Point of Pines Pueblo

A Mountain Mogollon Aggregated Community

University of Utah Anthropological Papers No. 133

Point of Pines Pueblo has long been the center of theoretical debates in southwestern archaeology, yet detailed descriptions of the site have been lacking. Located on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in central Arizona, this large Mountain Mogollon village (about 800 rooms) dates from AD 1200 to 1400. For the first 100 years of occupation it was a multiethnic community and is often referenced in discussions of aggregation, community organization, migration, and ethnic interaction. In Point of Pines Pueblo Tammy Stone details the architectural structures and cultural materials at the site, providing a body of information never before published.

From 1947 to 1960, Point of Pines Pueblo was excavated by the University of Arizona field school under the direction of Emil Haury. Data from that work were housed at the Arizona State Museum Archives. Stone draws from those original excavation notes to present detailed descriptions of each architectural structure and extramural feature along with information on the associated artifacts, dated dendrochronology samples, and ethnobotanical samples unearthed at the site. A rich source of raw data, this book will serve as a valuable resource for years to come. 

Tammy Stone is professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD). She has published extensively on southwestern archaeology. Her previous books include Migration and Ethnicity in Middle-Range Societies: A View from the Southwest (2015). 

Table of Contents:
List of Figures and Tables
1.  Setting the Stage: Research Goals, Environmental and Cultural Context, and Dating
2.  Early Tularosa Phase, AD 1150–1200
3.  Late Tularosa Phase, AD 1200–1250
4.  Pinedale/Maverick Mountain Phase, AD 1250/1265–1300
5.  Canyon Creek Phase, AD 1300–1350
6.  Point of Pines Phase, AD 1350–1400
7.  Possible Ritual Artifacts Recovered from Point of Pines Pueblo
8.  Conclusions and a Look Forward
 Index of Rooms
Index of Excavator

Praise and Reviews:

“A wonderful contribution to southwestern scholarship. Stone has done an excellent job reconstructing rooms and assemblages from field records of variable quality and content.”
—Wes Bernardini, professor of anthropology, University of Redlands