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University of Arizona (1976)

ABORIGINAL AGRARIAN ADAPTATION TO THE SONORAN DESERT : A REGIONAL SYNTHESIS AND RESEARCH DESIGN

Grady, Mark Allen

Titre : ABORIGINAL AGRARIAN ADAPTATION TO THE SONORAN DESERT : A REGIONAL SYNTHESIS AND RESEARCH DESIGN

Auteur : Grady, Mark Allen

Université de soutenance : University of Arizona

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 1976

Résumé
The record of settled farmers occupying the Sonoran Desert during the prehistoric and proto-historic periods is a long and important one. This record has not been adequately studied from a regional perspective. The historical basis for this lack of regional perspective is identified and a solution to the problem—a regional research design—is developed in detail. The importance of a regional orientation toward archaeological research is discussed and the value of research designs in framing such research considered. This approach is strengthened by a synthesis of the available information on the relevant environment and culture of the region through time with an emphasis on regional adaptation. This synthesis serves as a base for an operational model proposing an explanation for adaptive stability and change within the region. This model is then translated into a series of explicit hypotheses and test implications that can be evaluated through archaeological survey and excavation within the Sonoran Desert region.

Mots clés : Indians of North America — Agriculture — Arizona.

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