Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh

Part of: Society for American Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2019)

This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh," at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

This symposium honors the research, mentorship, and service contributions of Dr. Keith Kintigh to the field of archaeology. Over the course of his career, Dr. Kintigh’s research has been quite broad, including influential work on settlement archaeology and demography in the U.S. Southwest and many other regions, as well as quantitative and formal methods for archaeological analysis. Dr. Kintigh also exceled as a mentor to young scholars, receiving awards for mentorship at Arizona State University and serving on the dissertation committees of many SAA Dissertation Award winners. Beyond this, Dr. Kintigh’s career shows a deep commitment to service to the broader archaeological community. He was at the forefront of developing computational tools for archaeological analysis, and led the development of cyberinfrastructure platforms and infrastructure for the preservation, accessibility, and synthesis of archaeological data and research (tDAR, CfAS). As a past board member and president of the Society for American Archaeology, Dr. Kintigh worked on key issues, including the implementation of NAGPRA and growth of SAA. In this session, former students and colleagues present research and applied work inspired by and celebrating Dr. Kintigh’s career.

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  • Answering the Grand Challenges of Archaeology (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeffrey Altschul.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Keith Kintigh has been at the forefront of the digital revolution in archaeology. He was one of the first to recognize the potential and need of digital archives to house and make accessible the vast treasure trove of archaeological data. He has been a leader in developing tools...

  • A Comparative Synthesis of Depopulation in the North American Southwest, 1100 to 1450 (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Scott Ingram. Shelby Patrick.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Given the urgency of local to global sustainability problems, archaeologists must make progress toward understanding and interpreting for the public and policymakers the dramatic population declines that occurred in the North American Southwest during the 12th through 15th...

  • Glaze-Paint Pigmenting Strategies in the Upper Little Colorado and Western Zuni Regions (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew Duff. Judith Habicht-Mauche. Rob Franks. Andrew Duff.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. We report on research that uses LA-ICP-MS to examine glaze-paint pigmenting strategies and lead isotopes to investigate lead sources used during the Pueblo IV period in the Upper Little Colorado and Western Zuni Regions of the American Southwest. Pigment data suggest that...

  • Keith Kintigh and the Cibola Region over the Long Term (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Gregson Schachner. Matthew Peeples. Sarah Oas.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper provides a brief overview of Keith Kintigh’s career and contributions, with a special emphasis on his research on Pueblo archaeology in the Cibola region of western New Mexico and eastern Arizona. The seeds of many themes in Dr. Kintigh’s research and professional...

  • Mesa Verde Centers and Regional Analyses: Good Stuff! (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Donna Glowacki. Mark Varien. Grant Coffey. Kyle Bocinsky.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Beginning with his dissertation, Kintigh’s research in the Zuni/Cibola region has focused on the formation, organization, and distribution of large ancestral Pueblo villages. His methods and the Zuni historical models he developed have notably influenced how we have approached...

  • Promoting an Archaeological Perspective in Repatriation, Consultation, National Monuments, and Data Science (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Francis McManamon.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Keith Kintigh is having quite a career in archaeology. I use the active voice because, as those of us who work with Keith well know, he’s not finished yet! Throughout his career, Kintigh has promoted the benefits and values of an archaeological perspective steadfastly. Since...

  • Simple Statistics and Archaeological Problems (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only James Allison.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Among Keith Kintigh’s many contributions to archaeology was his emphasis on understanding the connections among quantitative methods, archaeological problems, and what archaeologists can reasonably infer from their data. In both publications and in the classroom, he demonstrated...

  • Stability and Change in the Construction of Place: Juxtaposing Practices on the Pacific Northwest Coast with the US Southwest (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Colin Grier.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Southwestern precontact history appears written in migrations and dramatic shifts in settlement patterns and identity over the last two millennia. Recent data from the Northwest Coast of North America, in contrast, suggest people may have been situated in specific places and...

  • Struggling with Complex Decision-Making in Public Policy (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Vincas Steponaitis. Lynne Goldstein.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) and other archaeological organizations struggled with a variety of public policy decisions and organizational policies that eventually resulted in major public laws on both the state and federal levels...

  • Tools for Quantitative Archaeology: Spreading Numeracy to a Generation of Southwestern Archaeologists (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Wesley Bernardini.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. More than any other scholar in the American Southwest, Keith Kintigh is responsible for spreading numeracy – the ability to understand and work with numbers – to the current generation of Southwestern archaeologists. His Tools for Quantitative Archaeology (TFQA) software...

  • Unroofed Great Kivas, Post-Chacoan Great Houses, and Aggregation: Kintigh's Legacy as Viewed from the Lion Mountain Community (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Deborah Huntley. Suzanne Eckert.

    This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. As graduate students, Keith Kintigh shaped each of our careers in significant ways. Keith introduced us to the archaeology of the Cibola region, a place that remains dear to us. He also inspired an enthusiasm for the use of statistics, particularly for ceramic typological...