Comparative Analysis of Southwestern Corral Structures with Feature 18 of Mission Guevavi

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/555534
Title:
Comparative Analysis of Southwestern Corral Structures with Feature 18 of Mission Guevavi
Author:
Fletez, Kristen D'ann
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This paper will examine the typical attributes of contemporary corrals located within Arizona and New Mexico for identification of Feature 18 of Mission Guevavi. Mission Guevavi is a historic Spanish mission site located in the Pímeria Alta region of Arizona. Recent excavations during the 2014 University of Arizona Field School found that Feature 18 consists of trenches and post-holes dug into a layer of calcium carbonate (caliche), with rectangular room enclosures of various sizes. Analysis was made by comparing outlines of corrals found through Google Earth with those from Feature 18, examining average area and overall corral organization. Feature 18 was most similar in area to current Navajo corrals, while overall shape and organization were more similar to current Tohono O’odham corrals. The study also demonstrates the use of public data and Google Earth as a simple, cost-efficient method of preliminary data gathering and analysis within archaeology.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleComparative Analysis of Southwestern Corral Structures with Feature 18 of Mission Guevavien_US
dc.creatorFletez, Kristen D'annen
dc.contributor.authorFletez, Kristen D'annen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper will examine the typical attributes of contemporary corrals located within Arizona and New Mexico for identification of Feature 18 of Mission Guevavi. Mission Guevavi is a historic Spanish mission site located in the Pímeria Alta region of Arizona. Recent excavations during the 2014 University of Arizona Field School found that Feature 18 consists of trenches and post-holes dug into a layer of calcium carbonate (caliche), with rectangular room enclosures of various sizes. Analysis was made by comparing outlines of corrals found through Google Earth with those from Feature 18, examining average area and overall corral organization. Feature 18 was most similar in area to current Navajo corrals, while overall shape and organization were more similar to current Tohono O’odham corrals. The study also demonstrates the use of public data and Google Earth as a simple, cost-efficient method of preliminary data gathering and analysis within archaeology.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.