Mortuary Customs at a Small Pueblo II Habitation Site in the Chuska Valley, New Mexico
This is an abstract from the "The Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project: A Multivocal Analysis of the San Juan Basin as a Cultural Landscape" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Recent data recovery investigations conducted by PaleoWest Archaeology as part of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project uncovered four human burials at a small Ancestral Puebloan residential site (NM-Q-14-104) located in the Chuska Valley area of northwest New Mexico. Archaeological excavations conducted at NM-Q-14-104 provided an opportunity to examine the care and treatment of individuals interred in the burials and to explore potential differences in body/burial placement, skeletal health, and association of grave items based on the age and gender of the deceased. These observed mortuary customs are then contrasted with the burial practices utilized by the inhabitants of contemporaneous sites within the Chuska Valley to relate how typical or unique this case study is to the greater regional practices.
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Mortuary Customs at a Small Pueblo II Habitation Site in the Chuska Valley, New Mexico. Scott Yost, Jeremy Loven, Steven Gilbert. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452308)
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Abstract Id(s): 24732