Wills, W. H. (Wirt Henry). The transition from the Preceramic to Ceramic period in the Mogollon Highlands of western New Mexico

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The transition from the Preceramic to Ceramic period in the Mogollon Highlands of western New Mexico

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of field archaeology -- Vol. 23, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher Journal of field archaeology -- Vol. 23, no. 3 Boston: Boston University. 1996. 335-359 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication W. H. Wills

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mogollon (NT85)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Dating methods in archaeology (1211); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Wills examined the earlier data from excavations at the SU site, the type site for the Pine Lawn phase, in conjunction with his more recent excavations at that site. Will shows that the earlier ceramic seriation by the Field Museum is probably inaccurate and should not be used to date sites. Wills describes and analyzes data from the pit houses, their associated artifacts and pits, and the burials; and compares these data to other sites to reassess the settlement pattern, the duration of occupation, the date of occupation, and when the Pine Lawn phase probably began. Wills feels the Pine Lawn phase should date to AD 450-AD 550 verses AD 200-AD 550. He examined the C14 dates and compares them to the dendrochronological dates. C14 dates on wood overestimate the age by 200 years most of the time as they are dating the age of the wood or woody plant and not when the wood was cut for use.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nt85-010

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-359)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1987-1988

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2010

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1800 BP-1450 BP (AD 200-AD 550)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) SU site, New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mogollon culture//Indians of North America


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