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An Administrative History of the Chaco Project (1982)

DOCUMENT Mary Maruca.

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...


Analysis of Two Magnetic Surveys in Chaco Canyon National Monument: Pueblo Alto and 20SJ633 (1981)

Citation DOCUMENT Connie J. Bennett. John Weymouth.

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Archaeological Surveys of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1981)

DOCUMENT Alden C. Hayes. David M. Brugge. James W. Judge.

The Chaco Center became operational in 1971 as a joint venture of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and the University of New Mexico. Both organizations had been involved with the Chaco for many years prior to that time. Chaco Canyon National Monument was established in 1907 to protect and preserve its numerous, outstanding archeological resources for the benefit of the public. It has been administered by the National Park Service since 1916. The University of New...


A Biocultural Approach to Human Burials From Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1986)

DOCUMENT Nancy J. Akins.

The study of human remains offers a unique perspective on prehistory. Environmental reconstructions can approximate the constraints of life in a particular area, but the examination of the human remains can measure the success of a population's adaptation to those conditions. Mortuary practices are a part of the cultural system that has seldom been studied by Southwestern archeologists. Too often biological and cultural aspects are treated as independent topics. The biological analyses do not...


Ceramics, Lithics, and Ornaments of Chaco Canyon: An Analysis of Artifacts from Chaco Project, 1971-1978 Volume 1 Ceramics (1997)

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To improve management and interpretation of Chaco Canyon National Monument (now Chaco Culture National Historical Park) and to increase knowledge about the environment and its effects on cultural adaptations in the Chaco drainage of northwestern New Mexico (Figure l.l), a multidisciplinary research project was initiated in 1969 by the National Park Service, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico (Maruca 1982). Fieldwork began in 1971 with a sample transect survey, followed by a...


Ceramics, Lithics, and Ornaments of Chaco Canyon: Analyses of Artifacts from the Chaco Project, 1971-1978 Volume II. Lithics (1997)

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To improve management and interpretation of Chaco Canyon National Monument (now Chaco Culture National Historical Park) and to increase knowledge about the environment and its effects on cultural adaptations in the Chaco drainage of northwestern New Mexico (Figure l.l), a multidisciplinary research project was initiated in 1969 by the National Park Service, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico (Maruca 1982). Fieldwork began in 1971 with a sample transect survey, followed by a...


Ceramics, Lithics, and Ornaments of Chaco Canyon: Analyses of Artifacts from the Chaco Project, 1971-1978 Volume III. Lithics and Ornaments (1997)

DOCUMENT Frances Joan Mathien.

To improve management and interpretation of Chaco Canyon National Monument (now Chaco Culture National Historical Park) and to increase knowledge about the environment and its effects on cultural adaptations in the Chaco drainage of northwestern New Mexico (Figure l.l), a multidisciplinary research project was initiated in 1969 by the National Park Service, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico (Maruca 1982). Fieldwork began in 1971 with a sample transect survey, followed by a...


Great Pueblo Architecture of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1984)

DOCUMENT Stephen H. Lekson. William B. Gillespie. Thomas C. Windes.

After a century of excavation and survey in Chaco Canyon, a new study of Chacoan architecture should be redundant. Oddly enough, this is not true. The most extensive field studies of Chacoan building were the earliest (Holsinger 1901; Jackson 1878), undertaken before the development of tree-ring dating; while the most important dendrochronological studies (Bannister 1965; Robinson et al. 1974) were accomplished without the benefit of concurrent fieldwork. Chaco's archaeological literature,...


Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico 1975-1979: Volume I Summary of Tests and Excavations at the Pueblo Alto Community (1987)

DOCUMENT Thomas C. Windes.

Pueblo Alto is one of 13 or 14 greathouses in Chaco Canyon in which the Bonito phase had been widely identified. Altos classification as Chacoan greathouse includes the complex of traits that Powers et al. (1983:15-16) have used to classify “Chacoan structures.” These traits include large site, size large rooms with high ceilings, massive stone, core and veneer walls, and construction of large-scale units indicative of complex planning efforts. In this report, the Bonito phase is not restricted...


Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico 1975-1979: Volume II Part 1 Architecture and Stratigraphy (1987)

DOCUMENT Thomas C. Windes. H. Wolcott Toll.

This volume is devoted primarily to the description of the field work conducted at Pueblo Alto (Figure 1.1). Over 4,700 pages of field notes and 5,500 photographs cover the excavation of 13 rooms and 2 kivas at Pueblo Alto along with the description of all tests. These investigations have been reorganized and distilled here. To the interested reader some idea of the magnitude of the notes for Pueblo Alto is suggested by comparison with Judd’s work at Pueblo Bonito that netted two shoe boxes full...


Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico 1975-1979: Volume III Part 1 Artifactual and Biological Analyses (1987)

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Analyses of the material culture and ethnobotanical materials recovered from the excavations at Pueblo Alto are presented here, with the exception of the coprolite, pollen, and human parasite results, which were published previously (Clary 1984; Cully 1985; Reinhard and Clary 1986; respectively). These analyses covered span of many years and were interspersed with reports and field work involving other sites of the Chaco Project. For the most part, analyses of the Pueblo Alto materials were...


Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico: Volume II Part 2 Architecture and Stratigraphy (1987)

DOCUMENT Thomas C. Windes. H. Wolcott Toll.

This volume is devoted primarily to the description of the field work conducted at Pueblo Alto (Figure 1.1). Over 4,700 pages of field notes and 5,500 photographs cover the excavation of 13 rooms and 2 kivas at Pueblo Alto along with the description of all tests. These investigations have been reorganized and distilled here. To the interested reader some idea of the magnitude of the notes for Pueblo Alto is suggested by comparison with Judd’s work at Pueblo Bonito that netted two shoe boxes full...


Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico: Volume IV Microfiche (1987)

DOCUMENT Thomas C. Windes. Frances Joan Mathien.

This document provides a microfiche version of all appendixes from volumes I-III of the "Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico" publications.


Investigtaions at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon: Volume III Part 2 Artifactual and Biological Analyses (1987)

DOCUMENT Thomas C. Windes.

Analyses of the material culture and ethnobotanical materials recovered from the excavations at Pueblo Alto are presented here, with the exception of the coprolite, pollen, and human parasite results, which were published previously (Clary 1984; Cully 1985; Reinhard and Clary 1986; respectively). These analyses covered span of many years and were interspersed with reports and field work involving other sites of the Chaco Project. For the most part, analyses of the Pueblo Alto materials were...


The Spadefoot Toad Site: Investigations at 29SJ629 Chaco Canyon, New Mexico Vol. 1 (1993)

DOCUMENT Thomas C. Windes. S. Berger. D. Ford. C. Stevenson.

The relationship of the small houses or villages to the contemporary large towns or greathouses of the Bonito phase (A.D. 900-1150) has long provoked discussion among archeologists (e.g., Kluckhohn 1939; Vivian 1970b. 1989, 1990) and was no less intriguing to the Chaco Project staff. Although attention has generally focused on greathouses as pivotal for deciphering sociopolitical complexity during the Chacoan Phenomenon, small-house occupation and the communities in which both large and small...


The Spadefoot Toad Site: Investigations at 29SJ629 Chaco Canyon, New Mexico Vol. II (1993)

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The relationship of the small houses or villages to the contemporary large towns or greathouses of the Bonito phase (A.D. 900-1150) has long provoked discussion among archeologists (e.g., Kluckhohn 1939; Vivian 1970b. 1989, 1990) and was no less intriguing to the Chaco Project staff. Although attention has generally focused on greathouses as pivotal for deciphering sociopolitical complexity during the Chacoan Phenomenon, small-house occupation and the communities in which both large and small...

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