Post-Chacoan Social Integration at the Hinkson Site, New Mexico


The century following the collapse of Chaco is often viewed as a time of cultural backsliding. However, imposing sites with Chaco-inspired public architecture provide evidence of large communities, dating between A.D. 1200 and 1275, that laid the organizational foundations of well-known Pueblo IV towns. This article reports on excavations at one such Zuni-area settlement. the Hinkson site. In this site, 32 residential room blocks surround a great house complex that includes an unroofed, oversize great kiva, a nazha, and roads. The Hinkson site appears to be the center of a 250 square kilometer community with 70 room blocks and nearly 900 rooms. Recognition of these multi-room block communities with public architecture permits a reformulation of current concepts of post-Chacoan, Anasazi social integration and provides a more plausible bridge between the Chacoan and Pueblo IV periods.

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Post-Chacoan Social Integration at the Hinkson Site, New Mexico. Keith Kintigh, Todd Howell, Andrew Duff. Kiva. 61 (3): 257-274. 1996 ( tDAR id: 2897) ; doi:10.6067/XCV81R6NV4

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1150 to 1300

Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.03; min lat: 34.785 ; max long: -108.978; max lat: 34.829 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Keith Kintigh

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