The Historical Linguistics of Uto-Aztecan Agriculture

  title={The Historical Linguistics of Uto-Aztecan Agriculture},
  author={W. L. Merrill},
  journal={Anthropological Linguistics},
  pages={203 - 260}
The Uto-Aztecan language family figures prominently in research on early agriculture in western North America. A central issue is the role that the members of the Proto-Uto-Aztecan speech community might have played in the diffusion of maize agriculture from Mesoamerica to the southwestern United States. Key to addressing this issue is determining whether an agricultural lexicon can be reconstructed for Proto-Uto-Aztecan, but despite several comparative studies of the agricultural lexica of the… Expand

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