Revisiting the Mogollon Early Pithouse Period

Author(s): Lori Barkwill Love

Year: 2017


The beginning of the Early Pithouse period in the Mogollon region, around A.D. 200, was marked by a fundamental shift in material culture and lifeways. This major shift included the introduction of ceramics and the construction of more substantial habitation structures as well as communal structures. Yet, relatively speaking, few Early Pithouse period sites have been excavated, and many of the sites that have been excavated were excavated 30 or more years ago. This poster presents new data from existing Early Pithouse period collections as well as the preliminary results of test excavations at Two Boots, an Early Pithouse period site excavated as part of the 2016 UTSA Southwest Archaeology Field School. The implications of these new data on our current understanding of the Early Pithouse period and directions for future research will be discussed.

Cite this Record

Revisiting the Mogollon Early Pithouse Period. Lori Barkwill Love. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431506)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 15202