The Architecture of Social Integration in Prehistoric Pueblos
175 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
Release Date:01 Jan 1989
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The Architecture of Social Integration in Prehistoric Pueblos

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
In this, the first in a series of Occasional Papers of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado, eleven archaeologists explore new ways of looking at the social functions of prehistoric Pueblo architecture at scales of integration ranging from the household to the region. The contributors provide theoretical, historical, and cross-cultural perspectives on Pueblo architecture and social organization, and they examine the time-honored assumption that prehistoric and historic Pueblo kivas were functionally equivalent. They also consider the development of plazas and other "public" structures in relation to changing community organization and evidence that kivas and related structures were loci for material and information exchange.
Michelle Hegmon is an assistant professor of anthropology at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Her work has been published in American Antiquity, and she is editor, with William D. Lipe, of The Architecture of Social Integration in Prehistoric Pueblos.
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