Anomalous Floor 2 Features in the Point Pueblo Great Kiva
This is an abstract from the "Social Interaction and Networks at the Intersection of Central Mesa Verde and Chaco/Cibola Culture Areas in the Middle San Juan River Valley" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
During the 2016 and 2018 seasons, excavators found more than 150 features in Floor 2 of the eastern half of the Great Kiva at Point Pueblo. Of these, 99 were east of the eastern vault complex. Features were lined with clay or adobe, demonstrated eight different shapes, and many contained artifacts. One large horseshoe-shaped (90+ cm) feature was due east; 20 features were connected to it directly or indirectly via 17 underground tunnels. This presentation provides a plan view of the eastern half of the Great Kiva with a detailed view of the horseshoe-shaped feature and its associated features, a basic analysis of artifact types found in the different feature shapes, and some possible explanations for this unusual find.
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Anomalous Floor 2 Features in the Point Pueblo Great Kiva. Carol Lorenz, David Preston. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452008)
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min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;
Abstract Id(s): 23536