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Women's Mobility and Inter-Pueblo Exchange in the Salinas area, AD 1100–1300

Author(s): Matthew Chamberlin

Year: 2017

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Katherine Spielmann's work in the Salinas Pueblo area of New Mexico has, among other things, emphasized how ritual and economic interconnectivity among late prehistoric pueblo villages articulates with internal social and cultural changes. One thread of this work, developed by several of her students, has been change in gender relations during the rise of the large towns of the Pueblo IV period (AD 1400–1600), especially involving women's roles in exchange, production, and ceremonial life. Transformations in gendered agency may have been crucial in the development of inter-pueblo exchange in earlier periods in the Salinas area as well, as suggested by evidence of change in women's mobility and involvement in symbolic communication over the transition from dispersed settlements to aggregated plaza-pueblos from AD 1100–1300.

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Women's Mobility and Inter-Pueblo Exchange in the Salinas area, AD 1100–1300. Matthew Chamberlin. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430955)


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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): 17277

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