Intersite Agave Variability among Pueblo La Plata, Pueblo Pato and Richinbar Pueblo in the Agua Fria National Monument

Part of the Legacies on the Landscape project

Author(s): Shana Leslie

Year: 2005

Summary

It is widely recognized that prehistoric peoples of the American Southwest cultivated and utilized agave to a great extent. The occupants of three 13th-14th century sites, found on Perry and Black Mesas in Arizona’s Agua Fria National Monument, did just that. How and to what extent their agricultural actions have affected modern day agave populations is a topic of much interest. The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of intersite agave variability among Pueblo La Plata, Pueblo Pato, and Richinbar Pueblo. It is hoped that the following analysis will prove useful in determining not only what persisting effects prehistoric farming has had on these modern landscapes, but also how the occupants of the three pueblos interacted with each other.

Cite this Record

Intersite Agave Variability among Pueblo La Plata, Pueblo Pato and Richinbar Pueblo in the Agua Fria National Monument. Shana Leslie. 2005 ( tDAR id: 406852) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GM8975

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1200 to 1450

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.162; min lat: 34.079 ; max long: -111.907; max lat: 34.296 ;

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