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dc.creatorBedell, Melanie Lynne 0:00
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.), Anthropology, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe study area, a 6.5 km segment of Grand Gulch, includes 24 well-preserved late Pueblo II-Pueblo III period (ca. A.D. 1060-1270) cliff dwellings. I use a spatial and functional analysis of the cliff dwellings and their structures to infer social organization and social integration. From analysis of room function, I distinguished three site types: multiple household habitations, single household habitations, and isolated storage structures. Architectural details, tree-ring dates and wall construction techniques are used to interpret the sequence of construction for each cliff dwelling in the study area and to establish contemporaneity between the sites.Late Pueblo II structures were dismantled and incorporated into small multiple household habitations and single household habitations representing part of a dispersed mid-thirteenth century community. Great Kivas or large facilities that could have served to integrate the small residential population are absent. Dispersed dwellings suggest some degree of household autonomy. Functional classification of the architectural spaces indicates little interhousehold cooperation and dependency even in multiple household habitations.en_US
dc.subjectGrand Gulch (San Juan County, Utah)en_US
dc.subjectGrand Gulch (San Juan County, Utah)--Antiquitiesen_US
dc.subjectCliff dwellings--Southwest, Newen_US
dc.subjectSocial organizationen_US
dc.subjectSocial integrationen_US
dc.subjectPeublo IIen_US
dc.subjectPueblo IIIen_US
dc.titleLate Pueblo II and Pueblo III Cliff Dwellings and Community Patterns in the Grand Gulch, Southeastern Utahen_US
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