Prehispanic Pueblo Use in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Author(s): Heather Seltzer
This is an abstract from the "Recent Research in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Northern New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Prior research in and around the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument has predominately focused on the Archaic use of the area. Minimal focus has been emphasized to explore the use by Pueblo groups. This paper examines use of the landscape from the Developmental Period (900-1200 A.D.) through the Classic Period (1350-1540 A.D.) in the National Monument and surrounding area and compares it to the better understood Archaic Period. Data explored in this paper was acquired through large-scale archaeological survey projects. The objective is to assess whether differences are able to be detected in land use during the aggregation of large pueblos along the Rio Grande Valley in the Classic Period (1350-1540 A.D.). Trends noted within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument are placed within both a local and a regional scale. By examining differences in material culture (i.e. pottery versus projectile points) and site locations, diachronic trends in types of settlements and land use will be better understood.
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Prehispanic Pueblo Use in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Heather Seltzer. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452420)
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