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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...