On the Fringe: Community Dynamics at Cox Ranch Pueblo
Duff, Andrew I.
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Cox Ranch Pueblo is the center of a sizable Chaco-period (A.D. 1050-1130) community in the southern Cibola region. The Cox Ranch Pueblo Community Research Project has been exploring the connections distant communities may have had with a center in Chaco Canyon. The site contains numerous room blocks and a great house that possesses a number of attributes consistent with Chaco-style buildings. However, most materials from the site suggest roots below the Mogollon Rim. This contribution summarizes the research aims and findings of the project to date, emphasizing the importance of local social dynamics in incorporation of ideas from afar.