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Settlement change documentation and analysis: a case study from the Mogollon region of the American Southwest
American archaeologists have been interested in changing patterns of prehistoric settlement for more than 50 years. Despite this interest, many settlement patterns remain poorly documented and unexplained. Adherence to the concepts of site and phase restrict the scales at which change is observed and explanations are sought. ...
Performing our pasts: representing history, representing self
Anthropological research is based on oral testimony, but using it as research data in history remains contentious, because, apart from problems of memory, it is assumed that self-interest colors accuracy. Yet some anthropologists and historians emphasize the importance of the presuppositions and motives that underly the ...
Cambodia 1991-94: hierarchy, neutrality and etiquettes of discourse
The dissertation is concerned with how the negotiation of conventions of public discourse correlates to changing political economy. It focuses on Cambodia during the period immediately before and after the 1993 U.N.-sponsored elections. The dissertation develops the idea of "discursive etiquette" as a working concept. From ...
Broad spectrum diets and the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): dietary change during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in the Dordogne, southwestern France
In the Dordogne region of southwestern France, a broadening of the diet is known to have occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene, with diets heavily dependent on large ungulates being replaced by those heavily dependent on smaller species, and in particular on the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). There are two main ...
Accounting for subsistence variation among maize farmers in Ohio valley prehistory
Four different causes (climatic change, demographic structure, resource availability and technology, and social context) have been suggested to account for aspects of the appearance of and variation in maize-based farming systems of the Eastern, but they remain undeveloped and, for the most part, unevaluated. Here, I examine ...
Alluetain ethnoecology and traditional economy: the procurement and production of plant resources in the northern French Alps
This dissertation is an ethnoecological study of land and botanical resource use in the French northern alpine commune of Les Allues. It is based on at least two years of field research and extensive use of regional archives. The primary goals were two: to reconstruct a detailed description of the agro-pastoral system of ...