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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 ...
Too Many Turkeys??
This PowerPoint presentation was delivered in March 2016 at the Society of Ethnobiology meetings in Tucson, AZ. The presentation has various goals, including: Describe increase in turkeys and decrease in artioodactyls in ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Neolithic Demographic Transition in the U.S. Southwest
(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 ...
On the Fringe: Community Dynamics at Cox Ranch Pueblo
(New Mexico State University, 2005)
Cox Ranch Pueblo is the center of a sizable Chaco-period (A.D. 1050-1130) community in the southern Cibola region. The Cox Ranch Pueblo Community Research Project has been exploring the connections distant communities may ...
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?"
Late Pueblo II and Pueblo III Canyon Settlement Patterns at Cedar Mesa, Southeastern Utah
The primary objective of this study is to examine settlement patterns on Cedar Mesa within five canyons during the late Pueblo II and Pueblo III periods (ca A.D. 1060-1270). The secondary objective is to compare results ...
History and Process in Village Formation: Context and Contrasts from the Northern Southwest
(Society for American Archaeology, 2008)
Two processes characterize the later pre-contact history (twelfth-fourteenth centuries) of the northern part of the American Southwest: aggregation of people into large towns and depopulation of large regions. These processes ...