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Village Ecodynamics Project


Mike Bremer

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Mike Bremer
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Senior Researcher

Mike Bremer is the Forest Archaeologist for the Santa Fe National Forest.



Mike Bremer is the Forest Archaeologist for the Santa Fe National Forest.  He started working in archaeology in 1976 for the Arizona State Museum while he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree.  Since that time he has worked for the National Park Service, the State of Arizona, for several private contracting firms and for Northern Arizona University.  He finished the work for his Master’s degree at Northern Arizona University in 1987 and became a permanent employee with the Forest Service after starting seasonal work for the Coconino National Forest in 1980.  Mike has conducted research on the Sinagua archaeology of Walnut Canyon in the Flagstaff area, the archaeology of the Gallina region of northern New Mexico, and Late Ancestral Pueblo developments in the Northern Rio Grande.  Primary research interests include the study of peripheral cultural development and settlement studies.  On the Forest he has an active interest in understanding the relationship between the many communities that have used the Forest lands in the past.  He has worked extensively with tribal communities in the Northern Rio Grande on issues dealing with traditional uses of ancestral lands on the Santa Fe National Forest.  As the lead archaeologist on the Santa Fe National Forest he has extensive experience with the cultural resources of the Santa Fe and Northern Rio Grande region.  Mike lives in La Puebla between Espanola and Chimayo with his wife Anne Baldwin who is the District Archaeologist at the Espanola Ranger Station.




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A Diverse Team

The Village Ecodynamics Project seeks to understand ancient Pueblo peoples in their social and environmental contexts, a task that benefits from close collaboration among researchers from diverse disciplines. Alongside archaeology, computer science, ecology and geology, biomolecular science and economics play important roles. In the long run we hope that projects such as this will help the social sciences to overcome their historic isolation from biology, the earth sciences, and mathematics.

In the shorter term our agent-based models provide mechanisms for integrating insights from paleoclimatology, anthropology, and ecology, and provide expectations against which we can compare the always-surprising richness and variability of the actual historical contexts that we study in southwestern Colorado and north-central New Mexico.

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