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Destruction of Stored Food in Pre-Contact Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Communities: Food for Thought

Author(s): Michael Adler

Year: 2016

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Past archaeological interpretations of site destruction and the elimination of associated food resources, namely through burning, focus largely on conflict-based models of village warfare. This paper considers the role that food-related issues, particularly food-related toxins, might also have played in the destruction of food resources and relocation of village populations during the late pre-contact (AD 1200-1540) period in the Northern Rio Grande region.


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Destruction of Stored Food in Pre-Contact Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Communities: Food for Thought. Michael Adler. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404432)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America