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Trade, territoriality, alliances and conflict : complexity science approaches to the archaeological record of the U.S. Southwest with a case study from Languedoc, France
This project utilizes network analysis and agent-based modeling to examine long-standing questions that can only now be asked with the rich data provided in southwestern Colorado and southern France: how Gauls and colonists ...
Landscape-based Null Models for Archaeological Inference
How do we, as humans and as scientists, learn about the world around us? In this dissertation, I explore how models--epistemological tools that connect theory and reality--not only structure scientific inquiry (including ...
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"
Investigating Restricted Knowledge in Lithic Craft Traditions Among the Pre-Contact Coast Salish
Using cultural transmission (CT) models, I predicted a shift towards more restricted household learning in a wide range of technologies, not simply the prestige items typically associated with the emergence of peer-elite ...
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?"
Obsidian Evidence of Interaction and Migration from the Mesa Verde Region, Southwest Colorado
(American Antiquity, 2011)
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that ancestral Pueblo people living in the central Mesa Verde region of the U. S. Southwest maintained long-distance contacts with other Pueblo peoples. Questions of Pueblo interactions ...
Morphological Variability in Clovis Style Hafted Bifaces Across North America
This study examines morphological variability of Clovis style hafted bifaces from across North America. In total 695 Clovis hafted bifaces were analyzed. These data are analyzed using a Lithic Technological Organization ...
Costly Signaling Among Great Houses on the Chaco Periphery
Despite decades of Chaco-style great house research, the impetus for their construction and the extent to which their communities directly interacted across the northern Southwest remain poorly understood. A key question ...
Forum: Grand Challenges for Archaeology
(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 ...
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 ...