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Anthro News, Winter 2008
History and Process in Village Formation: Context and Contrasts from the Northern Southwest
(Society for American Archaeology, 2008)
Two processes characterize the later pre-contact history (twelfth-fourteenth centuries) of the northern part of the American Southwest: aggregation of people into large towns and depopulation of large regions. These processes ...
Cultural transformations in southwestern prehistory: new insights from old collections
Summary: Several major transformations shaped U.S. Pueblo Indian culture history between 1500 BC and AD 1300. These included 1) shift to dependence on maize; 2) emergence of the "full Formative" cultural complex; 3) collapse ...
Comments on Session I: Archeological Foundations
(Mesa Verde Museum Association, Mesa Verde, CO, 2008)
Here William D. Lipe provides remarks on the occasion of Mesa Verde National Park's centennial and the century or more of research in the park and surrounding areas. He comments on the 1906 Antiquities Act and the act ...
Unpacking Production, Resharpening and Hammer Type
(Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Measuring retouch amounts on stone tools has been helpful for understanding human organizational strategies. Multiple retouch indices geared toward assessing retouch amounts on flake tools and unifaces have been developed, ...
Sex identification of infants sacrificed to the ancient Aztec raingods in Tlatelolco, Mexico
(Current Anthropology, 2008)
Recent excavations of Temple R, dedicated to the Aztec god of wind and rain, Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, at the archaeological site of Tlatelolco, Mexico City, recovered the sacrificial remains of 37 subadults and 6 adults. It ...
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 ...
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 ...