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xi Acknowledgments While writing this book, I received an enormous amount of help and encouragement . This work began a few years ago as a dissertation project at Arizona State University (ASU). My committee, including Keith Kintigh, Michelle Hegmon, Margaret Nelson, and Barbara Stark, provided numerous helpful insights that have greatly improved the final product. Keith was all that a graduate student could hope for as a committee chair, long-time mentor, and friend. This research is built upon the work of a number of scholars and has involved collaborating with people from many institutions. Michael Glascock and Jeff Speakman of the Archaeometry Lab at the University of Missouri Research Reactor were incredibly helpful over the course of this research and assisted me during a 1-week visit to Columbia in 2005. Rebecca Schmidt and Tessa Schut ably and quickly processed hundreds of samples at the lab. Patty Jo Watson provided quick and insightful answers to questions about the Cibola Archaeological Research Project (CARP). Chuck Redman secured funds to transfer the CARP collection to ASU in 2004, which made the analysis of the collection and access to project records remarkably simple. Michael Barton and Dolma Roder of ASU facilitated access to the CARP collections, as well as to collections made by ASU archaeologists in Manuelito Canyon and along Jaralosa Draw. Dean Saitta made the University of Denver collections from Togeye Canyon available and answered a number of questions about the archaeology of the area. Keith Kintigh provided access to collections and records from the Ojo Bonito Archaeological Project and the Heshotauthla Archaeological Research Project, which were excellent points of comparison for my study of the El Morro Valley. The late Alfred Dittert and Judy Brunson-Hadley selected samples for analysis from Dittert’s survey of Cebolleta Mesa. Jimmy Smith of the Texas Archaeological Society sent a number of pottery samples from the Techado area. Andrew Duff, Deborah Huntley, and Barbara Mills graciously provided access to data from xii acknowledgments their earlier instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) studies in the Zuni area. This study could not have happened without the support of people involved in the ASU archaeological field school in 2003 and 2004, which I codirected with Keith Kintigh. I greatly appreciate the assistance and encouragement of a number of landowners in the El Morro Valley, including many members of the Davis and Vogt families, Peter McKenna, and Joe Nicoll. We had an excellent staff, including Sophia Kelly, Stephanie Kulow, Matt Peeples, Jason Sperinck, Scott Thompson, Josh Watts, and Gene Peters. Roger Irwin and the Amaterra Foundation provided us with a wonderful field camp for both seasons. We were also lucky to have a great group of students each year. Suzanne Eckert and Deborah Huntley lent us a hand at various times during those seasons as well. Financial support for this project was provided by multiple organizations . INAA of pottery was supported by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (BCS-0451354) and a NSF grant to the Archaeometry Lab at MURR (BCS-0102325). The Graduate and Professional Student Association at ASU and the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society provided funds for travel to collect samples and work with MURR researchers. A Fred Plog Fellowship from the Society for American Archaeology enabled the hiring of an undergraduate research assistant, Caitlin Wichlacz, who helped collect and organize settlement data from the El Morro Valley. More recently I have received support from a number of people and units at the University of California, Los Angeles. I especially appreciate the support of my colleagues and department chairs in the Department of Anthropology and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Final production of this volume was generously assisted by the Dean of Social Sciences. Staff at The University of Arizona Press have been particularly helpful during the final push to complete this book. The comments of the Editorial Board and two anonymous reviewers have hopefully sharpened the ideas presented here. Allyson Carter deserves a commendation for supporting and commenting on the book during the final stages of writing and production. Finally, I greatly appreciate the encouragement of enumerable colleagues and friends at ASU, UCLA, and elsewhere during the course of my archaeological career. As in any field of study, many people influence what we learn and how we think. For sake of brevity, I will refrain from naming individuals. I would inevitably leave important people out and hopefully you know who you are. I would also like to thank my family for their encouragement throughout this...


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