The Shivwits Research Project: Exploring Virgin Anasazi Settlement and Subsistence Patterns on the Arizona
73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology
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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.
Archaeological Anthropology | Chemistry
Harry, K. G.,
The Shivwits Research Project: Exploring Virgin Anasazi Settlement and Subsistence Patterns on the Arizona.
73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2008