Homol'Ovi I Pueblo: An Examination of Plant Remains Within Ash Closure, Renewal, and Dedication Deposits

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Title:
Homol'Ovi I Pueblo: An Examination of Plant Remains Within Ash Closure, Renewal, and Dedication Deposits
Author:
Miljour, Heather J.
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Methodical and detailed excavation of room and feature fill at Homol'ovi I pueblo has allowed for the study of structure and feature closure and dedication practices. At least six reoccurring ash closure deposit types have been identified, and several can be tied to the renewal and re-use of features, structures, and pueblo space. Other ritual closure deposits serve to cover and seal off space, and based on the various colors of sediment, ash, and objects used in the creation of elaborately layered structure and feature fill, the deposits are suggestive of conservation efforts that are connected to traditional Hopi cosmology, color symbolism, and religious ideology. Still other ash closure deposits may have been an element of ritual purification. A large number of plants have prominent roles in traditional Hopi ritual practices. This study specifically explores the plant taxa that are present within the six reoccurring ash closure deposit types, and Hopi ethnography and recent collaborative efforts are used to draw inferences between past and the present plant uses. The closure deposits are compared amongst each other, as well as against non-ritual deposits in an attempt to define patterns of plant use and ritual behavior.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Closure; Dedication; Deposit; Homol'ovi; Plant; Anthropology; Ash
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Adams, E. Charles

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleHomol'Ovi I Pueblo: An Examination of Plant Remains Within Ash Closure, Renewal, and Dedication Depositsen_US
dc.creatorMiljour, Heather J.en
dc.contributor.authorMiljour, Heather J.en
dc.date.issued2016-
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.abstractMethodical and detailed excavation of room and feature fill at Homol'ovi I pueblo has allowed for the study of structure and feature closure and dedication practices. At least six reoccurring ash closure deposit types have been identified, and several can be tied to the renewal and re-use of features, structures, and pueblo space. Other ritual closure deposits serve to cover and seal off space, and based on the various colors of sediment, ash, and objects used in the creation of elaborately layered structure and feature fill, the deposits are suggestive of conservation efforts that are connected to traditional Hopi cosmology, color symbolism, and religious ideology. Still other ash closure deposits may have been an element of ritual purification. A large number of plants have prominent roles in traditional Hopi ritual practices. This study specifically explores the plant taxa that are present within the six reoccurring ash closure deposit types, and Hopi ethnography and recent collaborative efforts are used to draw inferences between past and the present plant uses. The closure deposits are compared amongst each other, as well as against non-ritual deposits in an attempt to define patterns of plant use and ritual behavior.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectClosureen
dc.subjectDedicationen
dc.subjectDepositen
dc.subjectHomol'ovien
dc.subjectPlanten
dc.subjectAnthropologyen
dc.subjectAshen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorAdams, E. Charlesen
dc.contributor.committeememberFerguson, T. J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberAdams, Karen R.en
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