“Impressive. . . . The book shows what it means to simulate historical processes. . . . One of the best [books on historical simulation] available.”
(Juan A. Barcelo Departament de Prehistòria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Jasss Journal Of Artificial Societies & Social Simulation
"An important book."
(Catherine M. Cameron American Antiquity
"An exemplary study of the rise of farming villages in the ancient past and should be of interest well beyond Southwest specialists."
(Gregson Schachner American Anthropologist
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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