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October 2011

Final Report on VEP I Available Soon!

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In early 2012 the University of California Press will publish Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages: Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology. Edited by Tim Kohler and Mark Varien, this volume takes a broad, comparative look at the AD 600-1280 period in the central Mesa Verde region, moving back and forth between the output from the agent-based model "Village" and the archaeological record. What factors affected local settlement practices, including aggregation, and how did these change through time? What impacts did these populations have on their landscapes? Do these help explain the 13th-century depopulation? This is our comprehensive synthetic report on the first six years of the Village Ecodynamics Project, funded by NSF Biocomplexity grant BCS–0119981. You can read the first chapter here.

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