Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992. Mogollon culture in the Forestdale Valley, east-central Arizona

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Part I Tla Kii Ruin Forestdale's Oldest Pueblo


Archaeology In The Forestdale Valley

Historical Note

The Forestdale Valley And Tla Kii Ruin

Tla Kii Ruin

Architectural Remains

Pit Houses

Storage Structure 1

Unit Structures

The Pueblo

Order Of Construction










Storage Pits


Room Contents

Pre-pueblo Occupation


Religious Structures

Storage Pits

Pit 1 (fig. 24)

Pit 2 (figs. 25, 26 A )

Pits 3, 9, 10, 11, 13

Pit 12

Pit 14 (fig. 26 B )

Dating The Pits


Population Size





Corduroy Phase, Local Types

Alma Plain, Forestdale Variety

Forestdale Plain

Forestdale Smudged

Forestdale Red

Alma Neck-banded, Forestdale Variety (fig. 29)

Corduroy Black-on-white (new Type)

Corduroy Phase, Intrusive Pottery

Dry Valley Phase, Local Pottery

Alma Plain, Forestdale Variety

Alma Incised, Forestdale Variety

Forestdale Smudged

Red Ware

Neck Corrugated



Dry Valley Phase, Intrusive Pottery

Carrizo Phase, Local Pottery

Alma Plain, Forestdale Variety

Forestdale Smudged And Reserve Smudged

Red Ware


Mcdonald Corrugated


Gila Plain

Carrizo Phase, Intrusive Pottery

Gray Ware Versus Brown Ware

Clay Objects And Worked Potsherds

Material Culture Other Than Clay Products

Ground Stone Artifacts

Chipped Stone Artifacts

Paint Materials

Miscellaneous Stones

Bone And Horn


The Significance Of Tla Kii Ruin

Part Ii Excavations In The Forestdale Valley, East-central Arizona



Previous Work

The Bear Ruin 22





Water Supply

Flora And Fauna


Appearance Of The Site


House Remains

Domestic Structures

Storage Rooms

Religious Structures


Storage Pits (?)



Pit Contents


Disposal Of The Dead


Alma Plain

Forestdale Smudged

Forestdale Plain

Forestdale Red

Intrusive Pottery

Mogollon Culture

Anasazi Culture

Hohokam Culture

Patayan Culture



Ground Stone Tools

Chipped Stone Tools

Minerals 130


Bone And Antler



Clay Objects And Worked Potsherds

Perishable Material

Dating The Bear Ruin

General Discussion And Conclusions


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Part Iv The Forestdale Valley Cultural Sequence

Dating The Forestdale Phases

Hilltop Phase

Cottonwood Phase

Forestdale Phase

Corduroy Phase

Dry Valley Phase

Carrizo Phase

Linden Phase

Pinedale Phase

Canyon Creek Phase

Skidi Phase

Alchesay Phase

Regional Note

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

Title: Mogollon culture in the Forestdale Valley, east-central Arizona

Published By: Original publisher Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press. 1985. xix, 454 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Emil W. Haury

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 Reviews and critiques (114); Architecture (341); Dwellings (342); Religious and educational structures (346); Masonry (333); Ceramic technology (323); Lithic industries (324); Bone, horn, and shell technology (321); Equipment and maintenance of buildings (350); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Cultural stratigraphy (912); Typologies and classifications (914);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of several archaeological sites in the Forestdale Valley region of East-Central Arizona which it was hoped would throw light on the initial village dwellers of the area whose remains were preserved in the Bear Ruin and the Bluff Site, spanning roughly the time from AD 200 to 700. The significance of those findings centered on the fact that the people were members of the Mogollon culture closely bordering the southern threshold of the cultural domain of the Anasazi. This report reviews the findings from these sites, in conjunction with data from other sites in the area to build a succession of cultural stages upward in time from AD 700 to the historic present. In addition, this study draws attention to that moment in Southwestern prehistory when two readily identifiable cultural streams, Mogollon and Anasazi, coalesced to produce a blend that has both vexed and, in some measure, clarified the thinking of archaeologist concerned with cultural processes (p. 3).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. nt85-017

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographic references and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1939-1941, 1970-1980

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-5

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). AD 200 - AD 700

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Forestdale Valley, East-Central Arizona, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mogollon culture//Indians of North America--Arizona--Forestdale Valley--Antiquities//Forestdale Valley (Ariz.)--Antiquities//Arizona--Antiquities


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