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Next Speaker MONDAY November 7 at 7pm at the Kit Carson Board Room
Please join the speaker at Guadalajara Grill South for dinner at 5pm.
Monday November 7, 2022
Jonathan is an archaeologist who is broadly interested in human-environment interactions from the past to the present across the globe. He focuses on North American prehistory, specializes in the zooarchaeology of the U.S. Southwest, and uses principles of data science in his research. He received his PhD at the University of New Mexico and is postdoctoral scholar at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. Jonathan is particularly fascinated by human behavioral ecology, stable isotope ecology, 3D geometric morphometrics, radiocarbon chronology building, and conservation biology.
Title: Down the Rabbit Hole: Testing the Garden Hunting Hypothesis in the Northern U.S. Southwest
Abstract: Garden hunting is the capture of animals from cultivated areas for food, and it is a specific subsistence practice where humans simultaneously use gardens for food production and as animal traps. Here, Jonathan summarizes work where he and a team of researchers use stable isotope analysis to test whether jackrabbits and cottontails fed on the same foods that Ancestral Pueblo people did. He demonstrates how these animals—recovered from the multiple sites—relied on categorically different foods than humans, which raises important questions about the prevalence of garden hunting in the past and what the abundance of jackrabbit and cottontail remains represents. This work highlights the need to more thoroughly understand how farming impacted wild animals in the pre-Hispanic U.S. Southwest, how those impacts altered foraging practices, and how those practices changed or remained constant through time.
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History of Taos Archaeological Society Project
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