Beyond Chaco: Great Kiva Communities on the Mogollon Rim Frontier

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During the eleventh and twelfth centuries A.D., the Mogollon Rim region of east-central Arizona was a frontier, situated beyond and between larger regional organizations such as Chaco, Hohokam, and Mimbres. On this southwestern edge of the Puebloan world, past settlement poses a contradiction to those who study it. Population density was low and land abundant, yet the region was overbuilt with great kivas, a form of community-level architecture. Using a frontier model to evaluate household, community, and regional data, ...

Beyond Chaco: Great Kiva Communities on the Mogollon Rim Frontier 2001, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816521562

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