Adler, Michael A., 1961-. Population aggregation and the Anasazi social landscape: a view from the Four Corners

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Title: Population aggregation and the Anasazi social landscape: a view from the Four Corners

Published in: The Ancient southwestern community : models and methods for the study of prehistoric social organization, edited by W.H. Wills and Robert D. Leonard

Published By: The Ancient southwestern community : models and methods for the study of prehistoric social organization, edited by W.H. Wills and Robert D. Leonard Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. 85-101 p.: ill.

By line: Michael Adler

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Early Anasazi (NT95)

Subjects: Settlement patterns (361); Community structure (621); Sociocultural trends (178); Real property (423); Household (592); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Urban and rural life (369);

Abstract: Adler looks at changes in residential groups during the 400 years the Anasazi were developing large aggregated settlements. Adler argues that population aggregation is associated with changes in the degree of resource scarcity, especially arable land and water. As resource scarcity increases, social groups try to increase their direct control over the scarce resource. The northern Anasazi solved this problem by living in aggregated communities.

Document Number: 20

Document ID: nt95-020

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1986-1987

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2011

Coverage Date: 1100-700 BP (AD 900-1300)

Coverage Place: northern Colorado Plateau, Colorado, United States

LCSH: Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Antiquities //Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric -- Southwest, New -- Congresses

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