Animas-La Plata Project Volume X: Environmental Studies
This volume of the AnimasLa Plata series (SWCA Anthropological Research Paper No. 10) contains three sections: geomorphological studies, archaeobotanical studies, and vertebrate faunal studies. The first section comprises studies of landscape change and stability, soil fertility, and paleoclimate in Ridges Basin. The second section comprises six chapters describing and interpreting modern environmental, macrobotanical, and pollen analyses conducted as part of the project. The final section describes and interprets the vertebrate faunal data recovered during project excavations.
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Geomorphic Research in Ridges BasinResearch Questions and Goals
Landscape Change and Stability in Ridges BasinImplications for Pueblo I Habitation
Ridges Basin Soil FertilityImplications for Prehistoric Agriculture
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achenes Achnatherum hymenoides aggradation agricultural alluvial fan ALP project archaeobotanical Arizona Artemisia Asteraceae basin bottom Basin Creek Basin Shrub Basketmaker Blue Mesa bones Building Sequence Carbon Mountain caryopsis cattail charcoal Cheno-am clay Colorado common bean deposits dominant drought Durango area early Pueblo Eastern Fabaceae faunal assemblage Feature Figure floodplain flotation samples Gambel's Garden Plot grass groups Indeterminate juniper landforms landscape locations Locus macrobotanical maize Mammal Modern Plant modern pollen MPC Station North-central Cluster PDSI values Peraphyllum percent pigweed pinon Pinon-juniper Pinus pit structure plant communities plant resources Poaceae pollen grains pollen samples pollen wash samples ponderosa pine Ponderosa Pine/Pine prehistoric present Profile project area Pueblo Pueblo I Habitation Pueblo I period purslane rabbitbrush recovered relatively Research Ridges Basin Ridges Basin Plant Sacred Ridge sagebrush Sample Results scores season sediment seeds Shrub species specimens sunflower family surface Table taxa Taxon ungulate Western Cluster wild plants Wildcat Ridge