Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262371
Title:
The Dendrochronology of the Reconstruction of Kinishba
Author:
Baxter, Laura; Baird, Kate J.; Pedicino, Lisa C.; Scotti, Karriaunna
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Issue Date:
1997
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Bulletin
Citation:
Baxter, L., Baird, K.J., Pedicino, L.C., Scotti, K. 1997. The dendrochronology of the reconstruction of Kinishba. Tree-Ring Bulletin 54:11-21.
Abstract:
Dendroarchaeology is often discussed with reference to prehistoric contexts; however, it is equally relevant in historical contexts. Dendroarchaeological analysis independently dates the modem reconstruction of prehistoric Kinishba Pueblo with higher resolution than known documentary sources provide and illuminates reroofing practices. Kinishba is a large Mountain Mogollon pueblo on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in east-central Arizona. Historically, the reconstructed Kinishba is attributed to the 1930s work of Byron Cummings. Nineteen dates from structural beams in nine rooms of the pueblo form a tight cluster with a strong terminal peak at 1950. This peak combined with beam and architectural attributes provides evidence for an undocumented, extensive reroofing episode. Thus, the target event was not the building of reconstructed rooms as originally expected, but replacement of the original reconstructed roofs. This study illustrates two important dendroarchaeological points. First, preconceived ideas, even if based on sound research, should not influence sample dating, which should be free of bias. Second, this study illustrates the importance of tree-ring dates in archaeology and the potential conflict between other types of data and tree-ring dates.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Archaeology; Buildings; Historic Buildings; Old And Fossil Wood
ISSN:
0041-2198
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Dendrochronology of the Reconstruction of Kinishbaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaird, Kate J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPedicino, Lisa C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorScotti, Karriaunnaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UKen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.identifier.citationBaxter, L., Baird, K.J., Pedicino, L.C., Scotti, K. 1997. The dendrochronology of the reconstruction of Kinishba. Tree-Ring Bulletin 54:11-21.en_US
dc.description.abstractDendroarchaeology is often discussed with reference to prehistoric contexts; however, it is equally relevant in historical contexts. Dendroarchaeological analysis independently dates the modem reconstruction of prehistoric Kinishba Pueblo with higher resolution than known documentary sources provide and illuminates reroofing practices. Kinishba is a large Mountain Mogollon pueblo on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in east-central Arizona. Historically, the reconstructed Kinishba is attributed to the 1930s work of Byron Cummings. Nineteen dates from structural beams in nine rooms of the pueblo form a tight cluster with a strong terminal peak at 1950. This peak combined with beam and architectural attributes provides evidence for an undocumented, extensive reroofing episode. Thus, the target event was not the building of reconstructed rooms as originally expected, but replacement of the original reconstructed roofs. This study illustrates two important dendroarchaeological points. First, preconceived ideas, even if based on sound research, should not influence sample dating, which should be free of bias. Second, this study illustrates the importance of tree-ring dates in archaeology and the potential conflict between other types of data and tree-ring dates.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectBuildingsen_US
dc.subjectHistoric Buildingsen_US
dc.subjectOld And Fossil Wooden_US
dc.identifier.citationBaxter, L., Baird, K.J., Pedicino, L.C., Scotti, K. 1997. The dendrochronology of the reconstruction of Kinishba. Tree-Ring Bulletin 54:11-21.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262371-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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