Archaeological Fieldwork at Creswell Pueblo (AZ J:14:282 ASM) 2006 Field Season

Author(s): Lisa C. Young

Year: 2007


Between June 9 and July 14, 2006, excavations were undertaken at Creswell Pueblo (AZ J:14:282), a site on an Archaeological Conservancy preserve (the Creswell Ranch Archaeological District) within the boundaries of the Homolovi Ruins State Park in northeastern Arizona. Permission for this fieldwork was given by the Archaeological Conservancy, the land owner. This archaeological fieldwork was part of a larger program, called the Homol'ovi Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (HUROP), which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and the University of Michigan. HUROP integrates research, educational opportunities, and public outreach, including community collaborations. Fourteen undergraduate students (including one African-American and three Native American students) from colleges and universities across the United States participated in the excavations.

2006 was the first year in a three-year field project that examines variation in the organization of 12th and early 13th century A.D. communities in the Homol'ovi area by comparing site layout, ceremonial structures, and economic strategies. Creswell Pueblo was the first pueblo built in the Homol'ovi area and information from this site will shed light on the organization of early pueblo communities. Information from Creswell Pueblo will be contrasted with a roughly contemporaneous pithouse village to provide a new perspective on the pithouse to-pueblo transition in the American Southwest. During 2006, excavations focused on defining the south end of the roomblock, identifying the shape and stratigraphic sequences of two pit structures, and examining the use of extramural spaces between the room block and the pit structures.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Fieldwork at Creswell Pueblo (AZ J:14:282 ASM) 2006 Field Season. Lisa C. Young. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. 2007 ( tDAR id: 399342) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89025ND

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1100 to 1200 (Period of archaeological interest in this project.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -110.678; min lat: 35.008 ; max long: -110.651; max lat: 35.049 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Arizona State Parks

Contributor(s): Richard Redding, Dr.; Claire Barker; Kathleen L. Busbee; Abigail Fisher; Sarah Hasho; Kevin Hill; JoAnn Kintz; Lara Lloyd; Kathryn MacFarland; Brandi Nash; Raymond Pettit; Emily Rinck; Jakob Sedig; Ben Shepard; Andrea Torvinen; Hemanth Kadambi; Matt Kroot; John Low; Khori Newlander

Field Director(s): Lisa C. Young

Landowner(s): The Archaeological Conservancy

Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation

Prepared By(s): University of Michigan

Submitted To(s): Arizona State Museum; Arizona State Historic Preservation Office; Arizona State Land Department; Arizona State Parks; The Archaeological Conservancy; Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Regional Office; Hopi Tribe; Hualapai Tribe; Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan; Navajo Nation; Pueblo of Acoma; Pueblo of Zuni; San Juan Southern Paiute Council; Yavapai-Apache Nation; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

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