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10.24.11 - October 24, 2011 Abandonment of Places of...

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October 24, 2011 Abandonment of Places of Ancestral O’odham and Pueblo Dwellers: Resilience or Failure? Why you might abandon a location? “Push Factors”: Political instability or conflict Undesirable social/religious situation Economic instability/lack of opportunity Resource depletion Drought (in dry climates) Climate change (e.g. sea level rises) “Pull Factors”: Economic opportunity elsewhere More stable political situation Greater religious/social tolerance NOTE: Abandonment does not equal failure! Ancestral Puebloan Peoples (formally called Anaszi) o Some pueblos were made of adobe and some of stone Hokokam = ancestral O’Odam/Pima o People who are traditional agriculturalists (raising corn) o Irrigation canal built around AD 1000 Built in order to irrigate fields (corn, squash, cotton) o Network of Hohokam irrigation canals and settlement in Phoenix Basin, AD 1000 o Clash of Cultures
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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10.24.11 - October 24, 2011 Abandonment of Places of...

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