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Kiva / Great Kiva (Site Type Keyword)

Parent: Non-Domestic Structures

Circular or rectangular ceremonial structure. May be subterranean or part of a surface room block.

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1957 Gladwin, Harold Sterling, A History of the Ancient Southwest (1957)

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Citation DOCUMENT Harold S. Gladwin.

[tDAR id: 368789] This book regards the histories of the Southwest and its peoples from approximately 200 A.D. to 1450 A.D.


1959 Excavations, Glen Canyon Area (1960)

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DOCUMENT William D. Lipe. Floyd W. Sharrock. Keith M. Anderson. David S. Dibble. Dee A. Suhm.

[tDAR id: 93014] During 1959, the University of Utah conducted two excavation programs in the Glen Canyon area: 1) at the Coombs site, at Boulder, Utah (Lister, 1959, 1960). and 2) at a number of sites in the Glen Canyon reservoir area proper. This report presents the results of the latter program. The work was part of the Upper Colorado River Basin Archeological Salvage Project, sponsored by the National Park Service. The history of this project has been summarized in another paper in this series (Jennings...


The 1959-1960 Transwestern Pipeline: Window Rock to Flagstaff (1964)

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DOCUMENT Alan P. Olson.

[tDAR id: 374930] During the winter of 1959-1960, Transwestern Pipeline Inc. and Gulf Interstate Co. constructed a 30 inch transmission pipeline form Texas to the California border. The Museum of Northern Arizona, in agreement with the National Park Service, provided the personnel for archaeological salvage on a portion of the line across northern Arizona. The project was under the overall direction of Charles R. Steen and Zorro A. Bradley of the Southwestern Region Headquarters of the National Park Service in...


3D Scanning and Documentation of Rockart Features on Petroglyph Trail at Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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PROJECT Uploaded by: Angie Payne

[tDAR id: 375942] In this project, the Leica C10 and Breuckmann SmartScanHE were used to document petroglyphs and the associated cliff face located on Petroglyph Trail between Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The Leica Scanstation C10 scanner was used be to scan the lower cliff wall along the petroglyph trail (approximately 1 km long) at an average resolution of 0.5 – 3 cm. Moderate resolution data for the panels was also captured using a Leica C10 scanner at a resolution...


AAS Homolovi Stabilization Project Scope of Work (2010)

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DOCUMENT E. Charles Adams. Jim Britton.

[tDAR id: 399352] Due to State budget issues, Homol'ovi Ruins State Park, created in 1986 to preserve four ancestral Hopi villages, has been closed. Having concern there may not be any future maintenance done on the exposed structures; Ron Robinson, Chair, Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) suggested in a meeting at Homolovi on March 18 that perhaps the AAS could organize a stabilization team to help preserve the ruins, utilizing members with recognized expertise and experience in this type of work. (In...


Additive Technologies Group Midlevel Research Design (1983)

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DOCUMENT Eric Blinman.

[tDAR id: 374737] This document is an extension of work begun by William A. Lucius, and its substance owes much to his foresight in the design of the Dolores Archaeological Program ceramic analysis system. Scott Travis authored a draft research design for ceramics which was helpful during the writing of portions of the present version. Dean Wilson and Rob Waterworth provided intense discussions of the interpretation of ceramic data, and their arguments and ideas have shaped and continue to shape...


An Administrative History of the Chaco Project (1982)

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DOCUMENT Mary Maruca.

[tDAR id: 392815] This report describes development of the Chaco Project, a long-term program of archaeological and historical research centered on the cultural resources in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. The text summarizes the goals and objectives of the program and how it came to be managed. The early years of the project are described, including information from interviews with some of the individuals who shaped the project. Also described are problems which later emerged as the program grew and changed. This...


Aerial Remote Sensing Techniques in Archeology (1977)

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DOCUMENT James I. Ebert. Melvin L. Fowler. George J. Gumerman. Elmer Jr. Harp. Laurence D. Kruckman. Thomas R. Lyons. Allan D. Marmelstein. William Meyer. Gary W. North. Henry T. Svehlak. Louis James Tartaglia. John A. Ware. Robert K. Hitchcock. Edited by: Thomas R. Lyons. Robert K. Hitchcock.

[tDAR id: 178384] Today the term remote sensing is generally understood as a technique for the acquisition of environmental data by means of non-contact instruments operating in various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum from air and space platforms. The resultant information may be in the form of a pictorial record or digitized data on tape. In a larger context, however, remote sensing can be considered as a discipline in and of itself with its own peculiar methods, objectives and goals. In this...


Akins_Northern Rio Grande_Biological Data Sources_Table 2 (2011)

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DATASET Nancy Akins.

[tDAR id: 5939] This table presents Akins' sources of biological data throughout the Northern Rio Grande area. It presents site names, occupation periods, number of burials, and published references.


Akins_Northern Rio Grande_Mortuary Data Sources_Table 1 (2011)

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DATASET Nancy Akins.

[tDAR id: 5938] This table presents Akins' sources for mortuary feature data throughout the northern Rio Grande area. It includes site names, occupation periods, number of burials, and published reference.


Akins_Northern Rio Grande_Mortuary Patterns_Table 3 (2011)

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DATASET Nancy Akins.

[tDAR id: 5940] In this table, Akins presents a summary of mortuary patterns in her burial sample from 13 sites in the Northern Rio Grande area. She provides summary data for the following variables: burial location, flexion, position, orientation, and non-perishable burial goods


Akins_Northern Rio Grande_Paper_Exploring Mortuary Variability in the Northern Rio Grande (2011)

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DOCUMENT Nancy Akins.

[tDAR id: 5937] The Pueblo Indians who live in the Northern Rio Grande belong to several distinct linguistic groups and their cultural differences may be reflected in past burial practices. With a few notable exceptions, much of the older data on Northern Rio Grande burials is presented as summaries without regards to age or sex and without definitions of exactly what is meant by the terms used to describe even basic treatment such as orientation and body position. Thus, the typical level of reporting is...


Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace (1911)

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DOCUMENT Jesse Walter Fewkes.

[tDAR id: 398949] This report describes archaeological investigations and ruins reconstruction and stabilization work done by Fewkes and his crew in the summer of 1909. In that time Fewkes describes repairing "...completely this great ruin and to leave it in such condition that tourists and students visiting it may learn much more about cliff-dwellings than was possible before the work was undertaken." This report describes the excavation and repair work done. It increases existing knowledge by directing...


Architecture and Dendrochronology of Chetro Ketl, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1983)

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DOCUMENT Jeffery S. Dean. Peter J. McKenna. Richard L. Warren. Florence Hawley Ellis. Edited by: Stephen H. Lekson.

[tDAR id: 178594] Chetro Ketl is one of the largest ruins in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico. The visible architecture of Chetro Ketl dates from the early eleventh to the early twelfth centuries A. D. The rear wall of the building is about 480' long. The ruins cover almost 3 acres, with almost half of that area consisting of enclosed plaza. Chetro Ketl, at its largest, had between 200 and 225 ground-floor rooms, and a total of 450 to 550 rooms on all stories. Twelve kivas are currently visible,...


Architecture and Material Culture of 29SJ1360 Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1984)

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DOCUMENT Peter J. McKenna. H. Wolcott Toll. Edited by: Lynne Sebastian.

[tDAR id: 178543] In the summer of 1974, the Chaco Center, now the Division of Cultural Research, National Park Service, began its second season of field excavations in Chaco Canyon. The inventory survey of the canyon was essentially complete, and research emphasis had shifted to the study of Pueblo I sites. Excavation of 29SJ1360 (hereafter called 1360) was undertaken as part of an effort to examine the full temporal range of the canyon's Anasazi occupation. As it happened, excavations at 1360 did not produce...


Arizona Archaeological Society Stabilization Project at Homol'ovi I & II Part 1: Introduction & Homol'ovi II (2012)

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DOCUMENT E. Charles Adams. Jim Britton.

[tDAR id: 399404] The primary interpretive site open to the public at Homol'ovi State Park (the Park) is Homol'ovi II. To enhance the visitors experience and understanding of what they are seeing, one large Kiva (structure 708) and five rooms and an outside activity area (structures 211, 212, 215, 216, 217, and 221) were excavated and previously stabilized. The Park's interpretive trail and signage lead the visitor to these areas and provide information. These areas have been impacted by visitation and weathering...


Arizona State University: 1988 and 1990 Field Season Survey, Preliminary Reports (1991)

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DOCUMENT Tammy T. Stone.

[tDAR id: 369320] The 1988 and 1990 Arizona State University archaeological field schools were part of a continuing, long term research project in and around the Zuni Indian Reservation of west central New Mexico. This is a preliminary report on these two seasons. In addition to survey, excavation was carried out at two sites, the Hinkson Ranch Site and Heshotauthla. These excavations will be reported on elsewhere and are not the subject of this report other than a brief statement of their relationship to the...


AZ- Archaeological Report 1921 (2011)

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DOCUMENT Melissa Spencer.

[tDAR id: 372922] Dendrochronological samples extracted from the structures of Aztec Ruin starting in 1967 and continuing to this day.


AZ- Archaeological Report 1921 (2011)

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DOCUMENT Melissa Spencer.

[tDAR id: 372923] Dendrochronological samples extracted from the structures of Aztec Ruin starting in 1967 and continuing to this day.


AZ- Archaeological Report 1938 (2011)

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DOCUMENT Melissa Spencer.

[tDAR id: 372819] Dendrochronological samples extracted from the structures of Aztec Ruin starting in 1967 and continuing to this day.


AZ- Archaeological Report 1940 (2011)

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DOCUMENT Melissa Spencer.

[tDAR id: 372917] Dendrochronological samples extracted from the structures of Aztec Ruin starting in 1967 and continuing to this day.


AZ- Archaeological Report 1941 (2011)

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DOCUMENT Melissa Spencer.

[tDAR id: 372903] Dendrochronological samples extracted from the structures of Aztec Ruin starting in 1967 and continuing to this day.


AZ- Archaeological Report 1945 (2011)

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DOCUMENT Melissa Spencer.

[tDAR id: 372928] Dendrochronological samples extracted from the structures of Aztec Ruin starting in 1967 and continuing to this day.


AZ- Archaeological Report 1967 (2011)

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DOCUMENT Melissa Spencer.

[tDAR id: 372812] Dendrochronological samples extracted from the structures of Aztec Ruin starting in 1967 and continuing to this day.


AZ- Archaeological Report 1967 (2011)

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DOCUMENT Melissa Spencer.

[tDAR id: 372816] Dendrochronological samples extracted from the structures of Aztec Ruin starting in 1967 and continuing to this day.

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