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Nevertheless, previous research has offered only limited understanding of the territory in which these sites were found, including the locations of habitation and nonhabitation sites, road networks, and patterns of resource distribution and exploitation.
Without this light, if "the white besieged by red" shuts out other colors, the white is an absence, a nonhabitation of space, associated with borders and categories that organize and separte--a process explicitly severing women's connections to other women: "White appears and reappears and disappears, boundaries of field, some owning or lowing, the subtracted smallness, the dots in focus, magenta snow screen, all that falls away from you, black letters through the page, your mother's name you did not keep" (10).