Title

Examining the Pueblo II-III Transition in the Moapa Valley, Southern Nevada

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-20-2019

Publication Title

KIVA: Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History

Volume

85

Issue

4

First page number:

345

Last page number:

369

Abstract

Based on the limited data available to her at the time, Margaret Lyneis proposed that the transition between the Pueblo II and Pueblo III periods in the Moapa Valley was marked by differences in social organization and subsistence strategies. Since then, additional data have become available from new archival research and excavations, making it possible to more fully investigate the ideas presented by Lyneis. In this paper, the newly-available data are used to re-evaluate the nature of the Pueblo II–III transition, and their implications for understanding the terminal Virgin Branch occupation of the Moapa Valley are considered.

Keywords

Virgin Branch Puebloan culture; Pueblo II-Pueblo III transition; Social organization; Subsistence strategies; Interaction networks

Disciplines

Anthropology | Archaeological Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English

Subtitles

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Subtitle Language

Spanish

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