This exceptionally well-written and thought-provoking collection
regarding the thirteenth-century occupation and abandonment of the
Northern San Juan region and associated districts is an invaluable resource.
—Journal of Anthropological Research
The contributors develop a robustly coherent picture of drought and
environmental degradation that led to depopulation and violent conflict.
Particularly interesting is the argument advanced by several contributors that out-migration itself caused social disruption that hastened further abandonment.