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  • A 2,000-year reconstruction of the rain-fed maize agricultural niche in the US Southwest 

    Bocinsky, R. Kyle; Kohler, Timothy A. (Nature Communications, 2014)
    Humans experience, adapt to and influence climate at local scales. Paleoclimate research, however, tends to focus on continental, hemispheric or global scales, making it difficult for archaeologists and paleoecologists to ...
  • Behavioral Correlates of Population Growth: A speculative example from the Middle Chattahoochee 

    Kohler, Timothy A. (Southeastern Archaeology, 1984)
    Proxy estimates of population size through time are compared for a small drainage near Columbus, Georgia and an adjacent portion of the Chattahoochee River valley. Resulting estimates of population growth differ most for ...
  • The Better Angels of Their Nature: Declining Violence Through Time among Prehispanic Farmers of the Pueblo Southwest 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Ortman, Scott G.; Grundtisch, Katie E.; Fitzpatrick, Carly M.; Cole, Sarah M. (American Antiquity, 2014)
    The central Mesa Verde and the northern Rio Grande regions housed two of the densest populations of pre-hispanic Pueblo peoples in the North American Southwest. We plot incidence of violent trauma on human bone through ...
  • Cultural Dynamics, Deep Time, and Data: Planning Cyberinfrastructure Investments for Archaeology 

    Kintigh, Keith; Altschul, Jeffrey H.; Kinzig, Ann P.; Kohler, Timothy A.; Limp, W. Fredrick; Michener, William K.; Sabloff, Jeremy A.; Hackett, Edward J.; Lud?scher, Bertram; Lynch, Clifford A. (Advances in Archaeological Practice, 2015)
    Archaeological data and research results are essential to addressing such fundamental questions as the origins of human culture; the origin, waxing, and waning of civilizations and cities; the response of societies to ...
  • Dolores Archaeological Program: Anasazi communities at Dolores: Grass Mesa Village book 2 of 2 

    Lipe, William D.; Morris, James N.; Kohler, Timothy A. (U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Engineering and Research Center, Denver, Colorado, 1988-06)
    Grass Mesa Village (5MT23) is located in the Dolores River canyon at the juncture of Beaver Creek and the Dolores River. Fieldwork consisted of an intensive surface collection, a magnetometer survey, a probability sample ...
  • Dolores Archaeological Program: Anasazi communities in Dolores: Early small settlements in the Dolores River Canyon and Western Sagehen Flats area 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Lipe, William D.; Kane, Allen E. (U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Engineering and Research Center, Denver, Colorado, 1986-05)
    This volume reports on a series of investigations in the Dolores River canyon and the western Sagehen Flats area of the Dolores Project. Included in the collection are an overview of the Grass Mesa Locality (with a summary ...
  • Exploration and exploitation in the macrohistory of the pre-Hispanic Pueblo Southwest 

    Bocinsky, R. Kyle; Rush, Johnathan; Kintigh, Keith W.; Kohler, Timothy A. (Science Advances, 2016)
    Cycles of demographic and organizational change are well documented in Neolithic societies, but the social and ecological processes underlying them are debated. Such periodicities are implicit in the “Pecos classification,” ...
  • Fieldhouses, Villages, and the Tragedy of the Commons in the Early Northern Anasazi Southwest 

    Kohler, Timothy A. (American Antiquity, 1992)
    The appearance of field houses and villages in the early northern Anasazi Southwest is interpreted as containing information concerning inclusiveness of land ownership or control. Early northern Anasazi villages probably ...
  • Forum: Grand Challenges for Archaeology 

    Kintigh, Keith W.; Altschul, Jeffrey H.; Beaudry, Mary C.; Drennan, Robert D.; Kinzig, Ann P.; Kohler, Timothy A.; Limp, W. Fredrick; Maschner, Herbert D.G.; Michener, William K.; Pauketat, Timothy R.; Peregrine, Peter; Sabloff, Jeremy A.; Wilkinson, Tony J.; Wright, Henry T.; Zeder, Melinda A. (American Antiquity, 2014)
    This article represents a systematic effort to answer the question, What are archaeology’s most important scientific challenges? Starting with a crowd-sourced query directed broadly to the professional community of ...
  • Historical Ecology in the Mesa Verde Region: Results From The Village Project 

    Varien, Mark D.; Ortman, Scott G.; Kohler, Timothy A.; Glowacki, Donna M.; Johnson, C. David (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 ...
  • Long-term Anasazi Land-Use Patterns and Forest Reduction: A Case Study from Southwest Colorado 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Matthews, Meredith H. (American Antiquity, 1988)
    Species of wood used for fuel changed significantly through time at a large Anasazi village in southwestern Colorado occupied from about A.D. 750 to 900. Changes also occurred in other records of plant use from this site, ...
  • Raiding for Women in the Prehispanic Northern Pueblo Southwest? A Pilot Examination 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Turner, Kathryn Kramer (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 ...
  • Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Approach, Challenges, and Strategies 

    McConnell, William J.; Millington, James D. A.; Reo, Nicholas J.; Alberti, Marina; Asbjornsen, Heidi; Baker, Lawrence A.; Brozovi?, Nicholas; Drinkwater, Laurie E.; Drzyzga, Scott A.; Fragoso, Jos?; Holland, Daniel S.; Jantz, Claire A.; Kohler, Timothy A.; Maschner, Herbert D. G.; Monticino, Michael; Podest?, Guillermo; Pontius, Robert Gilmore, Jr.; Redman, Charles L.; Sailor, David; Urquhart, Gerald; Liu, Jianguo (Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 2011)
    Understanding the complexity of human–nature interactions is central to the quest for both human well-being and global sustainability. To build an understanding of these interactions, scientists, planners, resource managers, ...
  • Sunk-Cost Effects Made Ancient Societies Vulnerable to Collapse 

    Janssen, Marco A; Kohler, Timothy A.; Scheffer, Marten (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 ...
  • Surface Estimation of Site Structure and Content, Dolores Project 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Schlanger, Sarah (Atechiston, Inc., 1980)
    In a program with a regional focus such as the Dolores Project, it is clearly impossible to excavate all the known sites, or even a very large sample of them, and, inevitably much of our inference concerning distributions ...
  • Toward a Better Understanding of North Peninsular Gulf Coast Florida Prehistory: Archaeological Reconnaissance in Dixie County, Florida 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Johnson, G. Michael (Florida Anthropologist, 1987-12)
    Archaeological reconnaissance in portions of Dixie County and selected adjacent sections of Taylor and Levy Counties, Florida, resulted in the description of 28 sites that, along with the region's previously known sites, ...