Before the Great Departure (ASW 27-3) (PDF)

Issue editors: Jeffrey S. Dean, University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and Jeffery J. Clark, Archaeology Southwest

Considering the two decades Archaeology Southwest and its partners have spent studying the Salado phenomenon (A.D. 1275–1450) in the southern U.S. Southwest, we know quite a bit about “the end”—what happened to a group of northern immigrants known as the Kayenta after they left their homeland in the late 1200s. But what preceded that chapter in their story? Contributors to this issue help us take a closer look at the Kayenta in the three centuries before their emigration. What insights into Kayenta history might help us understand Kayenta persistence?


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In this issue:

Before the Great Departure: The Kayenta in Their Homeland — Jeffery J. Clark and Jeffrey S. Dean

In Brief: The Multiple Meanings of Ancestral Pueblo — Barbara J. Mills

In Brief: Ancestral Pueblo across Space and Time — Jeffrey S. Dean

A Short History of Kayenta Archaeology — Andrew L. Christenson

Pottery Traditions in and beyond the Homeland — Patrick D. Lyons

Kayenta Iconography: Earth and Sky, Women’s and Men’s Work, Corn and Water — Kelley Hays-Gilpin

Architecture and Settlement in the Homeland — Jeffrey S. Dean

Mortuary Practices in the Homeland — Kimberly Spurr

Relations with Neighbors to the South: Tusayan — E. Charles Adams

Relations with Neighbors to the East: Mesa Verde — Donna M. Glowacki

Flower Power — Jeffery J. Clark

Understanding the Kayenta, from Beginning to End — Jeffrey S. Dean and Jeffery J. Clark

In Brief: The Kayenta before and after Migration: A Southwest Social Networks Perspective — Lewis Borck

Back Sight — William H. Doelle