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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"
Aggression, Aggregation, and Abandonment in Southwestern Prehistory
During the 12th and 13th centuries AD, and especially during the latter part of this time period, the various populations of Pueblo Indians of the Colorado Plateau began a process of abandonment. Gradually, they withdrew ...
Two Presentations Regarding Cultural Resource Management Issues on Public Lands in Southeastern Utah
These two presentations were made at meetings organized by Senator Robert Bennett of Utah to obtain input from interested parties regarding public lands management issues in southeastern Utah. The first presentation, made ...
Raising the Bar:?Lithic Analysis and Archaeological Research in the Southeast
(University of Alabama Press, 2012)
The goal of this collection of essays is to stimulate researchers in the South east to recognize stone tools and debitage as important research data that can be used in parallel with more popular archaeological materials. ...
Cultural Dynamics, Deep Time, and Data: Planning Cyberinfrastructure Investments for Archaeology
(Advances in Archaeological Practice, 2015)
Archaeological data and research results are essential to addressing such fundamental questions as the origins of human culture; the origin, waxing, and waning of civilizations and cities; the response of societies to ...
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 ...
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?"