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Cycles of demographic and organizational change are well documented in Neolithic societies, but the social and ecological processes underlying them are debated. Such periodicities are implicit in the “Pecos classification,”

Cycles of demographic and organizational change are well documented in Neolithic societies, but the social and ecological processes underlying them are debated. Such periodicities are implicit in the “Pecos classification,” a chronology for the pre-Hispanic U.S. Southwest introduced in Science in 1927 which is still widely used. To understand these periodicities, we analyzed 29,311 archaeological tree-ring dates from A.D. 500 to 1400 in the context of a novel high spatial resolution, annual reconstruction of the maize dry-farming niche for this same period.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1126/sciadv.1501532
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    Bocinsky, R. K., Rush, J., Kintigh, K. W., & Kohler, T. A. (2016). Exploration and exploitation in the macrohistory of the pre-Hispanic Pueblo Southwest. Science Advances, 2(4). doi:10.1126/sciadv.1501532

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