The Community at the Crossroads: Insights into Connectivity from the Tijeras Pueblo Fauna
This is an abstract from the "Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and Public Education at Tijeras Pueblo, New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Tijeras Pueblo lies at a crossroads. It sits at the junction of two canyons, one north-south and one east-west, and occupies a boundary between two distinct culture areas—the Pueblos to the west and the Plains to the east. This position on the landscape may have created both challenges and opportunities for the residents of Tijeras Pueblo in terms of subsistence. Previous studies of the Tijeras Pueblo fauna have focused on the marginality of Tijeras Canyon for maize agriculture. However, the large number of environmental zones accessible from this spot, as well as the cultural connectivity suggested by the Pueblo’s location, would afford residents access to an abundance of wild resources. In this paper, we discuss preliminary results from our analysis of the fauna from Tijeras Pueblo, with a particular focus on what they suggest about cultural connectivity and resource richness.
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The Community at the Crossroads: Insights into Connectivity from the Tijeras Pueblo Fauna. Scott Kirk, Emily Lena Jones, Caitlin S. Ainsworth, Jana Meyer. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451720)
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