Accession Number:

ADA127296

Title:

Trinidad Reservoir Salvage Archaeology, 1967,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TRINIDAD STATE JUNIOR COLL CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

On the basis of ceramics contained by the two Area A houses, they both have been placed in the Sopris Phase, A.D. 1150 to 1250 or 1300. With this report, the number of known Sopris Phase houses on this alluvial terrace is increased to four. The TCC98 ceramic collection shows two and perhaps four periods of occupatin the prehistoric Southwestern-derived Sopris Phase and historic Apache ca. A.D. 1750 to 1900 and perhaps prehistoric post-Sopris Phase Southwestern ca. A.D. 1300-1450 and historic Spanish-American ca. A.D. 1670-1890. The complexities of this alluvial terraces occupational chronical are not well defined. Only Sopris Phase architecture has been defined for this terrace. With the exception of ceramics, the specimens collected under the heading TCC98 cannot confidently be sorted into groups that each reflect a separate cultural-temporal utilization. The majority of these specimens undoubtedly pertain to the Sopris Phase, but with few exceptions cannot be assigned to a specific household inventory. Thus exploration at TCC98 has expanded the archaeological data base, but has not to date contributed much to the knowledge of Trinidad archaeology.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE