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2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 1. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 1. 1. 1. Ceramic and Tree-Ring Calibrated Radiocarbon Dates from LA 72353 and LA 78481 237 Page xi PREFACE This volume is derived from a symposium entitled "Changing Perceptions of Navajo Culture: The Archaeology of the Pre-Fort Sumner Period" presented at the 58th meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1993. Although interest in Navajo material remains began early in this century, Southwestern archaeology has been, and continues to be, dominated by studies of the Anasazi, Hohokam, and Mogollon.
The reconquest of New Mexico by the Spaniards has been viewed as a watershed in Navajo history. Although don Diego de Vargas's initial reconquest in 1692 had little direct impact, the violent campaigns against the Pueblos in 1694 and crushing of the abortive revolt of 1696 created severe population dislocations in several areas (Hogan 1991). Both archaeologists (Hester 1962a; Kidder 1920) and historians (Forbes 1960) traditionally have viewed the Navajo as beneficiaries of these events. The "refugee hypothesis" (Hogan 1991) suggests that large numbers of Puebloans fled the Spanish Reconquest and lived with the Navajo, influencing almost every aspect of Navajo life (Hester 1962a:89).
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-87480-500-7 (alk. paper) 1. Navajo IndiansAntiquities. 2. Navajo IndiansOrigin. 3. ArchaeologySouthwest, New. 4. Southwest, NewAntiquities. I. 01dc20 96-998 Page v CONTENTS List of Figures vii List of Tables ix Preface xi Part I: Archaeological Concepts of Navajo Origins 1 Questions and Problems in Pre-Fort Sumner Navajo Archaeology Ronald H. Towner and Jeffrey S. Dean 3 2 Ethnic Identity and Protohistoric Archaeological Sites in Northwestern New Mexico: Implications for Reconstructions of Navajo and Ute History Curtis F.