Migration and Ethnicity in Middle Range Societies

A View from the Southwest

Author Tammy Stone focuses on a number of general deliberations on the archaeology of middle-range society and the prehistory of the American Southwest. This includes the complex dynamics of migration, identity, ethnic interaction, and the ability of archaeologists to identify these patterns in the archaeological record. The integration and ultimate expulsion of a group of Kayenta Anasazi at Point of Pines Pueblo in the Mogollon Highlands of east-central Arizona provides a case study and location where these themes played out. Stone uses a detailed architectural analysis of the pueblo to attain a nuanced and dynamic understanding of migration from the perspective of both the Kayenta migrants and their Mogollon hosts. By examining the choices that individuals, families, and small groups made about identity and alliance from the perspective of both the migrants and host community—the latter being an aspect often missing from analyses of migration—this volume provides never-before-published data on Point of Pines Pueblo and contributes considerably to the study of community dynamics at large. 

Tammy Stone is a professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver. She has published numerous articles and three books, including The Prehistory of Colorado and Adjacent Areas (University of Utah Press, 1999).

Table of Contents:
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1. One Hundred Years of Discussion on Migration and Identity: A Global View
2. Kayenta Migrations in the American Southwest: A Proposed Diaspora
3. A Model of Migration and Ethnic Interaction in Middle-Range Societies
4. The Historical Context of the Kayenta Migration to Point of Pines Pueblo
5. Construction and Abandonment at Point of Pines Pueblo
6. Migrant-Host Interactions: The First Fifty Years at Point of Pines Pueblo
7. The Indigenous Community at Point of Pines Pueblo: The Next One Hundred Years
8. Migration and Ethnicity in Middle-Range Societies: The View from Point of Pines Pueblo and Beyond

Appendix: Assignment of Individual Architectural Structures to Building Phases
References Cited