tDAR Logo tDAR digital antiquity

The Bluff –Twin Rocks community: Community formation, persistence and evolution in the northwestern San Juan region

Author(s): Jonathan Till ; Winston Hurst

Year: 2015

» Downloads & Basic Metadata

Summary

The valley of Bluff, Utah, is one of many localities in southeast Utah where the archaeological record may show evidence of a succession of Puebloan community centers from the AD 500s through the 1200s (Basketmaker III – Pueblo III periods). These remains can be (1) the formation and dissolution of successive, independent, econocentric communities that came and went in a location with economically advantageous qualities (water and arable land); or (2) a single, persistent, sociocentric community whose configuration and community center shifted through time across the valley. We briefly discuss the archaeological implications of these alternative scenarios, and suggest that Puebloan cultural tradition might favor the latter over the former.

SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the Society for American Archaeology and Center for Digital Antiquity Collaborative Program to improve digital data in archaeology. If you are the author of this presentation you may upload your paper, poster, presentation, or associated data (up to 3 files/30MB) for free. Please visit http://www.tdar.org/SAA2015 for instructions and more information.


This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Cite this Record

The Bluff –Twin Rocks community: Community formation, persistence and evolution in the northwestern San Juan region. Jonathan Till, Winston Hurst. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396228)


Keywords


Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America