The Anasazi Origins Project Digital Archives Initiative
The Anasazi Origins Project (AOP) was led by Cynthia Iriwn-Williams to investigate the antecedents of Ancestral Puebloans, which she called the Oshara Tradition, in the Arroyo Cuervo Region of northwestern New Mexico. This project was fundamental to the understanding of the Archaic period in the northern Southwest at a time when this area was understudied. One result of this monumental investigation is the enormous collection of artifacts, ecofacts, and contextual documents from its field campaigns.
The Anasazi Origins Project Digital Archives Initiative mission is to aggregate all data associated with the AOP digitally onto platforms that is easily accessible and has the capability to disseminate. One of the main focuses is to ingest the digital data of the AOP collection onto the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR). This international online digital repository facilitates a living documents approach that allows data on this platform to be modernized and integrated with additional information from the various components of the AOP collection as well as other datasets. This project is in effort to begin the movement of the digitized data of the AOP into a central location with the goal of its participation into the current archaeological dialogue.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Anasazi Origins Project Publications •
- Anasazi Origins Project Site Records and Inventory Sheet for Notes •
- Anasazi Origins Project Laboratory of Anthropology Site Record Access Database •
- Anasazi Origins Project Maps •
- Anasazi Origins Project Artifacts
Cite this Record
The Anasazi Origins Project Digital Archives Initiative. ( tDAR id: 376740) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8W95BNB
Ancestral Puebloan • Archaic • Armijo Phase • Bajada Phase • Early Archaic • En Medio Phase • Euroamerican • Historic • Jay Phase • Late Archaic • Loma Alta Phase • Middle Archaic • Oshara Tradition • PaleoIndian • San Jose Phase • Sky Village Phase • Spanish • Trujillo Phase
Archaeological Overview • Collections Research • Data Recovery / Excavation • Environment Research • Heritage Management • Methodology, Theory, or Synthesis • Reconnaissance / Survey • Research Design / Data Recovery Plan • Systematic Survey
Anasazi Origins Project • Archaic Artifacts • Archaic Cultures • Archaic Environment • Armijo Projectile Point • Bajada Projectile Point • En Medio Projectile Point • Ground Stones • Jay Projectile Point • Oshara Tradition Points • San Jose Projectile Point
Archaic • Armijo Phase • Bajada Phase • Basketmaker II • Basketmaker III • En Medio Phase • Jay Phase • Loma Alta Phase • Oshara Tradition • Pueblo I • San Jose Phase • Sky Village Phase • Trujillo Phase
Calendar Date: -5500 to 400 (Oshara Tradition / Archaic)
Calendar Date: 400 to 700 (Basketmaker)
Calendar Date: -9500 to -6000 (Paleoindian)
Calendar Date: 700 to 850 (Pueblo I)
min long: -107.136; min lat: 35.228 ; max long: -106.625; max lat: 35.653 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Principal Investigator(s): David M. Plaza
Redaction Note: All information on site location is considered confidential and has been redacted to protect the integrity of a site. Researchers interested in site locations can contact the principal investagator.
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