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Chocolate, Cylinder Jars, and Ritual in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
Patricia Crown, University of New Mexico
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RZ-51417-13
Micro-scale mapping using Ground Penetrating Radar: an Example from Room 28, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. (Article)
Title: Micro-scale mapping using Ground Penetrating Radar: an Example from Room 28, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.
Author: Jennie O. Sturm
Author: Patricia L. Crown
Abstract: Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has become a common method for mapping archaeological sites in the American Southwest. A less tested use for this method is to survey architectural spaces within larger pueblos to map features that may relate to the function, use, and abandonment of a specific room. In Chaco Canyon, GPR was used in a room (Room 28) within Pueblo Bonito prior to excavation to determine the presence and depth of buried features. Comparison with excavation results provides a means to evaluate how well this method mapped features in this small space. Three categories of features within this room, posts/postholes, entryways, and burned materials, were successfully identified in the GPR maps. By comparing this GPR survey with the subsequent excavation, we determined how GPR reflected these architectural features, allowing us to develop a set of expectations for using this method to identify similar features in other interior pueblo rooms.
Primary URL: http://saa.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/saa/aap/2015/00000003/00000002/art00003
Primary URL Description: Advances in Archaeological Practice 3(2):124-135.
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Publisher: Society for American Archaeology
FOOT NOTES: THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF POLYDACTYLY AND FOOT-RELATED IMAGERY AT PUEBLO BONITO, CHACO CANYON (Article)
Title: FOOT NOTES: THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF POLYDACTYLY AND FOOT-RELATED IMAGERY AT PUEBLO BONITO, CHACO CANYON
Author: Patricia L. Crown
Author: Kerriann Marden
Author: Hannah Mattson
Abstract: Discussions of polydactyly in the U.S. Southwest describe rock art and skeletal material confirming the presence of six-toed individuals at a variety of sites and in a variety of time periods. A review of Pueblo Bonito collections and archives reveals both skeletal and footprint evidence for six-toed individuals and a large and diverse assemblage of cultural material exhibiting foot-related imagery, including ornaments, sandals, ceramic effigies, and sandal-shaped ground stone. The reiterative nature of these foot-related images, reproduced in a wide range of media, and their frequent associations with highly structured and ritualized contexts, indicates that both five- and six-toed feet had symbolic importance. The evidence also suggests six-toed individuals were accorded special status within Chacoan society.
Primary URL: http://saa.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/saa/aa/2016/00000081/00000003/art00002;jsessionid=11bho17nl3fag.alexandra
Primary URL Description: Society for American Archaeology website link to journal, American Antiquity
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Periodical Title: American Antiquity
Publisher: American Antiquity, Society for American Archaeology