Dismal River Housing: A Comparative Study of Apache Housing Structures

Author(s): Jennifer Banks

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Ancestral Apache sites located in the eastern Central Plains of Kansas and Nebraska date to AD 1500-1800, and are frequently associated with small, circular wickiup house structures. A number of these localities have a high degree of preservation that allows for a detailed study of the architecture and construction techniques of these people. This poster will use GIS analyses to summarize published data and results from recent fieldwork on household size and structure. This study will allow us to compare data from new finds to data from previously excavated sites. Because the presence of Apache groups on the central Great Plains is part of a larger migration involving many different groups, we hope that the study of ancient household architecture can tell us something about past social landscapes.

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Dismal River Housing: A Comparative Study of Apache Housing Structures. Jennifer Banks. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449861)

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Abstract Id(s): 26295