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Movement as an Acoma Way of Life: An Archaeology of the Pueblo's Pathways and Impressions

Author(s): Damian Garcia ; Kurt F. Anschuetz

Year: 2017

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Summary

Throughout its history, the Pueblo of Acoma has been a community on the move. Even after having located their promised homeland—Haak'u, the "place prepared"—at the conclusion of a journey that began at Shipap, the "place of emergence," Acoma’s people have continued to move. With Sky City at its center, the people have engaged with their landscape in choreographed seasonal, interannual, and multigenerational movements informed by three tenets of Acoma’s traditional stewardship: Rest, Renew, and Reuse. As such, archaeological traces of Acoma’s movements represent the "footprints," "fingerprints," and "impressions" of the "living, sacrifice, and history" of Acoma’s cultural heritage.


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Movement as an Acoma Way of Life: An Archaeology of the Pueblo's Pathways and Impressions. Damian Garcia, Kurt F. Anschuetz. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431241)


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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): 14808

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