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Explaining Organizational Change: Anasazi Community Patterns
To explain organizational change on the northern edge of prehistoric Anasazi occupation, a large block was archaeologically surveyed in southeast Utah. Resulting site distributions are used to interpret community patterns, ...
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 ...
Ceramics and Settlement in the Cedar Mesa Area, Southeastern Utah: A Methodological Approach
This dissertation focuses on the development of methods for using one class of artifacts, ceramics, to independently evaluate settlement variability from archaeological sites. Previous approaches to the study of archaeological ...
Replication of an A.D. 800 Anasazi Pithouse in Southwestern Colorado
This study reports on the replication of a prehistoric (ca. AD 800) Anasazi (ancestral Pueblo Indian) pithouse dwelling in southwestern Colorado. The primary objectives of the project were to obtain quantitative estimates ...
The interpretation of archaeological tree-ring dates
A comparative approach to analysis of the body of tree-ring data from prehistoric sites in the American Southwest provides information on patterns of wood use, the effectiveness of interpretive methods, and culture history. ...
Similarities in Spatial Characteristics of Several Basketmaker II Sites on Cedar Mesa, Utah
Basketmaker II open sites on Cedar Mesa, Utah are differentiated through patterning in the spatial distributions of artifacts and features. The sites are known from surficial evidence only. Source data includes maps and ...
Demography and Dendrochronology: A Critical Examination of a Proposed Population Index
A proposed index to population growth patterns is examined and found to be an unsatisfactory method for distinguishing between exponential and logistic growth trends thought to describe population growth in the American ...
Northern Kayenta ceramic chronology
(Northern Arizona University, 1/1/1985 0)
Moon House: a Pueblo III Period Cliff Dwelling Complex in Southeastern Utah
The Moon House Complex is composed of 3 exceptionally well preserved 13th century cliff dwellings. An analysis of construction methods, room function, and construction sequence indicates recurrent reconstruction, remodeling, ...
Pueblo II and Pueblo III settlement patterns on Cedar Mesa, southeastern Utah
This thesis identifies several environmental and cultural factors that affected prehistoric Pueblo settlement on portions of Cedar Mesa, southeastern Utah. The settlements were established by farmers of the Mesa Verde and ...