Bone Artifacts from Arroyo Hondo Pueblo


Bone Artifacts from Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, Marshall A. Beach and Christopher S. Causey, 1984, School of American Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Arroyo Hondo Archeological Series, Additional Reports I, Volume 5

     One thousand and thirty three bone artifacts were recovered at Arroyo Hondo Pueblo during the five archeological field seasons of the project. A typology of the collection and detailed descriptions are presented in this report. Also included are discussions regarding methods of manufacture, function, and distributions within the pueblo. The Arroyo Hondo Pueblo bone artifacts in relationship to contemporaneous pueblos in the northern Rio Grande region are also discussed. These bone artifact descriptions and comparative data add significantly to our understanding of Arroyo Hondo Pueblo culture.