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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 ...
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"
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?"
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 ...
Why Foragers Choose Acorns Before Salmon: Modeling Back-loaded Resources vs. Front-Loaded Resources
(Proceedings of the Society for California Archaeology, 2010)
Salmon and acorns were the most important terrestrial foods in the diet of contact period groups in northwestern California. Throughout the ethnography salmon is said to be the primary staple, while acorns come in a close ...
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 ...
DETECTION OF ANTHROPOGENIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN HOLOCENE EAST AFRICA: MICROBOTANICAL AND FUNGAL PROXY EVIDENCE
This dissertation examines landscape disturbance and modification related to food production in East Africa. Pollen, fungal spore, microcharcoal, and phytolith records are employed here to reconstruct histories of landscape ...
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 ...
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 ...