Joseph A. Tainter

2008, January 24–27
Short SeminarArchaeology and Sustainability—IHOPEThis seminar brought together archaeologists and climatologists dedicated to furthering archaeology's contributions to debates over sustainability. The group discussed two projects: one concerning the socio-environmental dynamics of a number of past societies, and another focusing on water as an issue of the past and present.
2005, March 29–30
Short SeminarThe Cycles of Social and Environmental Complexity in Lowland Latin AmericaAs part of an ongoing institutional collaboration, SAR interim president George Gumerman co-chaired a March planning seminar with Santa Fe Institute (SFI) research professor J. Stephen Lansing.
Themes in Southwest PrehistorySAR Press PublicationThemes in Southwest PrehistoryTwo dozen leading archaeologists isolate a number of themes that were central to the process of increasing complexity in prehistoric Southwestern society, including increased food production, a greater degree of sedentism, and a dramatically increasing population.

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