Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/303301
Title:
Navajo Warfare and Economy, 1750-1868
Author:
Kemrer, Meade; Graybill, Donald A.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)
Issue Date:
Nov-1970
Description:
Author's manuscript for article published in The Western Canadian Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 2 No. 1, Nov. 1970.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/303301
Abstract:
Introduction: Dendrochronology has traditionally been employed by archaeologists in a typological sense to provide the necessary spatio-temporal framework for changing attribute or element configurations. In contrast, this paper will stress the potential of dendrochronological analysis as a powerful inferential tool for studying the dynamics of changing human behavior. The most extensive archaeological survey of an ethnically identified population in the American Southwest was conducted between 1953 and 1960 for the Navajo Land Claims Commission. Legally acceptable evidence of Navajo use and occupancy of contested or extra-reservation areas made rigorous time-controls a necessity. These were provided by tree-ring dating, the dating of Navajo ceramics and trade items associated with sites, and through informants who not only knew when sites were occupied, but often the age, sex and clan membership distributions of the former occupants. Criteria for the Navajo identity of structures and features were derived from ethnohistoric research and interviewing Navajos and other persons who had experienced intimate contact with the Navajo people (Littell, 1967).
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US

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dc.contributor.authorKemrer, Meadeen_US
dc.contributor.authorGraybill, Donald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-11T02:03:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-11T02:03:01Z-
dc.date.issued1970-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/303301-
dc.descriptionAuthor's manuscript for article published in The Western Canadian Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 2 No. 1, Nov. 1970.en_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Dendrochronology has traditionally been employed by archaeologists in a typological sense to provide the necessary spatio-temporal framework for changing attribute or element configurations. In contrast, this paper will stress the potential of dendrochronological analysis as a powerful inferential tool for studying the dynamics of changing human behavior. The most extensive archaeological survey of an ethnically identified population in the American Southwest was conducted between 1953 and 1960 for the Navajo Land Claims Commission. Legally acceptable evidence of Navajo use and occupancy of contested or extra-reservation areas made rigorous time-controls a necessity. These were provided by tree-ring dating, the dating of Navajo ceramics and trade items associated with sites, and through informants who not only knew when sites were occupied, but often the age, sex and clan membership distributions of the former occupants. Criteria for the Navajo identity of structures and features were derived from ethnohistoric research and interviewing Navajos and other persons who had experienced intimate contact with the Navajo people (Littell, 1967).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research Archives. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleNavajo Warfare and Economy, 1750-1868en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen_US
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