His Life before He Died: Pueblo Bonito's Burial #14

Author(s): Jill Neitzel

Year: 2016


More than a century of intensive archaeological investigations in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico has produced a vast literature on all types of remains and alternative theories about the development, organization, and collapse of Chacoan society. But often missing in this overwhelming amount of information is the lived experiences of the prehistoric Chacoans themselves. This paper synthesizes Chacoan archaeology from the perspective of one of the canyon’s residents. Pueblo Bonito’s Burial #14 is best known for his violent death and subsequent internment with the Southwest’s most lavish mortuary assemblages. Here, his life in Chaco Canyon is reconstructed.

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His Life before He Died: Pueblo Bonito's Burial #14. Jill Neitzel. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404482)

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Chaco Canyon

Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest

Spatial Coverage

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