AuthorLekson, Stephen H.
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DescriptionThis reappraisal of archaeology conducted at the Saige-McFarland site presents for the first time a substantial body of comparative data from a Mimbres period site in the Gila drainage. Lekson offers a new and controversial interpretation of the Mimbres sequence, reintroducing the concept of the Mangas phase first proposed by the Gila Pueblo investigations of the 1930s and demonstrating a more gradual shift from pithouse to pueblo occupance than has been suggested previously.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments / The Saige-McFarland Site / Geology / Archaeology / Documentation / Room Block A / Room 2 (A and B) / Room 4 (A and B) / Room 5 / Room 6 / Room Block B / Room 8 / Room 11 / Room 12 / Room 14 / Room 15 / Pit Structures Beneath Room Block B / Room Block C / Pit House 1 / Pit House 3 / Trenches N775 and N790 / Ceramics / Ceramic Densities / Analysis of Decorated Sherds / Typological Stratigraphy / Rim Sherds and Vessel Forms / Vessel Assemblages / Chipped-Stone Artifacts / Ground-Stone Artifacts / Stone Slabs / Minerals and Odd Rocks / Ornaments / Pit Structures / Room Blocks / Artifact Deposition / Vertical Distribution / Carbon-14 Dates / Mimbres Series Pottery Types / Chronological Synthesis / Mimbres Archaeology of the Upper Gila / Site Size / Surface Archaeology / Regional Chronology / Epilogue: Mimbres Taxonomy / Appendix A: Burials / Appendix B: Ceramic Sorting Categories and Sherd Counts / Appendix C: Lithic Definitions and Artifacts Counts / References / Index / Abstract