Adler, Michael A., 1961-. Ancestral Pueblo population aggregation and abandonment in the North American Southwest

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

Title: Ancestral Pueblo population aggregation and abandonment in the North American Southwest

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of world prehistory -- Vol. 10, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher Journal of world prehistory -- Vol. 10, no. 3 New York: Plenum Press. 1996. 375-438 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Michael A. Adler, Todd van Pool, and Robert D. Leonard

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 Sociocultural trends (178); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Settlement patterns (361); Community structure (621);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Adler et al. discuss how using different hypotheses to explain the archaeological data concerning aggregation and abandonment will emphasize either the factors 'pushing' a population or community or 'pulling' a population or community to change. 'Our point is that pull models, generally dependent upon relatively synchronic events, and push models, which tend to focus on diachronic processes of change, are necessarily complementary in explaining the pan-regional patterns of aggregation and abandonment that characterize the occupation of the northern Southwest. Depending on one's temporal and spatial frames of reference, push and pull models will have different explanatory potential in explaining how the Pueblo world and its many regional parts came to be. This complementarity will expand, rather than restrict, our explanatory potential.' (page 423). Adler et al. also point out that there were several hundred years when aggregation was adopted and then abandoned as a settlement strategy before it became the permanent pattern after AD 1400. This way of transitioning to village life occurred in a similar way in the southern Levant where it took about 1000 years to become the dominant pattern. Only the data that pertain to the Early Anasazi period of 1300-700 BP (AD 700-1300) were marked for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) codes.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 93

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. nt95-093

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-438)

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 Archaeologists-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). 1300-500 BP (AD 700-1540)

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

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


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