Date of Award

1-1-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Lawrence B. Conyers, Ph.D.

Keywords

American Southwest, Mogollon, New Mexico, Prehistory, Quantitative methods, Social organization

Abstract

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.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Cameron Benton

File size

255 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Archaeology

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