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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 ...
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 ...
Celebrate Cedar Mesa archaeology
This presentation emphasizes the Cedar Mesa research I've been personally involved with since 1967--lumped together under the label"Cedar Mesa Project"
Similarities in Spatial Characteristics of Several Basketmaker II Sites on Cedar Mesa, Utah
Basketmaker II open sites on Cedar Mesa, Utah are differentiated through patterning in the spatial distributions of artifacts and features. The sites are known from surficial evidence only. Source data includes maps and ...
Dolores archaeological program : Anasazi communities at Dolores: McPhee Village Book 2 of 2
(U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Engineering and Research Center, Denver, Colorado, 1988-02)
Pueblo de las Golondrinas (House of the Swallows), Site 5MT5107, is a multiple-occupation site within the larger McPhee Village habitation complex. The site is situated in the Dolores River valley (Montezuma County, southwest ...
The Process of Migration in the Late Prehistoric Southwest. In Migration and Reorganization: The Pueblo IV Period in the American Southwest
(Anthropological Research Papers, 1998)
Greater understanding of migration behavior can provide southwestern archaeologists with new insights into prehistoric social dynamics. However, this requires reorienting the way in which archaeologists approach the study ...
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, ...
Too Many Turkeys??
This PowerPoint presentation was delivered March 15, 2016, at Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde, AZ. It poses the question "Did raising extra corn for turkeys put too much stress on Pueblo farming in the AD 1200s?"
Dolores archaeological program: research designs and initial survey results
(U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Engineering and Research Center, Denver, Colorado, 1996-06)
This volume is a collection of the basic planning and management documents for the Dolores Archaeological Program. The first chapter introduces the volume and provides an evaluation of the effectiveness of Dolores ...
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 ...