Patterns of Prehistoric Settlement in the El Morro Valley, New Mexico

Author(s): Patricia E. Rubertone

Year: 1973


The design of ·the research hypotheses sampling, data collection and analyses, has made it possible to extrapolate for the region in general the transformations of the natural into the cultural landscape. The analysis of the pattern of settlement when evaluated in terms of the distribution of natural resources exposes many innuendos of prehistoric land use. While the utilization of resources is not totally dependent on demographic variables,(i.e., religious, social etc., norms can also program use), the examination of the distribution of sites in reference to these natural zones suggests models of prehistoric spatial behavior and reveals regularities from which predictive propositions of site location are formulated.

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Patterns of Prehistoric Settlement in the El Morro Valley, New Mexico. Patricia E. Rubertone. . New York University. 1973 ( tDAR id: 458638)

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1225 to 1350 (Based on Tree RIng Dates)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.476; min lat: 35.031 ; max long: -108.236; max lat: 35.174 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Steven LeBlanc; Patty Jo Watson; Charles Redman

Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation

Repository(s): Arizona State University (ASU)

Prepared By(s): Washington University