Ancestral Pueblo (Other Keyword)

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Additional Figures and Maps for Connected Communities (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Matthew Peeples.

Geologic map of the greater Cibola region showing locations of sites sampled for INAA. Map of major sites mentioned in the text. Chronological schemes for the greater Cibola region. All figures pertain to: Peeples, Matthew A. (2018) Connected Communities: Networks, Identity, and Social Change in the Ancient Cibola World. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ.


All for Drone and Drone for Free: A Free and/or Open-Source Workflow for UAV Imagery Collection and Analysis (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelsey Reese.

This is an abstract from the "Novel Statistical Techniques in Archaeology II (QUANTARCH II)" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Full coverage pedestrian survey to record new sites on unknown archaeological landscapes is costly in terms of money, time, and personnel. Archaeological projects are usually limited in these resources and have to simultaneously balance data quantity with quality within their budgetary means. Researchers have experimented...


An Analysis of Biscuit Ware Ceramic Standardization in the Lower Chama Watershed, New Mexico (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christina Stewart.

The Classic period (AD 1350-1598) in the Lower Chama Watershed of New Mexico was a time of rapid population growth and coalescence. Despite these dynamic population shifts, this time remains largely understudied. In this research, I examine the social dynamics of coalescence in the Lower Chama Watershed by analyzing changes in biscuit ware production at Sapa’uinge (LA 306), the largest Classic period pueblo in the region. Biscuit ware is a locally produced whiteware common at Sapa’uinge which...


Analysis of Prehistoric Flagstaff Cultural Developments (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Galen McCloskey.

The chronology of prehistoric cultural developments within the American Southwest has been a subject of interest and debate since the archaeologists began to study the region. Although archaeologists have recognized patterns of aggregation throughout the Southwest, the degree to which the patterns are synchronous through prehistory remains uncertain. This research focuses on the development of a cultural chronology of the prehistoric Flagstaff area ranging from A.D. 600 through A.D. 1300,...


Ancestral Pueblo Agriculture on the Pajarito Plateau: A Geoscience Investigation of Field Terraces in the Northern Mountains of New Mexico (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hannah Van Vlack. Jamie A. Civitello. Rory P. Gauthier. Robert Powers.

In honor of Robert Powers, Bandelier National Monument (BNM) presents research on his final project investigating agricultural potential in the arid highlands of the American Southwest. Powers’ research was conducted on behalf of the University of New Mexico’s anthropology doctoral program for archaeology. The Park is well-known for its ancestral Pueblo archaeological sites and the unique, natural ecotones throughout the Eastern Jemez Mountains. The region is topographically dynamic; the...


Ancestral Pueblo Site Distribution Data from Los Alamos National Laboratory on the Pajarito Plateau (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Holtkamp. Sandi Copeland. Alan Madsen. LeAnn Purtzer. Jennifer Payne.

The Pajarito Plateau of northern New Mexico has been a place of significant archaeological study for over one hundred years. Situated just north of Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is situated on 25,395 acres of the northern Pajarito Plateau, 90.9% of which has been surveyed for heritage resources, LANL manages over 2,000 archaeological sites, 1,505 of which are affiliated with the Ancestral Pueblo culture. This study has two primary objectives: the first is to...


Ancestral Pueblo Turkey Management on the Pajarito Plateau (C.E. 1150-1600) (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cyler Conrad. Sandi Copeland.

This is an abstract from the "Current Research on Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Domestication, Husbandry and Management in North America and Beyond" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In this paper we use bone apatite and collagen stable isotope analysis to examine long-term Ancestral Pueblo turkey management strategies on the Pajarito Plateau in the northern Rio Grande of New Mexico. Since previous preliminary research within this region identified...


The Ancestral Puebloan Community of Alkali Ridge: Investigating The "Prudden Unit" Paradigm (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Braeden Dimitroff. Candice Disque.

The 2017 Alkali Ridge Data Modernization Project completed an intensive survey of 10 Ancestral Pueblo habitation sites within the Alkali Ridge National Historic Landmark as part of the ongoing collaboration between NMSU and the National Park Service to modernize data and conduct research. The 2017 fieldwork season focused on recording small residential sites in close proximity to community centers to examine the role small satellite habitations played in the Pueblo II-III period landscape of...


Ancestral Puebloan Settlement Patterns of Redwood Llama Ranch: Analysis of GIS and Fieldwalking Survey (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tucker Deady.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Archaeological survey of 800 acres at Redwood Llama Ranch in southwest Colorado documented over 50 previously unrecorded archaeological sites. A 2016 survey, completed as a settlement pattern study using a landscape archaeology framework, explored the extent of Ancestral Puebloan habitation and activity within this property situated in a canyon and on the...


And the Legacy Continues: Homol’ovi Looking Forward (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Saul Hedquist. Samantha Fladd. Vincent M. LaMotta. Nancy Odegaard.

This paper honors the anthropological contributions of the Homol’ovi Research Program (HRP) and its directors. We reflect on the conception and implementation of field and curation protocols that enabled years of innovative research into ancient Pueblo lifeways, work that continues today. Though fieldwork in the region has ceased, researchers still benefit from exceptional field recording standards, sound conservation techniques, and an explicitly behavioral project methodology. HRP was...


Animal as Social Actor: A Case Study of a Pre-Colonial Northern Tiwa Structure (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melanie Cootsona.

This paper explores the role of animals as social actors, namely the way natural animal behaviors influence human religious settings. The paper focuses on the case study of a floor organization of a formally closed thirteenth century Northern Tiwa kiva in the Northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico. The worldview and beliefs of the Northern Tiwa were deeply shaped by the species and biomes with whom they co-habited. Through the synthesis of material data, ethnographic information and behavioral...


Anomalous Floor 2 Features in the Point Pueblo Great Kiva (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carol Lorenz. David Preston.

This is an abstract from the "Social Interaction and Networks at the Intersection of Central Mesa Verde and Chaco/Cibola Culture Areas in the Middle San Juan River Valley" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. During the 2016 and 2018 seasons, excavators found more than 150 features in Floor 2 of the eastern half of the Great Kiva at Point Pueblo. Of these, 99 were east of the eastern vault complex. Features were lined with clay or adobe, demonstrated...


The Aquatic Imaginary of Ancestral Tiwa Landscapes (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Severin Fowles.

In this paper, I explore Ancestral Tiwa rock modifications and linguistic conventions to identify what might be referred to as an "aquatic imaginary" governing Pueblo engagement with the northern Rio Grande landscape. The movement of water, it is argued, emerged out of a preceding Archaic preoccupation with the movement of animals as the dominant new way of both conceptualizing ecological systems and intervening in those systems through the organization and modification of stone. Evidence from...


Archaeogenomic Evidence from the American Southwest Points to a Pre-Hispanic Scarlet Macaw Breeding Colony North of the Endemic Neotropical Range in Mexico between 900 And 1200 CE (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard George. Stephen Plog. Adam Watson. Kari Schmidt. Douglas Kennett.

This is an abstract from the "Frontiers in Animal Management: Unconventional Species, New Methods, and Understudied Regions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Hundreds of scarlet macaw skeletons have been recovered from archaeological sites across the American Southwest and northwestern Mexico. The location of these skeletons more than 1,000 km outside their Neotropical endemic range has suggested a far-reaching pre-Hispanic acquisition network....


Archaeological Collecting at the Museum of Northern Arizona: Then and Now (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elaine Hughes.

This is an abstract from the "To Curate or Not to Curate: Surprises, Remorse, and Archaeological Grey Area" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is a private institution, yet 89% of its archaeological holdings are from federal, tribal, and state lands. The story of how MNA acquired these collections is rooted in its founding in 1928 by a group of local citizens under the leadership of Dr. Harold S. and Mary-Russell...


Archaeological Landscape Studies in Alkali Ridge and Montezuma Canyon during the Pueblo II and III Periods (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Fumi Arakawa. Braeden Dimitroff. Fred Neils.

This is an abstract from the "Transcending Modern Boundaries: Recent Investigations of Cultural Landscapes in Southeastern Utah" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Montezuma Canyon and Alkali Ridge areas occupy a cultural and ecological boundary between the Great Sage Plain of the central Mesa Verde region and the canyon lands of the western Mesa Verde region. However, physiological and ecological differences are apparent between the two...


An Archaeological Study of the Anomalous Sites aong Southern Nevada’s California Wash (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shannon Horton.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This poster aims to provide a comparative study using the ceramics at three prehistoric sites along southern Nevada’s California Wash. Several surveys, text excavations, and some full excavations were undertaken ahead of the proposed Navajo-McCullough Transmission Line Right-of-Way located in Clark County, Nevada. Typically archaeological sites in southern...


An Archaeology of Ash? Exploring Chacoan Contexts and Practices (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carrie Heitman. Paul Reed.

The goal of this paper is to bring together disparate data sources on various Chaco-era sites both within Chaco Canyon, NM and outside (Salmon Pueblo) to examine the use of ash in intramural contexts. In light of recent work on the dimensions of animation, precedence, ancestors and heirlooms evident in Chacoan architecture, what patterns emerge regarding the deliberate use and deposition of ash? And how might we use Puebloan ethnographic accounts of ash to help inform our interpretations? ...


Architectural Documentation at the Montezuma Castle and Casa Grande Ruins National Monuments (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Guebard. Angelyn Bass. Doug Porter. Larry Nordby.

This is an abstract from the "The Vanishing Treasures Program: Celebrating 20 Years of National Park Service Historic Preservation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This presentation will discuss a partnership between the National Park Service and the University of New Mexico for in-depth documentation of ancient architecture at the Montezuma Castle cliff dwelling and Casa Grande great house. While the project was initially developed to produce a...


Architectural Specialization in Basketmaker III Proto-Villages (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shanna Diederichs. Grace Erny. Aryel Rigano.

The foundations of Ancestral Pueblo community organization were codified in aggregated communities during the Basketmaker III Period (A.D. 500-725). This study compares morphological differences in public architecture and habitation pit structures at several aggregated sites in the Northern San Juan Region to reveal functional specialization of space associated with both long-term habitation and periodic communal gathering behavior. This specialization may reflect the primary social institutions...


Architecture and Ritual Abandonment Sequences at the BaahKu Archaeological Site, Taos Valley, NM (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Catrina Whitley. Evangelia Tsesmeli.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This poster presents the variation of architectural features and abandonment processes excavated and interpreted from BaahKu (LA 37627), in Taos Valley, New Mexico. Recent discoveries indicate intra-site variation in both construction and indicating contact and exchange with communities in the greater northern Rio Grande Valley and possibly beyond. This...


Are You a Tool? A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Worked Bone from Wupatki National Monument (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan Laurich. Wyatt Benson. Natalie Patton. Chrissina Burke.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Zooarchaeological analysis provides details on the processes used to create and modify bone artifacts and the potential use of these materials by past peoples. This poster provides the results of faunal analysis, usewear analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and experimental archaeology to examine bone artifacts from Wupatki National Monument. The data...


Assessing Archaeological Applications of Curated Sediment Samples: A Case Study at Mesa Portales (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nathan Shelley.

This is an abstract from the "How to Conduct Museum Research and Recent Research Findings in Museum Collections: Posters in Honor of Terry Childs" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This project assesses the research utility of curated sediment samples excavated at Mesa Portales, New Mexico. These archaeological deposits date to the Pueblo III period (1150-1300 AD) and contain evidence suggesting two traditionally estranged cultures, Gallina and...


Assessing the Effectiveness of Various Scanning Technologies in Digitally Capturing Fingerprints on Corrugated Wares (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lindsay Shepard.

Methodological advances in the study of fingerprints by criminologists have revived an interest in using dermatoglyphic evidence to conduct archaeological research. The analysis of fingerprint impressions left in ceramics is being used to investigate topics such as craft specialization and social organization. While most impressions left in ceramics lack the completeness needed to identify individual potters, fragmentary prints can be used to analyze things such as ridge density. Given a large...


At a Crossroads: 300 years of Pottery Production and Exchange at Goat Spring Pueblo, NM (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Suzanne Eckert. Deborah Huntley.

The Goat Spring Archaeology Project explores late Pueblo period (A.D. 1300 - 1680) cultural continuity and transformation in south-central New Mexico. Goat Spring Pueblo was occupied periodically: initially during a period of demographic reorganization and expansion of regional networks in the 1300s, again during the early Spanish Colonial period, and possibly during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. This highland village was strategically located along the trail connecting Western Pueblo and Rio Abajo...