The Importance of Sample Context in Dendroarchaeological Interpretation: An Example from Northwestern New Mexico, USA

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Title:
The Importance of Sample Context in Dendroarchaeological Interpretation: An Example from Northwestern New Mexico, USA
Author:
Towner, Ronald; Grow, Dave; Psaltis, June; Falzone, Alice
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Issue Date:
2001
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Citation:
Towner, R., Grow, D., Psaltis, J., Falzone, A. 2001. The importance of sample context in dendroarchaeological interpretation: an example from northwestern New Mexico, USA. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):75-88.
Abstract:
Archaeological tree-ring samples provide environmental, chronological, and behavioral information about past human use of the landscape. Such information, however, can only be fully exploited if sample pro- veniences and beam attributes are completely documented. This paper discusses implications of the sample proveniences, beam attributes, and dates from McKean Pueblito, an eighteenth century Navajo site in northwestern New Mexico, USA. Although the date distribution suggests at least three different interpretations of the site construction history, the contextual data indicate that the site was built in AD 1708 and remodeled in 1713. Areal contextual and tree-ring data from McKean Pueblito and other sites in the area are used to discuss larger scale Navajo behavioral and demographic adaptations to the changing physical and social environments of eighteenth century New Mexico. These examples illustrate how sample context at various spatial scales can significantly enhance interpretations of tree-ring data.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
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http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Importance of Sample Context in Dendroarchaeological Interpretation: An Example from Northwestern New Mexico, USAen_US
dc.contributor.authorTowner, Ronalden_US
dc.contributor.authorGrow, Daveen_US
dc.contributor.authorPsaltis, Juneen_US
dc.contributor.authorFalzone, Aliceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZen_US
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.identifier.citationTowner, R., Grow, D., Psaltis, J., Falzone, A. 2001. The importance of sample context in dendroarchaeological interpretation: an example from northwestern New Mexico, USA. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):75-88.en_US
dc.description.abstractArchaeological tree-ring samples provide environmental, chronological, and behavioral information about past human use of the landscape. Such information, however, can only be fully exploited if sample pro- veniences and beam attributes are completely documented. This paper discusses implications of the sample proveniences, beam attributes, and dates from McKean Pueblito, an eighteenth century Navajo site in northwestern New Mexico, USA. Although the date distribution suggests at least three different interpretations of the site construction history, the contextual data indicate that the site was built in AD 1708 and remodeled in 1713. Areal contextual and tree-ring data from McKean Pueblito and other sites in the area are used to discuss larger scale Navajo behavioral and demographic adaptations to the changing physical and social environments of eighteenth century New Mexico. These examples illustrate how sample context at various spatial scales can significantly enhance interpretations of tree-ring data.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationTowner, R., Grow, D., Psaltis, J., Falzone, A. 2001. The importance of sample context in dendroarchaeological interpretation: an example from northwestern New Mexico, USA. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):75-88.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262558-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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