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UUAP 035: Excavations in Mancos Canyon, Colorado

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Copyright: 1958
Trim: 7.5 x 10
Pages: 239

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978-1-60781-065-0
$22.00

UUAP 035: Excavations in Mancos Canyon, Colorado

University of Utah Anthropological Paper 35

Erik K. Reed

University of Utah Anthropological Papers

Jesse D. Jennings

Anthropology / Archaeology

Salvage excavation of five prehistoric sites was completed in 1942 in Mancos Canyon, Colorado, and reported in this volume. An additional 24 open sites in the canyon were surveyed and pottery collection completed.

The Anthropological Papers series is published on-demand on the Espresso Book Machine at the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah. No returns will be accepted.


Table of Contents:

Foreword
Preface
List of Illustrations

I. Introduction
The Southwestern Archeological Area
Previous Work in the Mancos District
The Project and Procedure

II. Synopses
Site 1
Site 3
Site 4
Site 7
Site 11
Survey of Unexcavated Sites
Distribution of Sites
Artifacts
Missing Artifact Types

III. Architecture
Site 4
Site 7
Site 1
Site 3, Late Component
Site 3, Early Component
Towers, Twin-Kiva Pueblos, and Great Kivas

IV. Burials
Site 3, Early Component
Site 11
Site 1
Site 7
Summary and Discussion of Burial Methods
Continuity of Anasazi Population
Lambdoid Deformation as a Cultural Diagnostic

V. Pottery
Classification
White Ware
Gray Ware
San Juan Orange Ware
Miscellaneous Intrusive Trade Types
Worked Sherds and Pottery Objects

VI. Bone Implements
Pointed Bone Tools
Chisel
Bird Bone Tubes
Possible Musical Instrument
Discussion

VII. Stone Implements
Metates and Manos
Floor Polishers and Miscellaneous Flat Stones
Axes and Other Grooved or Notched Implements
Chamahias
Scrapers, Choppers, and Hammerstones
Pot Polishers
Sandal Forms
Arrowshaft Tools
Lithic Materials (Mineralogical Identifications by R.A. Maxwell)

VII. Ornaments
Disc Beads
Stone Pendants
Shell Bracelet Fragments

IX. Cultural Categories

X. Conclusions on Sequential Development

Bibliography
Appendix A. List of Specimens Catalogued
Appendix B. Skeletal Remains from Mancos Canyon, Colorado, by T.D. Stewart
Appendix C. Dendrochronological Notes, by E.T. Hall, Jr.
Appendix D. Vegetal Remains, by Volney H. Jones
Appendix E. Faunal Remains, Including Indentifications by R.W. Gilmore and H. Friedmann

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