Cooperation, Competition, or Taphonomy: Exploring Variegated Assemblages on Grand Canyon Formative Period Sites
Author(s): Philip Mink
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The vast majority of Formative Period archaeological sites recorded in Grand Canyon National Park can be assigned to one of the three distinct archaeological traditions that occur within the region, Ancestral Puebloan- Kayenta Branch, Ancestral Puebloan – Virgin Branch, or the Cohonina. However, a sizable number of sites, almost 20%, have mixed assemblages that blend traits from at least two of these traditions. In this paper I will explore some possible explanations for these variegated assemblages and discuss how these types of sites can influence our understanding of prehistoric settlement strategies.
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Cooperation, Competition, or Taphonomy: Exploring Variegated Assemblages on Grand Canyon Formative Period Sites. Philip Mink. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449931)
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Abstract Id(s): 25733