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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Anyon, Roger, 1952-
LeBlanc, Steven A.
Sabloff, Paula L. W.
The Galaz ruin: a prehistoric Mimbres village in southwestern
Published By: Original publisher
Albuquerque: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology : University
of New Mexico Press. 1984. xi, 612 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Roger Anyon and Steven A. LeBlanc ; edited by Paula L. W.
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Culture summary (105);
Ceramic technology (323);
Reviews and critiques (114);
Archaeological excavation methods (1210);
Historical and archival research (127);
Artifact and archive collections (119);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Anyon and LeBlanc conducted salvage excavations at Galaz in
1975 and 1976. The site had been excavated previously by the Southwest Museum of Los
Angeles in 1927 and the University of Minnesota from 1929 to 1931. Galaz had also been
extensively looted from 1931 to 1975. In fact in 1975 the site had been leased to a
commercial looter who was searching for pottery. The Mimbres Foundation was able to
negotiate with the people involved, the bulldozing was halted for one year, and the
Foundation was allowed to conduct controlled excavations at the site from the summer of
1975 through the spring of 1976. Although the Classic Mimbres pueblo had been completely
destroyed they were able to excavated the areas around it which meant they were excavating
structures from the Late Pithouse period. As some of these pithouses were later used as
trash dumps Anyon and LeBlanc were able to obtain a sample of trash from the Classic
Mimbres period. The data they obtained from the new excavations was integrated with the
previous excavations data as the Foundation also conducted archival research and artifact
analysis on the museum collections, and examined the previous collections, field notes, and
catalogs from Galaz. This document discusses the previous excavations at Galaz and in the
Mimbres region, their excavations, a brief culture history of the Mogollon and the Mimbres
Valley, the environmental setting, the architecture found, and their interpretations of the
structures. In addition to the Late Pithouse period structures found the excavations also
found a Postclassic pueblo and it is also described. The ceramics from all excavations are
analyzed and this document presents information on the almost 1000 burials from Galaz along
with some inferences about social organization. This document also presents the analyses of
the palynological and faunal data and the artifacts that are neither chipped stone nor
groundstone artifacts. Document nos. 24-26 present analyses on plant remains, and the
chipped stone and groundstone artifacts. Anyon and LeBlanc provide plates of the entire
collection of Mimbres painted vessels from Galaz at the end of the document and provide the
provenience information for each bowl allowing the reader to determine which room or burial
each bowl was from.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
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Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-325)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
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).
1450 BP-650 BP (AD 550-AD 1350)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Galaz, New Mexico, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mimbres culture//Galaz Site (N.M.)