Gran Quivira: Excavations in a 17th-Century Jumano Pueblo

Author(s): Gordon Vivian

Year: 1961


At Gran Quivira, N. Mex., are early historic remains of 17 Pueblo house mounds, numerous detached kivas, a small Spanish church, and a mission establishment. One kiva, the small Spanish church, and 37 Pueblo rooms were excavated. Unpublished data from previous excavation of the mission structures are summarized. Culture contact with the adjoining Mogollon is examined and their probable presence as the "gente rayada" of the Spanish considered. The probable effects of a culturally mixed group lacking social stability are explored as a contributing factor in the abandonment of the area and dispersal of the people about 1672, well before the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.

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Gran Quivira: Excavations in a 17th-Century Jumano Pueblo. Gordon Vivian. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Archeological Research ,1. Washington, DC: Government Printing office. 1961 ( tDAR id: 178258) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KS6Q99

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.727; min lat: 33.475 ; max long: -105.29; max lat: 35.042 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): U.S. Department of the Interior; National Park Service

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2155645; 5446304

NADB citation id number(s): 000000230631; 000000010519

Archeological Research Series(s): 1

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