Ongoing Archaeological Research at Creekside Village near Tularosa New Mexico

April 16, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4301 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road El Paso X 79924

Museum of Archeology
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Fernando Arias
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Archaeologist David H. Greenwald’s talk describes his investigations at Creekside Village along the Rio Tularosa in New Mexico where he has identified the presence of a large, circular pit structure with attributes that compare with great kivas or community structures found elsewhere in the Southwest. The great kiva and other community features (65+ pit houses, a reservoir and irrigation system) reflect a highly structured social order tied to subsistence needs. Initial paleobotanical studies suggest heavy dependence on agriculture, with a focus on corn/maize. Discoveries at Creekside Village have far ranging implications into existing concepts of the organizational strategies of Jornada Mogollon groups who occupied the Tularosa Basin during the Formative period (A.D. 1 to 1450).

Sponsor: El Paso Archaeological Society

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