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15 Seismic Lines (40H-28-87 To 54H-28-87) Near Chaco Canyon For Conoco Inc (1987)
DOCUMENT Citation Only A. Anderson.

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An agricultural risk mitigation strategy using multiple water sources, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Carr. Vernon Scarborough. Nicholas Dunning. Elizabeth Haussner.

From approximately 850 to 1250 A.D., despite an extremely arid environment, the ancient people of Chaco Canyon were able to marshal the food production and engineering skills to build a string of "Great Houses", several containing hundreds of rooms. This poster describes a system of multiple water sources supplying the agricultural area below the Great House at Peñasco Blanco. High-resolution aerial lidar was key to identifying the multiple water sources. Rainfall and snow are the source of...


Analysis of Two Magnetic Surveys in Chaco Canyon National Monument: Pueblo Alto and 20SJ633 (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Connie J. Bennett. John Weymouth.

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Archaeological Investigations in the Chaco Canyon Vicinity, New Mexico (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Douglas P. Brethauer.

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Archeological Surveys of Chaco Canyon New Mexico (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alden C. Hayes. David M. Brugge. W. James Judge.

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Becoming Chacoan: The Archaeology of the Aztec North Great House (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michelle I. Turner.

Between 900 and 1140 CE, people at Chaco Canyon and throughout its region built multistory monumental structures with hundreds of rooms, known as great houses. This dissertation reports on recent archaeological testing on one such great house, the Aztec North great house at Aztec Ruins National Monument. I argue that Aztec North’s occupation represents an early, transitional period, as people previously not involved in the Chaco world made choices that increasingly brought them into Chaco’s...


Carnegie Survey Chaco Canyon Volume's 1-4 (1935)
DOCUMENT Citation Only D. Nusbaum.

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The Chaco Canyon and its monuments (1936)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edgar L. (Edgar Lee) Hewett.

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Chaco Canyon Ranch: Ethnohistory and Ethnoarchaeolgy (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Klara B. Kelley.

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Chaco Canyon: Dispersed Settlement, Dialectical Tension, and the Rise of an Ancient Polity in the Southwest U.S. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ruth Van Dyke.

Two dozen monumental buildings lie at the heart of Chaco Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Southwest United States. However, ancient Chaco Canyon was not a single locality but a focal point for outlier settlements spanning a region of 60,000 square miles. The canyon-outlier relationship is key to understanding the Chacoan polity. Residents of canyon and outlier settlements within a dialectical relationship gathered periodically to share resources, marriage partners, and ritual...


Chaco Legacy Studies: Archival Research, Archeomagnetic Dating, and the Role of Turkeys (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nancy Akins. John Schelberg.

Part of the Chaco legacy includes early excavations that were under or unreported leaving large gaps in our knowledge of a considerable amount of work, especially during the University of New Mexico field school era. UNM constructed a research station with laboratory facilities and dormitories with the goal of training students and conducting long-term research on a concentration of small village sites opposite the great houses of Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl. One of these excavations was at Bc...


Chaco-McElmo B / W From Chaco Canyon With Emphasis On Pueblo Del Arroyo Collection (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only T. C. Windes.

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Chemical Stabilization Methods Research at Chaco Canyon National Monumnet and Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site (and Cover Letter) (1979)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dennis B. Fenn. J. R. Deck. W. P. Herriman. J. R. Vincent.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Schelberg. Carla Van West.

In 1937, a unique Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) sponsored "Indian Mobil Unit" was established in Chaco Canyon. The camp was located east of Pueblo Bonito and the goal was to train Navajo men and a woman in stone masonry, ruins stabilization, drainage control, archaeological excavation, and associated administrative tasks. In 1939, under the direction of National Park Service (NPS) archaeologist Gordon Vivian, men from the Indian Mobile Unit excavated a small village site in advance of the...


Corridors of Interaction: Using Chuskan Ceramics and Lithics to Reveal the Larger Sociopolitical Hierarchy of Chaco Canyon (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maxwell Forton.

Unraveling the complex relationships that existed between Chaco Canyon and outlier communities is essential to understanding how and why Chaco rose to prominence and the nature of its sociopolitical authority. Key to this debate is evaluating the interactions between Chaco Canyon and the great house communities of the eastern slope of the Chuska Mountains. This region produced substantial quantities of the lithics, ceramics, timber, and food found within Chaco Canyon. The social conditions that...


A Costly Signaling Model for Chacoan Great House Construction (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristin Safi.

Peer polity interaction has been suggested as a primary driver of interaction among communities with Chaco-style great houses. Unfortunately, the peer polity model lacks underlying theory and therefore using it to empirically examine the relationships between great house groups is difficult. We propose instead that costly signaling theory is a better framework for evaluating the construction of these monumental structures, the ritual or group level activities associated with their use, and...


Creating Communities of Collaboration through Digital Archaeology and the Digital Humanities (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carrie Heitman.

Over the last 10 years, I’ve been involved in various forms of "digital archaeology" with different forms of public and community outreach. In this paper I profile the more and less successful forms of public and community engagement entailed in these digital efforts. I also discuss current efforts to concurrently engage in humanistic and scientific forms of digital archaeology through communities of collaboration. SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the Society for American...


Directionality in Ceramic Vessel Construction and Ceremonial Circuitry in the Ancestral Pueblo World: A Case Study from Pueblo Bonito (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hannah Mattson.

This paper explores the relationship between utility ware vessel construction and widely shared elements of cosmology in the Chaco interaction sphere through an examination of corrugated gray ware ceramics from Pueblo Bonito. The direction of coiling, which is inversely related to the angle of corrugation or pinching, appears to be a conservative element of ceramic technological style and is typically consistent within regions. As these differences cannot be accounted for by handedness alone, it...


Dogoszhi-Style Ceramics as Markers of Elite Status within the Chacoan Regional System (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Evan Giomi. Leslie Aragon. Ben Bellorado. Barbara Mills. Matt Peeples.

Dogoszhi-style ceramics are prevalent throughout the Ancestral Puebloan world during the 11th-13th centuries, and have been suggested as a marker of elite status within the Chacoan World. The replication of the style across different wares and media, occurrence on special forms, and in some cases highly skilled painting, suggests a shared social significance at the regional scale. We investigate this proposition by examining the distribution of the style across the Chacoan World using the...


The Exotic and the Sacred: Evidence for Ritual Uses of Birds and Long Distance Exchange at Chaco and Mimbres (AD 800-1200) (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adam Watson. Patricia Gilman. Douglas Kennett. Peter Whiteley. Stephen Plog.

Birds are key actors in Pueblo narratives of emergence and symbolize the six sacred directions in Pueblo cosmology and in some instances religious sodalities and societal divisions; bird feathers are powerful offerings to the supernatural, carrying prayers to the gods who in turn use them for adornment. Simply put, birds are central to modern Pueblo cosmology and social and religious life. Similarly, iconographic representations and the ritual treatment of avian species such as the Scarlet Macaw...


Family Tree of Chaco Canyon Masonry (1938)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Florence M. Hawley.

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First Annual Report: Chemical Stablization of Prehistoric Structures at Chaco Canyon National Monument (and Cover Letter) (1976)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dennis B. Fenn.

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Friends in High Places: Windes, Shrines, and Lines of Sight (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ruth Van Dyke. R. Kyle Bocinsky. Tucker Robinson.

In the 1970s, Tom Windes began documenting shrines and stone circles around Chaco Canyon. Decades before landscape archaeologists spoke of viewsheds, Tom recognized the significance of visibility at Chaco. He observed that J-shaped Windes’ shrines create intervisible connections among great houses, and he pointed out that stone circles in Chaco are always within sight of one or more great kivas. Today, GIS is a useful tool for examining intervisibility across large areas. Inspired by Tom, and...


A Great House in the Petrified Forest: Iconography of a Possible Chacoan Outlier (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maxwell Forton.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeological Research in Petrified Forest National Park" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Chaco Phenomenon remains a contentious and ever evolving paradigm of Southwest Archaeology. Key to understanding the nature of Chaco is the extent and purpose of the many outlying great house communities scattered across the northern Southwest. One of the farthest flung of these possible outliers is the Mac-Stod great house...


Great Kivas of Chaco Canyon & Their Relationships (1960)
DOCUMENT Citation Only G. Vivan.

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