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Rain, Birds, and Whistle Tunes: Tewa Pueblo Rainmaking and the Ecological Importance of Bone Aerophones at Sapa'owingeh, New Mexico (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rachel Burger.

Bone whistles recovered from archaeological sites of the Rio Chama watershed are recognized widely as markers of the ceremonial elaboration that accompanied coalescence, the concentration of large populations into dense settlements, and set the Pueblo IV period (AD 1275-1600) apart from earlier occupation in the region. And yet, we know little about how ancestral Pueblo groups employed these instruments and even less about the socio-environmental contexts and relationships to sound generation...