Kiva / Great Kiva (Site Type Keyword)

Parent: Non-Domestic Structures

Circular or rectangular ceremonial structure. May be subterranean or part of a surface room block.

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1957 Gladwin, Harold Sterling, A History of the Ancient Southwest (1957)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Harold S. Gladwin.

This book regards the histories of the Southwest and its peoples from approximately 200 A.D. to 1450 A.D.


1959 Excavations, Glen Canyon Area (1960)
DOCUMENT Full-Text William D. Lipe. Floyd W. Sharrock. Keith M. Anderson. David S. Dibble. Dee A. Suhm.

During 1959, the University of Utah conducted two excavation programs in the Glen Canyon area: 1) at the Coombs site, at Boulder, Utah (Lister, 1959, 1960). and 2) at a number of sites in the Glen Canyon reservoir area proper. This report presents the results of the latter program. The work was part of the Upper Colorado River Basin Archeological Salvage Project, sponsored by the National Park Service. The history of this project has been summarized in another paper in this series (Jennings...


The 1959-1960 Transwestern Pipeline: Window Rock to Flagstaff (1964)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Alan P. Olson.

During the winter of 1959-1960, Transwestern Pipeline Inc. and Gulf Interstate Co. constructed a 30 inch transmission pipeline form Texas to the California border. The Museum of Northern Arizona, in agreement with the National Park Service, provided the personnel for archaeological salvage on a portion of the line across northern Arizona. The project was under the overall direction of Charles R. Steen and Zorro A. Bradley of the Southwestern Region Headquarters of the National Park Service in...


3D Scanning and Documentation of Rockart Features on Petroglyph Trail at Chaco Culture National Historical Park
PROJECT Uploaded by: Angie Payne

In this project, the Leica C10 and Breuckmann SmartScanHE were used to document petroglyphs and the associated cliff face located on Petroglyph Trail between Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The Leica Scanstation C10 scanner was used be to scan the lower cliff wall along the petroglyph trail (approximately 1 km long) at an average resolution of 0.5 – 3 cm. Moderate resolution data for the panels was also captured using a Leica C10 scanner at a resolution...


AAS Homolovi Stabilization Project Scope of Work (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text E. Charles Adams. Jim Britton.

Due to State budget issues, Homol'ovi Ruins State Park, created in 1986 to preserve four ancestral Hopi villages, has been closed. Having concern there may not be any future maintenance done on the exposed structures; Ron Robinson, Chair, Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) suggested in a meeting at Homolovi on March 18 that perhaps the AAS could organize a stabilization team to help preserve the ruins, utilizing members with recognized expertise and experience in this type of work. (In...


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.


Additive Technologies Group Midlevel Research Design (1983)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Eric Blinman.

This document is an extension of work begun by William A. Lucius, and its substance owes much to his foresight in the design of the Dolores Archaeological Program ceramic analysis system. Scott Travis authored a draft research design for ceramics which was helpful during the writing of portions of the present version. Dean Wilson and Rob Waterworth provided intense discussions of the interpretation of ceramic data, and their arguments and ideas have shaped and continue to shape...


An Administrative History of the Chaco Project (1982)
DOCUMENT Full-Text 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...


Aerial Remote Sensing Techniques in Archeology (1977)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James I. Ebert. Melvin L. Fowler. George J. Gumerman. Elmer Jr. Harp. Laurence D. Kruckman. Thomas R. Lyons. Allan D. Marmelstein. William Meyer. Gary W. North. Henry T. Svehlak. Louis James Tartaglia. John A. Ware. Robert K. Hitchcock.

Today the term remote sensing is generally understood as a technique for the acquisition of environmental data by means of non-contact instruments operating in various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum from air and space platforms. The resultant information may be in the form of a pictorial record or digitized data on tape. In a larger context, however, remote sensing can be considered as a discipline in and of itself with its own peculiar methods, objectives and goals. In this...


Akins_Northern Rio Grande_Biological Data Sources_Table 2 (2011)
DATASET Nancy Akins.

This table presents Akins' sources of biological data throughout the Northern Rio Grande area. It presents site names, occupation periods, number of burials, and published references.


Akins_Northern Rio Grande_Mortuary Data Sources_Table 1 (2011)
DATASET Nancy Akins.

This table presents Akins' sources for mortuary feature data throughout the northern Rio Grande area. It includes site names, occupation periods, number of burials, and published reference.


Akins_Northern Rio Grande_Mortuary Patterns_Table 3 (2011)
DATASET Nancy Akins.

In this table, Akins presents a summary of mortuary patterns in her burial sample from 13 sites in the Northern Rio Grande area. She provides summary data for the following variables: burial location, flexion, position, orientation, and non-perishable burial goods


Akins_Northern Rio Grande_Paper_Exploring Mortuary Variability in the Northern Rio Grande (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Nancy Akins.

The Pueblo Indians who live in the Northern Rio Grande belong to several distinct linguistic groups and their cultural differences may be reflected in past burial practices. With a few notable exceptions, much of the older data on Northern Rio Grande burials is presented as summaries without regards to age or sex and without definitions of exactly what is meant by the terms used to describe even basic treatment such as orientation and body position. Thus, the typical level of reporting is...


Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace (1911)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jesse Walter Fewkes.

This report describes archaeological investigations and ruins reconstruction and stabilization work done by Fewkes and his crew in the summer of 1909. In that time Fewkes describes repairing "...completely this great ruin and to leave it in such condition that tourists and students visiting it may learn much more about cliff-dwellings than was possible before the work was undertaken." This report describes the excavation and repair work done. It increases existing knowledge by directing...


Archaeological Data Recovery Excavations at the Sanders Great House and Six Other Sites Along US Highway 191, South of Sanders, Apache County, Arizona, Volume 1 (1994)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas F. Fletcher.

This report presents the results of data recovery investigations at the Sanders Great House site and six other sites within the right-of-way of US Highway 191, south of Sanders, Apache County, Arizona. The project was sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). All excavation work was conducted on ADOT land, with the exception of a small portion of the right-of-way crossing site AZ K:15:17 that is part of the Navajo Nation Chambers-Sanders Trust Lands (CSTL). Data recovery...


Archaeological Data Recovery Excavations at the Sanders Great House and Six Other Sites Along US Highway 191, South of Sanders, Apache County, Arizona, Volume 2 (1994)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas F. Fletcher.

This report presents the results of data recovery investigations at the Sanders Great House site and six other sites within the right-of-way of US Highway 191, south of Sanders, Apache County, Arizona. The project was sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). All excavation work was conducted on ADOT land, with the exception of a small portion of the right-of-way crossing site AZ K:15:17 that is part of the Navajo Nation Chambers-Sanders Trust Lands (CSTL). Data recovery...


Archaeological Investigations at Antelope House (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Don P. Morris.

Reported in this volume are excavations at Antelope House, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona. The project, under the direction of the senior author and financed by the National Park Service, spanned the field seasons of 1970 through 1973. Our report proceeds from a general discussion of our excavation goals and other background material to a detailed discussion of the architecture of the site and the internal site chronology derived from this study. Sections of the report dealing with...


Archaeological Investigations, Salt River Project, Coronado Generating Station Coal Haul Railroad, Federal, State, and Private Lands, Apache County, Arizona: Preliminary Report for Intensive Survey of the Proposed Coronado Generating Station Coal Haul Railroad (1976)
DOCUMENT Full-Text J. James Trott. Gale McPherson.

At the request of the Salt River Project, the Museum of Northern Arizona has conducted an intensive survey of the proposed Coronado Generating Station Coal Haul Railroad right-of-way. A total of 55 sites was recorded by the survey, 47 of them located at least partly within the right-of-way. Recommendations concerning each of these sites have been prepared. A cost estimate for additional archaeological investigations, which are recommended in the event of direct impact from the proposed railroad...


Archaeological Investigations, Salt River Project, Coronado Generating Station Project, State, Federal and Private Lands, Apache County, Arizona: Archaeological Data for Coronado Generating Station Plant Site, Access Road, Ash Disposal, Wellfields, and Pipeline for Federal Environmental Impact Statement (1975)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James E. Bradford.

Acting as an archaeological consultant under contract with Salt River Project, the Museum of Northern Arizona, Department of Anthropology, has prepared and submitted this report as part of the total input to the Federal Environmental Statement for the Coronado Generating Station Project. Information contained in this report is based primarily on Museum investigations conducted in 1974-75 during various phases of the Coronado Generating Station Project while under contract with both the Bechtel...


Archaeological Investigations: Salt River Project - Coronado Generating Station Railroad Spur Line, Private Lands, Apache County, Arizona: Final Report for Archaeological Survey of Three Proposed Sub-Ballast Borrow Areas (1977)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark B. Sant.

In September 1977, at the request of Salt River Project (SRP), an archaeological clearance investigation of three sub-ballast borrow areas along the SRP-Coronado Railroad Line, was conducted by the Museum of Northern Arizona. During the course of investigations 12 archaeological sites were recorded. A brief description of the investigations, the project area, and archaeological sitaution encountered is given. In addition, as a consequence of the preliminary results of the survey, archaeological...


Archaeological Investigations: Salt River Project, Coronado to Dinosaur Transmission Line, Private, State, and Federal Lands, Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona: Final Report for Archaeological Survey of Proposed Transmission Line Right-Of-Way STA. 0+00 - STA. 3874+21 and Proposed Transmission Line Realignment Right-Of-Way STA. 1748+30 - STA. 2375+50 (1977)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Richard A. Brook.

Since May, 1975, the Museum of Northern Arizona, Department of Anthropology (hereafter "Museum"), has conducted archaeological investigations for the Salt River Project - Coronado Generating Station, Coronado-Dinosaur Transmission System, North End Project. This work, supported by contractual agreement, has consisted of an intensive archaeological survey of the proposed right-of-way, from Sta. 0+00 - Sta. 3874+21, and a realignment around Sta. 1748+30 to Sta. 2375+50, and the analysis and report...


Archaeology of the Four Corners Power Projects (1963)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James V. Sciscenti. Henry C. Greminger.

This report is the result of two archaeological salvage research programs. The first program, sponsored by the Arizona Public Service Company, covered an area leased for the construction of the Four Corners Power Plant. The second program was sponsored by Utah Construction & Mining Company in their dedicated coal lease lands. The two areas adjoin one another just south of the San Juan River and east of Chaco Wash, and roughly parallel the Chaco Wash, six miles south of the San Juan River. The...


Architecture and Dendrochronology of Chetro Ketl, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1983)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffery S. Dean. Peter J. McKenna. Richard L. Warren. Florence Hawley Ellis.

Chetro Ketl is one of the largest ruins in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico. The visible architecture of Chetro Ketl dates from the early eleventh to the early twelfth centuries A. D. The rear wall of the building is about 480' long. The ruins cover almost 3 acres, with almost half of that area consisting of enclosed plaza. Chetro Ketl, at its largest, had between 200 and 225 ground-floor rooms, and a total of 450 to 550 rooms on all stories. Twelve kivas are currently visible,...


Architecture and Material Culture of 29SJ1360 Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1984)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter J. McKenna. H. Wolcott Toll.

In the summer of 1974, the Chaco Center, now the Division of Cultural Research, National Park Service, began its second season of field excavations in Chaco Canyon. The inventory survey of the canyon was essentially complete, and research emphasis had shifted to the study of Pueblo I sites. Excavation of 29SJ1360 (hereafter called 1360) was undertaken as part of an effort to examine the full temporal range of the canyon's Anasazi occupation. As it happened, excavations at 1360 did not produce...


Architecture Data from greater Cibola Region (2018)
DATASET Matthew Peeples.

Architectural measurement and feature data associated with Peeples (2018) Connected Communities book