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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Comments on Session I: Archeological Foundations 

    Lipe, William D. (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • History of Investigations 

    Lipe, William D.; Kuckelman, Kristin A. (Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 2007)
    The research at Sand Canyon Pueblo (Site 5MT765) was a major component of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's Sand Canyon Archaeological Project. This project also included intensive excavations at a small site (Green ...
  • 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, ...
  • The Mesa Verde Region During Chaco Times 

    Lipe, William D. (School for Advanced Research Press, 2006)
    Although the communities of the Mesa Verde region were largely self-sufficient economically, they were never isolated from events taking place elsewhere in the Southwest. This was especially true in the Pueblo II period, ...
  • The Mesa Verde Region: Chaco's Northern Neighbor 

    Lipe, William D. (School for Advanced Research Press, 2004)
    In public perceptions of Southwestern archaeology, two images compete for attention-Pueblo Bonito, its massive masonry walls rising above the floor. of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, and Cliff Palace, its many rooms clustered ...
  • The Neolithic Demographic Transition in the U.S. Southwest 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Glaude, Matt Pier; Bocquet-Appel, Jean-Pierre; Kemp, Brian M. (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 ...
  • Occasional Papers of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center No. 2: The Sand Canyon Archaeological Project: A Progress Report 

    Lipe, William D.; Huber, Edgar; Van West, Carla (Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 1992)
    Included here are four chapters authored or co-authored by William D. Lipe as part of the Sand Canyon Archaeological Project: A Progress Report. The introduction to the report reads: “The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center ...
  • Quantifying Household Inequality in Early Pueblo Villages 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Higgins, Rebecca (University of Chicago Press, 2016-10)
    The 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The social consequences of climate change in the Central Mesa Verde region 

    Schwindt, Dylan M.; Bocinsky, R. Kyle; Ortman, Scott G.; Glowacki, Donna M.; Varien, Mark D.; Kohler, Timothy A. (American Antiquity, 2016)
    The consequences of climate change vary over space and time. Effective studies of human responses to climatically induced environmental change must therefore sample the environmental diversity experienced by specific ...