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Lawrence B. Conyers, Ph.D.
American Southwest, Mogollon, New Mexico, Prehistory, Quantitative methods, Social organization
This thesis analyzes archival data from archaeological sites with great kivas in the Reserve region of west-central New Mexico dating to A.D. 1000-1350 and examines sociopolitical organization and reform between the dynamic Reserve (A.D. 1000-1100) and Tularosa (1100-1350) Phases. Specifically, studies in this thesis compare great kiva architecture and ceramic types present between sites using methods of descriptive statistics and quantitative analysis, which allowed for interregional variation and change to be identified between those time periods. The results of those analyses are correlated with the archaeological histories of the Mimbres and Chaco societies that bordered the Reserve area in prehistory and used to propose ideas on integration at a regional scale and social reform in response to changing ecological and political climates.
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Benton, Cameron D., "An Archaeological Investigation into Social Organization and Political Reform in the Reserve Area of New Mexico, A.D. 1000–1350" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1647.
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