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Settlement patterns of Salado period occupations in the Duncan/York Valley on the Upper Gila River

Author(s): Kristin Corl ; John Roney ; Mary Whisenhunt ; Robert Hard

Year: 2017

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The Salado period occupation sites have become the focus of substantial discussion in the Southwest as it relates to broader regional migrations, population fluctuations as well as sociocultural changes. Unfortunately many of these important sites have suffered from decades of destruction and continued looting. Comparing early site notes from the Gila Pueblo and other early researchers in the Duncan/York Valley to the University of Texas at San Antonio Southwest field project survey notes, this area has been a target of these destructive processes. However, documentation of the remnants of sites can still offer valuable information about the character of the Salado occupation and the circumstances under which the Salado horizon becomes visible. While many of the material traits used to define Salado occupation such as architecture, burial traits, and whole ceramic vessels are the first to be destroyed, information related to a site's placement in space and material present can still provide important information.

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Settlement patterns of Salado period occupations in the Duncan/York Valley on the Upper Gila River. Kristin Corl, John Roney, Mary Whisenhunt, Robert Hard. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431509)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17201

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