Pithouses and Placemaking on the Southern Colorado Plateau
Pithouse period settlement on the southern Colorado Plateau was the subject of vibrant research in the mid-twentieth century as Southwest archaeologists explored the validity of the Mogollon and Anasazi archaeological culture areas. In subsequent years the region became a laboratory for anthropology, as the rich data lent itself to studies of population dynamics in the famously heady days of New Archaeology. Since the mid-1970s, research on these first millennium A.D. sites has been confined to cultural resource management projects. In this poster we revisit earlier research – particularly excavations by Rogge and the Southwest Expedition at the Connie Site (A.D. 400-600) and Webb Tank site (A.D. 600-850) -- and introduce new excavations by Desert Archaeology at the Beethoven site (A.D. 600-850) in the State Route 77 right-of-way to explore what pithouse settlements can tell us about settlement, mobility, and aggregation and placemaking in a region that challenges simple interpretations about the transition to village life.
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Pithouses and Placemaking on the Southern Colorado Plateau. Sarah Herr, A.E. Rogge. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397393) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KW5HBQ
Calendar Date: 200 to 900 (Pithouse Period)
min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;
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|Poster in Southwest general session about pithouse period on southern Colorado Plateau, Arizona, between about A.D. 200 and 900.|