Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest / Edition 1

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest / Edition 1

by Arthur H. Rohn, William M. Ferguson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826339700

ISBN-13: 9780826339706

Pub. Date: 05/31/2006

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest offers a complete picture of Puebloan culture from its prehistoric beginnings through twenty-five hundred years of growth and change, ending with the modern-day Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.

Aerial and ground photographs, over 325 in color, and sixty settlement plans provide an armchair trip to ruins that are

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Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest offers a complete picture of Puebloan culture from its prehistoric beginnings through twenty-five hundred years of growth and change, ending with the modern-day Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.

Aerial and ground photographs, over 325 in color, and sixty settlement plans provide an armchair trip to ruins that are open to the public and that may be visited or viewed from nearby. Included, too, are the living pueblos from Taos in north central New Mexico along the Rio Grande Valley to Isleta, and westward through Acoma and Zuni to the Hopi pueblos in Arizona.

In addition to the architecture of the ruins, Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest gives a detailed overview of the Pueblo Indians' lifestyles including their spiritual practices, food, clothing, shelter, physical appearance, tools, government, water management, trade, ceramics, and migrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826339706
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsVII
PrefaceXIII
Chapter 1Introduction1
The Ancient Puebloans4
Chronology Building7
Physical Appearance and Disease23
Food, Clothing, and Shelter25
Architecture30
Pithouses30
Living and Storage Spaces33
Kivas40
Great Kivas43
Concentric Wall Structures, Towers, and Shrines46
Modular Residence Units48
Village Layout49
Settlement Locations51
Water Management52
Ceramics53
Basketry and Fiber Utensils58
Stone and Bone Tools59
Life in the Mug House Cliff Dwelling60
Government and Society63
Spiritual Concepts and Rituals65
Celestial Observations69
Trade and the Mesoamerican Connection72
Violence, Warfare, and Weapons75
The Great Migrations77
Chapter 2Northern San Juan Region81
Introduction to the Mesa Verde82
Ruins Road84
Far View Locality92
Spruce Tree House99
Cliff Palace and the Cliff-Fewkes Canyon Ruins102
Square Tower House112
Balcony House113
Wetherill Mesa117
Ute Mountain Tribal Park129
The Montezuma Valley132
Sand Canyon Pueblo142
Escalante and Dominguez Ruins143
Duckfoot Site144
Hovenweep146
Introduction146
Ruin Canyon Group148
Holly Ruin Group153
Horseshoe Ruin Group156
Hackberry Ruin Group157
Cutthroat Ruin Group158
Cajon Ruin Group161
Western Montezuma Valley Ruins162
Aztec Ruins176
Salmon Ruin180
Chimney Rock Sites181
Chapter 3Kayenta Region185
Introduction188
Inscription House Ruin190
Betatakin192
Keet Seel195
Lower Chinle Wash198
Canyon de Chelly205
Introduction205
White House Ruin206
First Ruin207
Junction Ruin207
Antelope House209
Standing Cow Ruin211
Mummy Cave211
Other Viewable Ruins213
Grand Canyon214
Coombs Site218
Chapter 4Chaco Canyon Region219
Introduction to Chacoan Culture220
Architecture224
Ceremonial Structures225
Ceramics225
Population226
Communication System227
Astronomical Observations229
Water Management229
End of the Chaco Phenomenon230
Pueblo Bonito232
Chetro Ketl236
Pueblo del Arroyo240
The Casa Rinconada Group243
Kin Kletso245
Penasco Blanco246
Una Vida and Kin Nahasbas247
Pueblo Alto249
Outliers252
The Cibola (Zuni) Connection256
Chapter 5Little Colorado River Region-Zuni and Hopi259
Cibola (Zuni) Subregion261
Village of the Great Kivas261
Atsinna (El Morro)262
Puerco Pueblo Ruin and Agate House264
Tusayan (Hopi) Subregion267
Homol'ovi Settlement Cluster268
Awatovi270
Hopi Villages273
Wupatki273
Chapter 6Northern Rio Grande Valley Region279
Puye282
Tsankawi284
Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier286
Bandelier's Living Shrines292
Pecos296
Kuaua299
Salinas302
Gran Quivira302
Abo305
Quarai307
Living Descendants of the Puebloans308
Select Bibliography312
Index315

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