CAMBIUM-PEELED TREES IN THE ZUNI MOUNTAINS, NEW MEXICO

Ronald H Towner, Stacy K. Galassini

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Abstract

Cambium-peeled trees are relatively common in ponderosa pine forests of the Intermountain West. Found from British Columbia to southern New Mexico, cambium-peeled trees have been interpreted as (a) a response to famine conditions related to climatic variations, (b) a response to conflict-related food shortages and scheduling issues, (c) a sweet or delicacy, and (d) a medicinal product used to treat various internal and external ailments. This paper uses dendrochronology, and ethnohistory to examine three spatially discrete groups of peeled trees in the Zuni Mountains of New Mexico in terms of their relationships to climatic variability, conflict and cultural practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-227
Number of pages21
JournalKIVA
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology

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