Amber L. Johnson
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Initial documentation for Binford 2001 Frames_of_Reference
- Frames_of_Reference_Documentation: e.g., Computed Variables by Amber Johnson
- Binford-Johnson environmental maps
Publications in Pdf
Amber L. Johnson, 2008 Distinguishing Environmental and Density Dependent Aspects of Adaptation. Before Farming 2008/4 article 5: pp. 11-27.
Amber L. Johnson, Editor. 2004. Processual Archaeology: Exploring Analytical Strategies, Frames of Reference, and Culture Process.
- Table of Contents. -- Prelude : Searching for home in the modern landscape of archaeology / Robert L. Kelly — 1. The goals of processual archaeology / Amber L. Johnson — 2. Middle Paleolithic assemblage formation at Riparo Mochi / Steven L. Kuhn — 3. Taphonomy and site structure of a late Paleolithic open-air site / James G. Enloe — 4. Modes of ceramic production and distribution: some observations from Philippine ethnoarchaeology / William A. Longacre — 5. Mobility, sedentism, and intensification : organizational responses to environmental and social change among the San of southern Africa / 6. Robert K. Hitchcock — Poison hunting strategies and the organization of technology in the circumpolar region / Alan J. Osborn — 7. The functional hypothesis revisited : an evaluation of cumulative graphs using the Mousterian in the eastern Sahara of Egypt and in southwest France / Fred Wendorf and Romuald Schild — 8. Population ecology, predator-prey dynamics, and Paleolithic society / Mary C. Stiner — 9. On niche breadth, system stability, and the importance of a phrase / Amber L. Johnson — 10. Niche : a productive guide for use in the analysis of cultural complexity / Lewis R. Binford —11. Solving Meno's puzzle, defeating Merlin's subterfuge : bodies of reference knowledge and archaeological inference / LuAnn Wandsnider.
Amber L. Johnson. 2004. Chapter 1: The Goals of Processual Archaeology. pp. 11-27, In, Processual Archaeology: Exploring Analytical Strategies, Frames of Reference, and Culture Process.
Amber L. Johnson, 2004. Chapter 9: On Niche Breadth System Stability and the Importance of a Phrase. pp.261-296 Processual Archaeology: Exploring Analytical Strategies, Frames of Reference, and Culture Process.
Amber L. Johnson, 2004. Why Not to Expect a “World State”. Cross-Cultural Research May 2004 38: 119-132.
- Abstract: Predicting future sociopolitical developments requires a different strategy than projecting existing trends into the future. Projection assumes stability in the boundary conditions under which systems operate, whereas predicting the future requires some understanding of the structure and function of the types of entities under consideration. States are organized to coordinate communication and effort among their component parts and to facilitate communication and coordination with other systems. Although organizational properties of states must accomplish these tasks, an entity at the global scale, with no external systems, would not be expected to be organized this way. Thus, one may question the logic of projecting trends in the size and number of states to anticipate the date at which another type of entity may appear.
Amber L. Johnson, 2002. Cross-Cultural Analysis of Pastoral Adaptations and Organizational States. Cross-Cultural Research 36(2): 151-180.
Amber L. Johnson and Robert J. Hard, 2008. Exploring Texas Archaeology with a Model of Intensification. Plains Anthropologist 53(205): 137-153.
Amber L. Johnson, Adolfo Gil, Gustavo Neme, and Jacob Freeman, 2009 Maices e intensificacion_explorando el uso de los marcos de referencia. _____
Lewis R. Binford. 1971. Mortuary Practices: Their Study and Their Potential Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology No. 25, Approaches to the Social Dimensions of Mortuary Practices (1971), pp. 6-29. Published by: Society for American Archaeology.
- Lewis R. Binford, 2004. Chapter 10: Niche: A Productive Guide for Use in the Analysis of Cultural Complexity. pp. 297-314, In, Processual Archaeology: Exploring Analytical Strategies, Frames of Reference, and Culture Process.
Lewis R. Binford. 2004. Chapter 1: Beliefs about Death, Behavior, Mortuary Practices. In, Explaining social change : studies in honour of Colin Renfrew / edited by John F. Cherry, Chris Scarre & Stephen Shennan.
- Subjects: Renfrew, Colin, 1937-; Social archaeology.
- Chapter 1 Beliefs about Death, Behaviour, and Mortuary Practices among Hunter-gatherers: a Search for Causal Structure? 1
LEWIS R. BINFORD
- Chapter 2 Social Archaeology and the Unfinished Business of the Palaeolithic 17
- Chapter 3 Stage 3 Climate and the Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in Europe: Evolutionary Perspectives 27
- Chapter 4 Neo-thingness 45
- Chapter 5 Fractal Farmers: Patterns of Neolithic Origin and Dispersal 53
- Chapter 6 An Overview of Neolithic Settlement Patterns in Eastern Thessaly 65
MATS JOHNSON & CATHERINE PERLtS
- Chapter 7 Figuring Out Social Archaeology at Sitagroi 81
ERNESTINE S. ELSTER
- Chapter 8 Towards an Island of Mind? 93
CAROLINE MALONE & SIMON STODDART
- Chapter 9 A Choreography of Construction: Monuments, Mobilization and Social Organization in
Neolithic Orkney 103 COLIN RICHARDS
- Chapter 10 Now You See It, Now You Don't: Changing Obsidian Source Use in the
Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea 115 ROBIN TORRENCE
- Chapter 11 Island Prehistories: a View of Orkney from South Uist 127
MIKE PARKER PEARSON
- Chapter 12 Hail to the Chiefdom? The Quest for Social Archaeology 141
- Chapter 13 The Development of an Island Centre: Urbanization at Phylakopi on Melos 149
- Chapter 14 Stating Identities: the Use of Objects in Rich Bronze Age Graves 167
MARIE LOUISE STIG SORENSEN
- Chapter 15 The Role of Exchange Relations in the Origins of Mesopotamian Civilization 177
JOAN OATES & DAVID OATES
- Chapter 16 Cycles of Collapse in Greek Prehistory: the House of the Tiles at Lerna
and the 'Heroon' at Lefkandi 193 JAMES WHITLEY
- Chapter 17 Before Devanika: Social Change and State Formation in the Mekong Valley 203
- Chapter 18 Aegean Islands and Islanders 215
- Chapter 19 Aphrodite Observed: Insularity and Antiquities on Kythera through Outsiders' Eyes 227
CYPRIAN BROODBANK, JOHN BENNET & JACK L. DAVIS.
- Marwick, Ben. 2008. Stone artefacts and recent research in the archaeology of mainland Southeast Asian hunter-gatherers. Before Farming 2008/4 article 5.
- Branstetter, Cassie E. (Elaine) 2009. Correlations in Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers. References: Lewis Binford's Hunter-Gatherer data set and Master ethnographic coding guide
Environmental file WorldWSminusAlaska_output.csv
- WorldWSminusAlaska_output.csv Weather stations 8000 from around the world.
- 1, 2 residentially movile: ExNomov1, 2
- lower density higher mobility, higher density lower mobility
- Expected group size 1,2,3
- Collaboration with Nora Franco (Argentina)
studies stone tool lithic tools - distances they came from; rare things like obsidian; 14 sites across patagonia. Paper for Sfaa meeting.
- Model of pathogen rates, reproductive rates
Those maps in the 4 farming papers.
- codebook for variable names in the excel spreadsheets
- Chichihua Mexico
- Total pop for ethno group
- group sizes within the group
- When is regression equations out of bounds
- What can be projected for the world
- 3 ET zones ma for the world
- 12.75 ET Centigrade
- Yellow band have plants but need storage areas where agric often invented
- effect of warm Atlantic or other currents
- ET sensitive to elevation and general circulation patterns and ocean warming
- Surfer an older program, take into paint...
- decimal degrees