Indexing Mobility in the Western Puerco Region of Arizona using Paleoethnobotanical and Architectural Evidence
The Western Puerco Region of East-Central Arizona contains a staggering diversity of architecture and material culture eluding to complex mobility practices that varied across time and space. Although archaeologists in the US Southwest/NW Mexico have explored the sociocultural and ecological underpinnings that influenced household mobility, and have identified numerous lines of evidence that indicate increasingly mobile or sedentary habitation strategies, archaeologists have not developed robust quantitative methods for measuring and comparing mobility between individual households at the intrasite or intersite level. This poster presents results of an exploration of household residential mobility using indices developed with paleoethnobotanical and architectural data. We applied these indices to households in the Western Puerco Region dating between Basketmaker II and Pueblo III (500 BC – AD 1300) to chart long term and short term changes in mobility through time and space.
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Indexing Mobility in the Western Puerco Region of Arizona using Paleoethnobotanical and Architectural Evidence. R. J. Sinensky, Kellam Throgmorton. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430405)
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Abstract Id(s): 15531