologist, has an intense interest in the cultures of the Southwest. One of those cultures that he is particularly drawn to is that of the Ancestral Puebloans or Anasazi. ...
Supplementing Maize Agriculture in Basketmaker II Subsistence Dietary Analysis of Human Paleofeces from Turkey Pen Ruin
This research explores the factors that motivated increasing reliance on maize during the Basketmaker II period in the North American Southwest. Through the analysis of 44 human paleofeces from Turkey Pen Ruin, Utah, I ...
The Archaeology of Bears Ears
(SAA Archaeological Record, 2017-11)
This report recounts the history of archaeology in the Bears Ears region of Utah (USA), including the Cedar Mesa Project.
Modeling Archaeological Sites and Forest History on Cedar Mesa, SE Utah
Producing a model that successfully predicts archaeological site densities over a large area of more than 1,000,00 acres which had diverse prehistoric adaptations and diverse environments is an extremely difficult task. ...
Ideal-Free Distribution and Ancestral Pueblo Occupation of Cedar Mesa, Utah
Ideal-free distribution (IFD) has been increasingly adopted by archaeologists to address questions about the relationship between settlement distribution, environment, and economy. This behavioral ecology model theorizes ...
Changes in Turkey and Artiodactyl Abundance in Central Mesa Verde and Northern Rio Grande Archaeological Assemblages
Previous zooarchaeological studies in the Southwest indicate that over time, larger animal resources such as deer are replaced by smaller ones such as lagomorphs (cottontails and jackrabbits) and domesticated turkey in ...
Costly Gobbling: Raising Turkeys in the Central Mesa Verde Area
This presentation focuses on comparisons of the Central Mesa Verde (CMV) and Northern Rio Grande (NRG) areas. Goals of the study included: 1.) Use NISP counts to assess relative abundance of turkey and artiodactyl bones ...