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Archaeological Adhesives in the American Southwest (2017)


The ancient cultures of the American Southwest used various plant and insect exudates as adhesives in a range of artifacts, including mosaic plaques, arrows, wooden tools, and in pottery as a repair and sealant. The conservation department at the Arizona State Museum surveyed the adhesives used in the Pottery and Archaeological Perishable Collections, analyzing over 100 objects that included every major cultural group in the Southwest sourced to 35 different archaeological sites. Identification...

Blending Architectural Traditions at the Edge of Cibola, New Mexico (2017)


The archaeological zone south of Grants, New Mexico and north of Quemado, New Mexico has long represented an enigma for southwestern archaeologists. Straddling the so-called Mogollon-Pueblo boundary and lying south of the boundary between the Pueblos of Acoma and Zuni, its archaeology combines traits of multiple cultural traditions. Detailed recording at sites in the area reveals a mix of architectural approaches including use of adobe, sandstone, and igneous rock—often at the same site. This...

Burning as Ritual in the Jornada Mogollon (2015)


What is the significance of multiple burning events at Cottonwood Spring Pueblo (LA 175) an El Paso Phase (A.D. 1300-1450) Mogollon village in Southwest New Mexico? What do these burning events tell us about the life history of the pueblo? When did they occur? How do they compare to burning events at contemporary sites in the American Southwest? Contextual evidence suggests they are separate ritual events. What purposes did these events serve? How do they differ from other purposeful pueblo...

A Comparison of Miniature Pottery Vessels from the Reserve and Mimbres Branches of the Mogollon of Southwestern New Mexico (2017)


This study will compare the attributes of Miniature Pottery Vessels in the Mimbres and Reserve Branches of the Mogollon Cultural Area. I will focus on their types, forms, decorative elements, traces of use, and depositional context. The vessels will be no more than 10 cm (4") or less in any dimension. This long-term comparison compares the similarities and differences of the vessel’s characteristics in the two regions in the years between A.D. 450 and 1450. This study may yield important data...

Faunal Evidence for Subsistence Strategies at Cottonwood Spring Pueblo (2015)


The zooarchaeological assemblage from Cottonwood Spring Pueblo (LA 175), an El Paso Phase (A.D. 1275-1450) horticultural village in southern New Mexico is dominated by small game. What explains this pattern? The high relative percentage of rabbit to deer follows a general trend associated with aggregated populations, growing agriculture dependence, and less seasonal mobility. Additional variables possibly contributing to this trend include shifts to small game in response to droughts, over...

Formative Settlements on the Pinaleno Mountains Bajada: Results of Phased Archaeological Treatment of Sites AZ CC:6:40 and AZ CC:6:43 (ASM) within the U.S. Highway 191 Right-of-Way between Mileposts 110.40 and 117.60 south of Safford, Graham County, Arizona (2004)


Data recovery at two prehistoric archaeological sites along U.S. Highway 191 south of Safford in Graham County, southeastern Arizona.

Laser Removal of Graffiti from Pictographs at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, El Paso County, Texas: A Five-Year Review (2017)


In 2009, a three phase project was initiated at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site to remove graffiti that was painted over Native American pictographs, using portable lasers. The first phase of this project tested the ability of a laser to remove graffiti from an area of rock that did not contain pictographs; this test showed that a laser could be used to remove layers of graffiti from the igneous formations at the site. In 2010, samples of graffiti paint that was not directly on the...

The Pine Lawn-Reserve Area Archaeological Project: Results and Prospects (2015)


Between 1939 and 1955, Paul Sidney Martin and John Rinaldo of the Field Museum excavated or tested more than 30 archaeological sites in the Pine Lawn/Reserve region of New Mexico. Researchers from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the United States Forest Service, and elsewhere have since 2010 been working to re-locate and record those sites, many of which were never properly registered with state and federal authorities. This paper shares results of that research as well as exploratory...

The Reserve Area Archaeological Project (2017)


Since 2014 archaeologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Reserve Area Archaeological Project (RAAP) have conducted survey work in the greater Reserve, New Mexico region. They examined numerous tracts in a range of biomes to better understand the highly variable topographic setting and archaeological settlement patterns, documenting dozens of new sites in the process. After spending a week in the New Mexico site files in Santa Fe in March, 2016, the team also spent substantial time...

Revisiting the Mogollon Early Pithouse Period (2017)


The beginning of the Early Pithouse period in the Mogollon region, around A.D. 200, was marked by a fundamental shift in material culture and lifeways. This major shift included the introduction of ceramics and the construction of more substantial habitation structures as well as communal structures. Yet, relatively speaking, few Early Pithouse period sites have been excavated, and many of the sites that have been excavated were excavated 30 or more years ago. This poster presents new data from...

Shifting North: Social Network Analysis and the Pithouse-to-Pueblo Transition in the Mogollon Highlands (2015)


This poster examines the changes in the social networks of the Mogollon Highlands that accompanied the transition to pueblo architecture around A.D. 1000 using Social Network Analysis (SNA). SNA offers a set of formal methods in which ties and relations between sites can are examined. Using the proportions of decorated ceramics within a site’s assemblage, social networks are created for 50-year intervals, allowing for changes in the networks to be observed before and after the pithouse-to-pueblo...

A Study of Miniature Pottery Vessels in the Mimbres Region (2015)


What role did miniature vessels play in the lives of pit house and pueblo peoples of the ancient American Southwest? Were they toys? were they ritual? what is the evidence of their uses?To begin answering these questions I have complied data to explore the contexts of miniature vessels. This poster explores a case study of Mogollon sites (A.D. 200-1450) from Southwestern New Mexico. In this poster I will discuss traces of the life histories of miniature vessels including where they are found...

Survey in the York-Duncan Valley, Arizona: Understanding Patterns of Mogollon Population Aggregation and Dispersal (2017)


This research project examines prehistoric population aggregation and abandonment processes by analyzing how communities in Arizona’s York-Duncan Valley nucleated, and then dispersed in or abandoned the region from the end of the Early Agricultural period to the Salado period. The Upper Gila River Valley offers a unique opportunity to understand these dynamics. The research explores the interplay of ecological and demographic pressures within a resilience theoretical framework. I suggest that...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America