Population aggregation and the Anasazi social landscape: A view from the four corners

The Ancient Southwestern Community: Models and Methods for the Study of Prehistoric Social Organization University of New Mexico Press Albuquerque Published In Pages: 85-101
By Adler, Michael A.


Using both archaeological data from the Mesa Verde region and a Human Relations Area Files random sample of 25 worldwide societies, and another 10 from the American Southwest, the author looked to examine the relationship between changes in community size and settlements, agriculture intensification, and rules governing resource access. In particular the researcher wanted to examine the size of the group that controls the primary access to the main resource. After studying this global sample, the author takes an ethnographic look specifically at the Northern Anasazi in southewestern Colorado.

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