Ojo Bonito Archaeological Project (OBAP)


A survey and excavation project directed by Keith Kintigh and executed from 1983 through 1994. Approximate 58km2 were surveyed and 560 sites were recorded. Substantial excavations were undertaken at the Hinkson Site great house complex and Jaralosa Pueblo. Test excavations were completed at H-Spear, a Chacoan Great House located by the project and Ojo Bonito Pueblo. The project took place on the ranch of Mrs. Everett (Mabel) Hinkson (deceased). Most of the project work was done as a part of an Arizona State University summer archaeological field school.

Cite this Record

Ojo Bonito Archaeological Project (OBAP). ( tDAR id: 262) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8DR2WXX


Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.229; min lat: 34.701 ; max long: -108.932; max lat: 34.899 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Keith Kintigh

Principal Investigator(s): Keith Kintigh

Landowner(s): Mabel Hinkson

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University (ASU); Arizona State Parks

Permitting Agency(s): Arizona State Museum

Repository(s): Arizona State University (ASU)

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-14 of 14)


  1. Final Report: Archaeological Survey on the Lower Zuni River - 1984 Season (1984)
  2. Final Report: Prehistoric Settlement Along the Lower Zuni River - 1987 Season (1987)
  3. Hinkson Site Palynology (1990)
  4. Investigations at Ojo Bonito: The 1988 Arizona State University Summer Field School (1988)
  5. The Lower Zuni River Archaeological District National Register Nomination (1993)
  6. OBAP Coding Sheet for Macrobotanical Database (2016)
  7. OBAP Fauna Coding Key (2006)
  8. Ojo Bonito Archaeological Project: 1988 Report of Investigations of Prehistoric Gridded Fields (1988)
  9. Post-Chacoan Social Integration at the Hinkson Site, New Mexico (1996)
  10. Preliminary Report on Vertebrate Faunal Remains from the Ojo Bonito Archaeological Project (1998)
  11. The Process of Aggregation in the Post-Chacoan Era: A Case Study from the Lower Zuni Region (1995)


  1. OBAP (Ojo Bonito) Fauna (1998)
  2. OBAP Ceramic Database (2016)
  3. OBAP Macrobotanical Database (2016)