Communities of Soil and Stone- An Archaeological Investigation of Population Aggregation

Chapters 4 & 5 University of Michigan Published In Pages: 96-176
By Adler, Michael A.


The dissertation in its entirety is an archaeological investigation of population aggregation among the Mesa Verde region Anasazi A.D. 900-1300. Chapters four and five of Adlers larger work focus on cross-cultural perspectives to inform discussion around resource access and community strength. Multiple different hypotheses were tested with different data sets, but the HRAF database and Standard Cross Cultural Sample were used throughout.


The cross-cultural samples were: 1) a regional sample of 10 societies from the US southwest and northern Mexico and 2) a worldwide sample of 28 sedentary and semi-sedentary societies.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
HRAF Collection of Ethnography (paper/fiche)Researcher's Codes
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)

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