Excavations At 29SJ627, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico: Volume II. The Artifact Analyses

Author(s): Frances Joan Mathien

Year: 1992


The excavation and analyses of material culture remains from site 29SJ627 provide a wealth of data upon which to base interpretations of life in a small site in Chaco Canyon, especially during the A.D. 800s through mid A.D. 1100s. The 7,401 field specimen numbers assigned to the artifacts and samples only hint at this unusual volume of material. These data were recovered from all areas of the site (Figure 1.1) and represent several construction and use periods. Because of the size of the site and the amount of material recovered during Chaco Project site excavations, numerous archeologists and associates from other disciplines were involved in the analyses of specific artifacts/ecofacts. Those who analyzed the artifacts and biological remains from this site used terminology for the major roomblock that had been assigned to various rooms and features during excavations. Their chronological framework had been developed midway during the Chaco Project; it divided the Bonito Phase into three segments, each approximately 100 years long.

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Excavations At 29SJ627, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico: Volume II. The Artifact Analyses. Frances Joan Mathien. Reports of the Chaco Center ,Number 11. Sante Fe, NM: National Park Service. 1992 ( tDAR id: 279178) ; doi:10.6067/XCV84X573Q

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.182; min lat: 35.362 ; max long: -107.249; max lat: 36.51 ;


General Note: Contract number: CHACO #11 V2

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