"Where the Stone Wall Ends": Exploring Community Development through Great House Architecture
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s latest project, the Northern Chaco Outliers Project (NCOP), continues the tradition of research around the theme of community. The Lakeview group is one of the densest concentrations of great houses in the central Mesa Verde region of southwest Colorado. The group includes three sites, the Haynie site (5MT1905), the Ida Jean site (5MT4126) and Wallace Ruin (5MT6970). The NCOP focuses on community development, social stratification, and identity formation at the Lakeview group during the Chaco to post-Chaco transition (A.D. 1000 - 1280). Using a combination of archival data, architectural documentation, and spatial analysis, this study demonstrates the deep history of the Lakeview group and begins to explore the economic, social, and symbolic bonds between the great houses within the community and to the greater Chaco regional system.
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"Where the Stone Wall Ends": Exploring Community Development through Great House Architecture. Rebecca Simon, Shanna R. Diederichs. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444932)
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