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Ordinary, yet Distinct

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 29, No. 1

Issue editors: Lewis Borck, University of Arizona School of Anthropology and Archaeology Southwest, and J. Michael Bremer, Santa Fe National Forest

ASWM 29-1 Cover

Cover image: Wall mural with plant/flower motif on the interior of a Gallina unit house. This image is one of many Frank Hibben included in his 1939 dissertation on Gallina archaeology (Harvard University). Image courtesy of the Hibben Estate and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico.

The heartland of the Gallina region includes some of the least known and most rugged backcountry in northern New Mexico. From the early 1100s to the late 1200s, this forbidding landscape was home to a population of Ancestral Pueblo people. Although these inhabitants left dense and obvious evidence of settlement, archaeologists are still—even after almost a century of research—trying to understand the origin and demise of those populations, as well as changes that occurred over the nearly 200 years they lived in the region. Fortunately, there has been a revival of interest in the area since the 1980s, including a recent surge in research addressing many of the topics discussed in this issue.

Online exclusive essays (open as PDFs):

Gallina: Between Two Pueblo WorldsPaul F. Reed

What Is a “No-Man’s Land”? — Lewis Borck

What Architecture Tells Us about a Society — Lewis Borck

Links of interest related to each article are listed below. A bibliography for this issue is available here (opens as a PDF).

Ordinary, yet Distinct: The Allure of Gallina — J. Michael Bremer

Frank Hibben

Edward Drinker Cope

Wheeler Survey

Timothy O’Sullivan’s Images from the Wheeler Survey at the Library of Congress

History of the U.S. Geological Survey

Santa Fe National Forest

What Is a “No-Man’s Land”? — Lewis Borck (online exclusive)

In Brief: Who or What Is Gallina? — Lewis Borck

Visualization: Upper San Juan Traditions — Lewis Borck, Erik Simpson, J. Michael Bremer, and Catherine Gilman

The Pecos Classification

The Pecos Classification in Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 27, No. 3 (opens as a PDF)

An Introduction to Gallina Archaeology — Lewis Borck and J. Michael Bremer

For further reading (opens as a PDF)

Florence Hawley Ellis

Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology at Ghost Ranch

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

In Brief: Migration Routes and Violence — Lewis Borck

Gallina’s Enigmatic Towers — Adam Byrd

How Far Would You Go? Resource Selection in Dangerous Times — Connie Constan

What They Made and Used: Initial Clues to Gallina Identity — Jacqueline Marie Kocer

Cerro Pedernal

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

Museum of Indian Arts & Cultures/Laboratory of Anthropology

Documenting a Gallina Pithouse

Lewis Borck (left) and Alison Hostad documenting a Gallina pithouse on the Santa Fe National Forest. The remains of the structure are past Borck’s left shoulder, behind the tree. Courtesy of Santa Fe National Forest.

Household Activities in a Gallina Settlement — Paula A. Massouh

For further reading (opens as a PDF)

New Insights on Settlement and Mobility in the Gallina HeartlandRonald H. Towner, Galen L. McCloskey, Benjamin A. Bellorado, and Rebecca R. Renteria

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona

In Brief: Herbert Dick’s Gallina Collection — Denver Burns

Origins of Gallina IdentityErik Simpson

In Brief: The Rosa Roots of Gallina Farming — Benjamin A. Bellorado

Gallina: Between Two Pueblo Worlds — Paul F. Reed (online exclusive)

Gallina as a Social Movement — Lewis Borck

What Architecture Tells Us about a Society — Lewis Borck (online exclusive)

Appraising the Gallina-to-Jemez Migration ModelMichael L. Elliott

For further reading (opens as a PDF)

Pueblo of Jemez

History of the Pueblo of Jemez

Preservation Spotlight: Gallina Country — J. Michael Bremer

Santa Fe National Forest

Santa Fe National Forest Site Stewards

Back Sight — William H. Doelle

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