This study investigates the vulnerability of subsistence agriculturalists to food shortfalls associated with dry periods. I approach this effort by evaluating prominent and often implicit conceptual models of vulnerability to dry periods used by archaeologists and other scholars investigating past human adaptations in dry climates.
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- Climate Change
- Cultural Anthropology
- food shortfalls
- resource marginality
- subsistence agriculture
- U.S. Southwest
- Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Antiquities.
- Human beings--Effect of climate on--Southwest, New.
- Human beings
- Indians of North America--Agriculture--Southwest, New.
- Human ecology--Southwest, New--History--To 1500.
- Human ecology
- Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Population.
- Indians of North America
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-300)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Anthropology