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Cultural transformations in southwestern prehistory: new insights from old collections
Summary: Several major transformations shaped U.S. Pueblo Indian culture history between 1500 BC and AD 1300. These included 1) shift to dependence on maize; 2) emergence of the "full Formative" cultural complex; 3) collapse ...
Late Pueblo II and Pueblo III Cliff Dwellings and Community Patterns in the Grand Gulch, Southeastern Utah
The study area, a 6.5 km segment of Grand Gulch, includes 24 well-preserved late Pueblo II-Pueblo III period (ca. A.D. 1060-1270) cliff dwellings. I use a spatial and functional analysis of the cliff dwellings and their ...
The Cedar Mesa Project: 1967-2007
Pits Without Pots: Basketmaker II Houses and Lithics of Southeastern Utah
The first goal of this thesis was to provide descriptive site reports of three late Basketmaker II habitation sites on Cedar Mesa, Southeastern Utah. There was great homogeneity among late Basketmaker II habitation sites ...