Author

Tom Durkin

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Creamer, Winifred

Department

Department of Anthropology

Abstract

The reconstruction of past behavioral patterns is one of the ultimate goals of Archaeologists. Ideally, these reconstructions would integrate isolated aspects of a past society into a series of interrelated behaviors which make up that society as a whole, thus furthering our understanding of culture in general. This study attempts to reconstruct possible room uses for rooms excavated at the site of Pueblo Blanco during the 1992 field season. Based on a survey of room uses proposed by archaeologists working in the Southwest, a series of hypothetical room uses was constructed for Pueblo Blanco. These room uses included kivas, ceremonial rooms, storage rooms, work rooms, and habitation rooms. Field notes and an inventory of artifacts recovered from roomblocks nine and sixteen from Pueblo Blanco were studied, and an attempt was made to apply the hypothetical room uses to the excavated rooms. The only room uses identified from roomblocks nine and sixteen were habitation and storage rooms. Finally, an attempt was made to identify a range of activities for Pueblo Blanco. These activities included room construction, lithics working, ceramic production, food processing, agriculture, animal domestication, and hunting.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

31 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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