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Alameda School Site (LA 421) Faunal Assemblage

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This project contains the faunal remains recovered during excavations of a small portion of the Alameda School Site, LA 421, a Rio Grande Classic period pueblo in the Albuquerque area. Excavations occurred in the summer of 2008, resulting in the identification of 66 human burials (most from an early Classic Period Glaze A cemetery), one dog burial, and 69 non-burial pit features. Of the 3500 specimen faunal assemblage, 1370 were sampled resulting in the identification of 61 species including 5 fish taxa, 30 avian taxa, and 20 mammalian taxa.

Cite this Record

Alameda School Site (LA 421) Faunal Assemblage. ( tDAR id: 376358) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82R3T2P


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1300 to 1600 (Rio Grande Classic)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -106.642; min lat: 35.175 ; max long: -106.603; max lat: 35.206 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Robin Cordero

Source Collections

MIAC, Santa Fe, NM

Related Comparative Collections

Museum of SW Biology, UNM

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-12 of 12)


  1. Alameda School Site (LA 421) Fauna (2012)

Coding Sheets

  1. RCordero faunal coding sheet_age criteria (2012)
  2. RCordero faunal coding sheet_burning (2012)
  3. rcordero faunal coding sheet_completeness (2012)
  4. RCordero faunal coding sheet_digestion (2012)
  5. RCordero faunal coding sheet_element (2012)
  6. RCordero faunal coding sheet_gnawing (2012)
  7. rcordero faunal coding sheet_LB fusion (2012)
  8. rcordero faunal coding sheet_proximal distal (2012)
  9. RCordero Faunal Coding Sheet_side (2012)
  10. RCordero faunal coding sheet_taxa (2012)
  11. RCordero faunal coding sheet_weathering (2012)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America