Depopulation of the Northern Southwest: A macroregional perspective

J. Brett Hill, Jeffery J. Clark, William H. Doelle, Patrick D. Lyons

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Our objective in this chapter is to provide a macroregional context for the depopulation of the northern Southwest. We propose to do this through the use of the Coalescent Communities Database (Wilcox et al. 2003), which allows us to illustrate demographic trends throughout the Greater Southwest in the late prehispanic period. This also allows us to discuss some of the subtleties and complications of regional depopulation by comparing the northern Southwest-the primary focus of this volume- to the Hohokam region of southern Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLeaving Mesa Verde
Subtitle of host publicationPeril and Change in the Thirteenth-century Southwest
PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780816599684
ISBN (Print)9780816519125
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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