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Agricultural Impacts on Soil Compaction and Sediment Size

Part of the Legacies on the Landscape project

Author(s): Katie Johnson

Year: 2005

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Many activities affect soil composition, wind, rain, volcanic activity, time, and mammals are just a few examples. Humans are one of the many organisms that affect soil; however they have a measurable impact in a short horizon of time compared to many of the other agents of soil formation. Human activities impact soil formation in many ways ranging from agricultural practices to building and mining, and even war. Understanding how agricultural processes impact the landscape is helpful as it allows us to better understand the different agricultural techniques that were used across different landscapes, which intern help us to better understand the people that were employing those techniques.

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Agricultural Impacts on Soil Compaction and Sediment Size. Katie Johnson. 2005 ( tDAR id: 406859) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ZS2ZF4


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1200 to 1450

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.162; min lat: 34.079 ; max long: -111.907; max lat: 34.296 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Landowner(s): Bureau of Land Management

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University, Department of Anthropology

Repository(s): Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology

File Information

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Soil-Compaction-Paper--Johnson.doc 231.00kb Aug 3, 2016 10:40:30 AM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America