Vanishing River Volume 4: Chapter 13: Site Structure and Domestic Organization


Chapter 13 addresses changes in social organization from the pre-Classic to Classic periods in the lower Verde Valley through an examination of changes in domestic space. First, Klucas and co-authors identify the nature (i.e., composition, arrangement, size) of the domestic residential units that occupied the prehistoric settlements. They then examine differences in these variables between different settlements (e.g., between large settlements and small farmsteads) and across time periods. These authors also consider the structure of the larger settlements and the presence of communal architectural features. The chapter concludes with a comparison of changes in domestic structure within the Verde Valley to those changes in other parts of central Arizona.

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Vanishing River Volume 4: Chapter 13: Site Structure and Domestic Organization. Eric Klucas, Richard Ciolek-Torello, Charles R. Riggs, Stephanie M. Whittlesey, Richard Ciolek-Torello, Jeffrey Altschul. In Vanishing River: Landscapes and Lives of the Lower Verde Valley: The Lower Verde Archaeological Project: Overview, Synthesis, and Conclusions. Pp. 491-530. Tucson, AZ: Statistical Research, Inc. Press. 1997 ( tDAR id: 5917) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ZP444J

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 700 to 1450

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.845; min lat: 33.804 ; max long: -111.591; max lat: 34.082 ;

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