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  1. There is a positive relationship between community size and use group size (size of group using an integrative facility) (164).Adler, Michael A. - Communities of Soil and Stone- An Archaeological Investigation of Population..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    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.

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  2. There is a positive relationship between the intensity of agriculture practiced and the type of land access system (either individual tenure or communal tenure) (127).Adler, Michael A. - Communities of Soil and Stone- An Archaeological Investigation of Population..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    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.

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  3. There is a relationship between community size and the existence of socially integrative facilities (153).Adler, Michael A. - Communities of Soil and Stone- An Archaeological Investigation of Population..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    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.

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  4. A population density of 60 persons per square kilometer or higher is a boundary point in predicting the presence of communal access system use (146).Adler, Michael A. - Communities of Soil and Stone- An Archaeological Investigation of Population..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    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.

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  5. The communal tenure of agricultural fields is less likely to occur once population densities reach a certain threshold, no matter what level of agricultural technology, crop, or productive organization (118).Adler, Michael A. - Communities of Soil and Stone- An Archaeological Investigation of Population..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    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.

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  6. The relationship between agriculture intensification and the size of the land tenure group will be curvilinear.Adler, Michael A. - Population aggregation and the Anasazi social landscape: A view from the fou..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    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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  7. Integrative facilities will be positively associated with the scale or population of the community.Adler, Michael A. - Ritual Facilities and Social Integration in Nonranked Societies, 1989 - 2 Variables

    The author sampled 28 nonhierarchical, sedentary (at least partially), and demographically documented societies to examine the presence, size, and use of socially integrative facilities. Examing the ethnographic record from the Human Relations Area Files, the author looked to test the assumption that kivas were intended for communal ritual activity.

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  8. Ash is used at the end of ceremonies amongst Southwestern and Great Basin cultures.Adler, Michael A. - Fire, Ash, and Sanctuary: Pyrotechnology as Protection in the Precolonial No..., 2021 - 1 Variables

    This survey chapter discusses the use of ash and other fire-generated materials in Ancestral Pueblo settlements in the northern Rio Grande region. The author begins by surveying ethnographic reports of ash use among indigenous groups in the Southwest and Great Basin regions to understand the potential reasons for ash use in prehistoric contexts beyond just cooking. He then turns to archaeological data to explore the extensive use of fire, ash, and other pyrotechnic products across indigenous communities in the region, focusing on excavated architectural and mortuary contexts from the northern Rio Grande, especially the Taos and Picuris areas. The author argues that these fire-related actions and products show that ash plays two major roles -- it is used as a part of major transition ceremonies and as an instrument for healing. The author concludes that these ethnographic observations inform and illuminate archaeological contexts that contain ash, charcoal, and fire.

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  9. "Communities composed of small families will have an elected (formally or informally) leadership significantly more than communities composed of large extended families" (159).Bondarenko, Dmitri - Family size and community organization: a cross-cultural comparison, 2000 - 2 Variables

    This study analyzes the relationship between communal democracy and family size. Results show a weakly significant negative correlation between communal leadership and family size. Authors suggest that this relationship could be challenged based on the known curvilinear relationship between family size and cultural complexity. However, several further tests suggest that there are grounds for maintaining that family size has some independent influence on the existence of communial democracy.

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  10. Communities composed of smaller families, as opposed to larger families, will have elected (formal or informal) leadership.Bondarenko, Dmitri - Family Size and Community Organization: A Cross-Cultural Comparison, 2000 - 2 Variables

    The study examines the relationship between communal democracy and family size. The results indicate a weak significant negative correlation between communal leadership and family size. Even though the researchers suggest that the known curvilinear relationship between the variables could challenge this finding, further tests indicate that there are grounds for maintaining that family size has some independent influence on the existence of communal democracy.

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