Shifting Social Networks and Identity along the Southeastern Edge of the Cibola World


The work reported here represents the initial results of recent NSF supported field research near Mariana and Cebolleta mesas in west-central New Mexico. These investigations targeted previously known Pueblo II and Pueblo III communities on both public and private lands for detailed mapping and in-field artifact analysis. While the ware-level diversity of ceramic assemblages in the region has long been known, our work employed new methods of analysis of corrugated vessel forming techniques, architectural styles, and lithic source materials and production techniques. Preliminary results suggest variability in regional social ties are present even within individual communities and as represented by different material classes. The results of these analyses contribute to a larger project utilizing targeted fieldwork and reexamination of museum collections along with interdisciplinary analytical frameworks to investigate shifting identity and demography across the southeastern Cibola region during the Chaco through Pueblo IV periods.

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Shifting Social Networks and Identity along the Southeastern Edge of the Cibola World. Gregson Schachner, Matthew Peeples, Paul Reed, Kellam Throgmorton. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428802)

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

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Abstract Id(s): 14642