Coalescence within the Gila River Farm Site and other Salado Settlements of the Upper Gila
This is an abstract from the "Local Development and Cross-Cultural Interaction in Pre-Hispanic Southwestern New Mexico and Southeastern Arizona" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona's Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School (UGPA) have conducted excavations for three field seasons (2016-2018) at the Gila River Farm Site. This poster evaluates the extent of coalescence between Kayenta immigrant and local Mogollon inhabitants within the two main room blocks of this Cliff Phase (A.D. 1300 - 1450) Salado settlement using distributions of ceramics, ground stone tool attributes, and domestic installations. Despite the high frequency of Salado polychromes in both room blocks, results indicate that coalescence was incomplete by the time of depopulation. Coalescence at the Gila River Farm Site is compared to that of three other Cliff Phase Salado settlements in the Upper Gila watershed to gain a regional perspective on this process.
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Coalescence within the Gila River Farm Site and other Salado Settlements of the Upper Gila. Christopher La Roche, Jeffery Clark. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452220)
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Abstract Id(s): 24017