Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Creamer, Winifred

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

Pueblo Blanco (N.M.)--Antiquities||Indians of North America--New Mexico--Pueblo Blanco--Antiquities||Demographic Archaeology--New Mexico--Pueblo Blanco||Excavations (Archaeology)--New Mexico--Pueblo Blanco

Abstract

This thesis project uses the principles of survey archaeology and the use of surface collection techniques to determine occupation patterns at a protohistoric (A.D. 1450-1680) pueblo site, Pueblo Blanco, located in the northern Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. Survey data from another pueblo site, San Marcos, was also analyzed. Using ceramic categories having chronological significance, statistical analysis, and typological analysis of ceramic rim form, sequential patterns of occupation were found to exist across these two sites prior to their abandonment. Questions regarding the validity of these findings are addressed using density studies and historical accounts. This work provides a deeper understanding of aggregated pueblo village life. Project conclusions imply a need to reconsider methods used to calculate pueblo population prior to European contact.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [57]-64)

Extent

84 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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