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Breaking from the Tradition of Central Plains Archaeology: Collected Papers Concerning the Central Plains Tradition (1981)

Citation DOCUMENT Alan J. Osborn.

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Cultural Resource Survey for the Proposed East Onaqui Chaining Project (1984)

Citation DOCUMENT Douglas S. Dodge.

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The Daily Grind: Trends in Grinding Stone Use in Eastern Tigrai from 1600 BCE to Modern Times (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Laurie Nixon-Darcus.

A morphological investigation of grinding stones recovered from the Northern Ethiopian site of Mezber revealed changes through time that likely were made to increase efficiencies. The need for efficiency may have been due to increasing needs (e.g. larger populations, an increasing reliance on grains in the diet, a desire to reduce grinding times). Through the phases at Mezber the archaeological evidence suggests a change in the quantity of grinding stones. The growing numbers of recovered...


The Early Intermediate Period Farmer’s Almanac: Co-Producing Agriculture, Time, and Community on the North Coast of Peru. (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Lindi Masur. Jean-Francois Millaire.

Previous research on plant foods and social memory in the Andes has primarily focused on ritual feasting amongst elite segments of society within the confines of exclusionary monumental spaces. However, it is vital to look beyond elite-directed activities and consider ritualized commoner and quotidian practices as integral to community building and memory making. This paper will demonstrate how domestic food production and consumption, the construction of agricultural landscapes, and wild plant...


The Effect of Property Rights on Low-Level Food Production (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Jacob Freeman.

A basic premise of economics is that more secure property rights reduce conflict and provide an incentive for individuals to invest capital to increase productivity. This premise underlies recent theories developed by archaeologists that food production and more secure property rights, by necessity, co-evolve. The argument goes like this: Dense and predicable resources provide an incentive for more secure property rights and more secure property rights provide an incentive for individuals to...


Food Production and Village Life in Prehistoric Southeastern United States (1971)

Citation DOCUMENT William H. Sears.

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Interlinking Practices and Community Assemblages: Agriculture and ritual in ancient Hualcayán, Peru (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Rebecca Bria.

This paper combines assemblage theory with ritual economy in the study of long-term community formation at prehistoric Hualcayán, in highland Ancash, Peru. In particular, it explores how the people of Hualcayán interlinked and coordinated their practices of building, food production, and ritual consumption to assemble a Recuay community during the Andean Early Intermediate Period (AD 1–700). It traces the archaeological evidence of how religious ideologies, social group divisions, and...


Landcover Change and Economic Change During the Iron Age in Western Kenya (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Ryan Szymanski.

Archaeological evidence from numerous sites throughout Western Kenya show that the Iron Age was a time of considerable environmental and cultural change in this region. A short sediment core derived from lower Kingwal Swamp was collected and analyzed for its microbotanical, fungal, and charcoal content with the goal of clarifying the duration, context, and extent of these changes as visible through landscape modification. These sediments capture approximately the last 1800 years of ecological...


Modeling Prehispanic Agricultural Risk Landscapes in the Cibola Region of the U.S. Southwest (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Jon Norberg. John Anderies. Jon Sandor. Grant Snitker. Andrea Torvinen.

Ethnographic research suggests maintaining diverse subsistence strategies and extensive social networks help to mitigate various ecological risks (e.g., Cashdan 1985; Spielmann 1986; Wiessner 1982). The prehispanic agriculturalists of the semi-arid U.S. Southwest faced several ecological challenges and may have maintained social connections with ecologically diverse areas as a risk mitigation strategy. To test this hypothesis, we have developed a temporally and spatially explicit model of...


The Nile vs. the Rift: Exploring contrasts in the spread of food production in Africa ~4200 bp (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Elisabeth Hildebrand. Anneke Janzen.

Characterizing the patterns and processes of early food production across Africa is difficult because the continent’s large landmass, diverse physiography, and regionally specific environments and crops hinder generalization. Due to these challenges, accounts of early food production in Africa tend to be narrative syntheses: they either present a detailed sequence of developments in one specific region, or ‘follow’ the spread of food production from the earliest herding in the eastern Sahara...


Origins of Food Production in the New World. In American Arch. Past and Future: a Celeb. of the Soc. for American Arch (1986)

Citation DOCUMENT Barbara L. Stark.

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Prehistoric Food Production in North America (1984)

Citation DOCUMENT Richard I. Ford.

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The Social Opportunity Hypothesis (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Jacob Freeman.

My work is motivated by the finding that the first farmers of the deserts of Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona formed settlements near and farmed reliable and productive flood plains. To understand why, I investigate to the processes that lead hunters and gatherers to invest in the low-level production of food in general. I use a dynamical systems model to investigate the effect of low-level food production on the ability of foragers to predictably allocate time to reaping the fitness...


Towards a Food Production Calendar for the Lower Salt Valley (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Robert Hunt. Scott Ingram.

A food production calendar for the Lower Salt River Valley would amplify our understanding of the largest prehistoric irrigation system in the New World. Hunt and Ingram have assembled a food production calendar for the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Hohokam of the Middle Gila River valley (Kiva 2014). A question is whether this calendar can be extended to the Lower Salt River valley. The environmental variable for which we have the most information is air temperature. The historical records of...

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