Title

The Shivwits Research Project: Exploring Virgin Anasazi Settlement and Subsistence Patterns on the Arizona

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

4-1-2008

Publication Title

73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

Volume

2008

First page number:

253

Last page number:

253

Abstract

In the summers of 2006 and 2007, the University of Nevada Las Vegas conducted research at the Lava Ridge Ruin, a late Pueblo II/early Pueblo III Virgin Anasazi settlement on the Parashant National Monument of far northwestern Arizona. This project, which represents one of the first large-scale excavations in the region, was designed to understand how the prehistoric farmers managed to make a living in this unlikely area characterized by limited rainfall, a lack of permanent watercourses, and a short growing season. This paper presents the findings from this project and their implications for understanding regional subsistence and settlement patterns.

Disciplines

Archaeological Anthropology | Chemistry

Language

English


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