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Aztec’s Textiles, Baskets, and Other Perishable Traditions: Contributions of Recent Perishables Research to a New Understanding of the West Ruin

Author(s): Laurie Webster ; Edward Jolie

Year: 2017

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Summary

Earl Morris recovered more than 1500 perishable artifacts from the West Ruin of Aztec, but his publications provide only a glimpse of the diversity, richness, and strong research potential of this relatively well-preserved and well-provenienced perishable collection. In this paper, we discuss our recent re-analyses of these assemblages and present new insights related to Chaco-Aztec relations and the organization of ritual practice, society, and craft production at Aztec. We also highlight continuities and discontinuities between the twelfth and thirteenth-century perishable assemblages to interpret Aztec’s changing place in the late prehispanic Pueblo world.


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Aztec’s Textiles, Baskets, and Other Perishable Traditions: Contributions of Recent Perishables Research to a New Understanding of the West Ruin. Laurie Webster, Edward Jolie. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429988)


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North America - Southwest


Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 16420

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