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Agent-based models as behavioral laboratories for evolutionary anthropological research
(Arizona Anthropologist, 2006)
Agent-based models can provide paleoanthropologists with a view of behavioral dynamics and site formation processes as they unfold in digital caricatures of past societies and paleoenvironments. This paper argues that the ...
Materials and Contexts for a Culture History of the Columbia Plateau
(University of Utah Press, 2004)
This chapter is an overview of the prehistoric occupation of the southern part of the Plateau cultural area (hereafter called the Columbia Plateau). It is important to remember that the Plateau in general and the Columbia ...
Experimental and Archaeological Verification of an Index of Retouch for Hafted Bifaces
(American Antiquity, 2006)
The relative amount of retouch on stone tools is central to many archaeological studies linking stone tool assemblages to broader issues of human social and economic land-use strategies. Unfortunately, most retouch measures ...
Public Benefits of Archaeological Research
(University Press of Florida, 2002)
The benefits of archaeological research are often not directly accessible to the public because the work is highly technical, and research results are generally published in books and articles written primarily for other ...
A Conservation Model for Archaeology.
(Archaeology Southwest (Organization), 2005)
Perspectives from the Advanced Seminar
(School for Advanced Research Press, 2009)
Cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology emerged in the mid-1970s in response to laws and public policies focused on resource management and planning, rather than on the "salvage" of sites that were "in the way of ...
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 ...
Raiding for Women in the Prehispanic Northern Pueblo Southwest? A Pilot Examination
(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 Mesa Verde Region During Chaco Times
(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, ...