The Animals of Pueblo Ritual: Faunal Analysis of a Kiva from Pot Creek Pueblo, NM
This poster reports on the analysis of the faunal remains from a D-shaped kiva in use during the late 1200s or early 1300s at Pot Creek Pueblo in the northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico. The kiva was decommissioned in a highly ceremonial manner with both human and animal interments, as well as a variety of additional animal offerings on the floor. Additional animal deposits in the fill of the kiva, suggesting the continued use of the space as a receptacle for offerings. Close analysis of these zooarchaeological remains thus provides a key means of exploring the ritual practices of Ancestral Pueblo communities in the Rio Grande during a period of active village aggregation and social transformation.
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The Animals of Pueblo Ritual: Faunal Analysis of a Kiva from Pot Creek Pueblo, NM. Melanie Cootsona, Madeleine Strait. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430217)
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Abstract Id(s): 17500