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With National Science Foundation support, Dr. Jane Buikstra leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Arizona State University and the Center for American Archeology in exploring the origins of agriculture in Eastern North America, one of 10 regions worldwide known to have witnessed the independent domestication of plants.
Digital Antiquity’s mission is to ensure preservation of and access to digital archaeological information.
This National Science Foundation-funded doctoral dissertation research examines how people form socio-economic relationships through time and across space and through these connections are able to exert control of labor, maintain long-distance trade contacts, and differentially access material and ideological resources and as a result become wealthy members of society while others cannot.
Why do societies become complex, developing social hierarchies with specialized economic, political and religious roles for their members? Why do civilizations expand? Northern Mexico’s ancient past is an ideal context for studying these questions.
This project seeks to obtain baseline condition information of prehistoric rock art and historic inscriptions at Pipe Spring National Monument and provide educational opportunities for National Parks Service staff, college students and tribal members in the art, techniques and use of 3-D laser imaging in managing cultural resources.