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Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages: Models of Central Mesa Verde Archæology (Origins of Human Behavior and Culture) Hardcover – April 10, 2012

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“Impressive. . . . The book shows what it means to simulate historical processes. . . . One of the best [books on historical simulation] available.”
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"An exemplary study of the rise of farming villages in the ancient past and should be of interest well beyond Southwest specialists."
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Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages integrates an impressive amount of data on past human settlement, subsistence, climate and resource availability in the Mesa Verde region. A truly groundbreaking work of superior scholarship.” --Michael Adler, editor of The Prehistoric Pueblo World, A.D. 1150-1350

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Product Details

  • Series: Origins of Human Behavior and Culture (Book 6)
  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520270142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520270145
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth L. Petersen on April 6, 2012
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This work is the culmination of years of research in southwest Colorado. This is the most complete rendition of the developing modeling effort. For those who have followed this research through the years they will be pleasantly surprised at finally getting the complete story that has been pretty piecemeal up until now.
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