Adler, Michael A., 1961-. Land tenure, archaeology, and the ancestral pueblo social landscape

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Land tenure, archaeology, and the ancestral pueblo social landscape

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of anthropological archaeology -- Vol. 15

Published By: Original publisher Journal of anthropological archaeology -- Vol. 15 New York: Academic Press. 1996. 337-371 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Michael A. Adler

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Early Anasazi (NT95)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Real property (423); Settlement patterns (361); Land use (311); Tillage (241); Community structure (621); Labor and leisure (461);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Adler examines changes in land tenure and land use as it can be inferred from the archaeology in the region around Mesa Verde. Adler first examines land tenure systems with cross-cultural data from a world-wide sample of food-producing societies, examining "the amount of labor invested in resource exploitation by a group and then the land tenure concepts influencing the group's social access to the resource." (page 341). He then presents a land tenure model that predicts the type of primary access group one should find based on several factors. Adler finds that as the amount of labor put into agricultural fields increases the size of the community also increases. However the size of the primary resource access group first increases, then decreases as labor intensity grows. Prior to the 12th century people in the Mesa Verde region lived near the most productive lands and lived in relatively small communities, households were fairly mobile, occupation of settlements averaged 34 years, and agriculture was land-extensive. Resource access groups were likely households. During the 12th and 13th centuries, as the population increased and the climate became more unreliable, mobility decreased, settlements became aggregated and were occupied for longer periods of time, and agriculture became more labor intensive with terracing, erosion control, floodwater diversion, and use of more permanent agricultural facilites such as field houses and storage facilities.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 88

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nt95-088

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 366-371)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1100-700 BP (AD 900-1300)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southwestern Colorado, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indians of North America--Antiquities


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