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Surface Archaeology as Site Assessment: The Haynie Site and the Northern Chaco Outliers Project

Author(s): Kari Schleher ; Kate Hughes ; Jamie Merewether ; Michael Lorusso ; Grant Coffey

Year: 2017

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is beginning a multi-year project at the Haynie site, a Chaco outlier in the central Mesa Verde region of southwest Colorado. In 2016, the goal was to assess the spatial and temporal characteristics of Haynie through in-field analyses of pottery and chipped-stone artifacts from the surface. This was done via systematic dog-leash collection units placed across the site, as well as judgmental analysis of artifacts in disturbed contexts. Through analyses of artifacts from dog-leash units over the entire 5-acre site property, we discuss temporal and spatial patterning reflected by observed pottery and lithic raw material distributions. Although surface architecture reflects the Pueblo II period (A.D. 900-1150) component at Haynie, the surface-based artifact analyses demonstrate much greater time depth, with pottery types suggesting continuous use from the Basketmaker III period (A.D. 500-750) through the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150-1300). This project will help guide test excavations which will begin in 2017.

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Surface Archaeology as Site Assessment: The Haynie Site and the Northern Chaco Outliers Project. Kari Schleher, Kate Hughes, Jamie Merewether, Michael Lorusso, Grant Coffey. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428920)


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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): 16377

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America