The Structure and Organization of Basketmaker III Field Houses at the Cottonwood Seep Site

Author(s): David H. Greenwald

Year: 1993

Summary

Early settlement of the Cottonwood Seep Site consisted of small, informal pit structures and large jacal surface structures that were used on a seasonal basis for a period from approximately A.D. 500 until about A.D. 800. This paper examines the structure and organization of the Basketmaker III settlement, focusing on group organization, site function, resource availability, and environmental considerations. Unlike many of the surrounding Basketmaker III field house sites, the Cottonwood Seep Site appears to have supported multiple contemporaneous field houses. Evidence for contemporaneous field houses is found in the site's architecture, with conclusions supported by the use of available resources. Changing patterns of group composition are explored through the physical remains at the site and through ethnographic analogy. And finally, the function of the Cottonwood Seep Site within the larger Basketmaker III community is examined.

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The Structure and Organization of Basketmaker III Field Houses at the Cottonwood Seep Site. David H. Greenwald. Presented at Fifth Occasional Anasazi Symposium, Farmington, NM. 1993 ( tDAR id: 402853) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8402853

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 500 to 800 (Approximate date range of the Basketmaker III settlement of the Cottonwood Seep Site.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.559; min lat: 34.52 ; max long: -109.155; max lat: 35.131 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Landowner(s): Chambers-Sanders Trust

Sponsor(s): Salt River Project

Prepared By(s): SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants

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