Chimney Rock: A Cultural Ecological Model of Adaptation

Matt, Stephen (2009) Chimney Rock: A Cultural Ecological Model of Adaptation. [Abstract]

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This research demonstrates that people were present in the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area (CRAA) before the “Chaco System” expanded north into the region. This paper incorporates the results of a re-evaluation of site 5AA256, which was conducted during the summer of 2008. Julian Steward’s model of cultural ecology is used to reconstruct the agricultural subsistence system of the resident population. The astronomical significance of Chimney Rock combined with the presence of naturally formed sediment traps provide a possible explanation for the incorporation of the eight existing communities at Chimney Rock into the Chaco system. Finally, it is suggested that the astronomical knowledge regarding the spires was present among the inhabitants of the region before the expansion of the Chaco system into the area.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 4th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chimney Rock Archaeological Area (CRAA), Chaco System, Cultural ecology, Archaeology & Ecology, Nature -- Effect Of Human Beings On, Human Ecology, Archaeology, Ecology, Cultural Landscapes, Civilization -- History, Anthropology, Environmental Sciences
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Anthropology
NBS Symposium
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 14:14
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 14:14

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