Landscapes, land use, and the history of territory formation: An example from the puebloan southwest

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Abstract

Territories are spatial units that encompass the broadest range of a society's land-use behaviors as well as the history of human interactions with the natural landscape. Drawing from published documents pertaining to the North American Indian Land Claims and to the prehistory and history of land use among the Hopi Indians of Arizona, this paper integrates spatial, material, and historical variables of land use behavior (1) to formulate an empirical definition of territory and (2) to develop a generalized life history of territory formation that can be applied explicitly to the archaeological record.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-103
Number of pages37
JournalJournal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • Hopi history
  • Hopi prehistory
  • Land use
  • Landscape
  • Life history
  • Territory formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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