The Social History of Mogollon Village: A Bayesian Approach

Author(s): Lori Barkwill Love

Year: 2018


Emil Haury’s excavation of Mogollon Village in 1933 helped to provide the first overview of pithouse occupation for the Upper Gila and Mimbres Valley areas as well as establishing the Mogollon culture concept. Tree-ring data from Haury’s excavation suggested that the site was occupied from at least A.D. 730 to 900; however, the stratigraphy of the site suggested that the site was occupied prior to A.D. 700. Further excavation work at the site conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s suggested that the site also had an Early Pithouse (~A.D. 200 to 550) occupation. Thus, Mogollon Village had a long-term history of pithouse occupation. For this poster, Bayesian chronological modeling of existing radiocarbon dates and new AMS dates is used to provide a structural narrative of the occupation of the circular pithouse structures at Mogollon Village. This refined chronology will then be used to examine pottery production and obsidian procurement at the site. Future research to further refine the chronology of the site will also be discussed.

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The Social History of Mogollon Village: A Bayesian Approach. Lori Barkwill Love. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444776)

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