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The Chronologies of Nuvakwewtaqa: Implications for Social Processes

WithSteadman Upham, Gail M. Bockley

The key chronometric dates from Nuvakwewtaqa provide guidelines for efforts at relative chronology construction in the area. The Upham-Henderson chronology was developed using the Mean Ceramic Date formula, a technique developed in historical archaeology by South for dating Colonial period sites in the Eastern United States. The Colorado Plateaus Pollen Chronology (CPPC) confirms the stratigraphic order and the relative age assignments made by using the Mean Ceramic Date formula. The CPPC confirms the stratigraphic order and the relative age assignments made by using the Mean Ceramic Date formula. The Upham-Henderson chronology provided a baseline for comparison of developmental sequences at Nuvakwewtaqa and in the Nuvakwewtaqa settlement system. The Henderson plainware chronology represents a unique effort to establish a workable temporal framework for the Nuvakwewtaqa region. The distribution of plainwares at settlement system sites, then, may result from the operation of different local exchange systems.