This research represents an effort to use information from a number of survey and excavation projects in the Cibola (Zuni) area to understand both the long term place-based stability of the Zuni culture, and also the dramatic transformations in the subsistence and settlement systems, primarily between about AD 500 and AD 1400. These research results have been integrated into the comparative project of the ASU Southwest archaeologists, the Long Term Vulnerability and Transformation Project.
The project compiles and uses information resources associated with projects in the Cibola (Zuni) area directed or overseen by Keith Kintigh, Arizona State University, plus the Cibola Archaeological Research Project directed by Patty Jo Watson, Steve LeBlanc, and Charles Redman (in which Kintigh participated). It includes data and documentation from the NSF-funded CARP project (the Cibola Archaeological Research Project) and five projects conduced by the ASU Summer Archaeological Field School: EMVPP (El Morro Valley Prehistory Project) , HARP (Heshotauthla Archaeological Research Project), OBAP (the Ojo Bonito Archaeological Research Project, RCAP (Rudd Creek Archaeology Project) , and ULCPP (Upper Little Colorado Prehistory Project).
Current efforts are devoted to synthesizing and publishing, and making accessible, the enormous amount of data collected by these projects including the recording of more than 1100 sites in systematic surveys of approximately 100 square kilometers, analysis of about 13,000 collections including more than 280,000 individiually recorded ceramics and 64000 invdividually recorded faunal elements. Most of this data is already available on tDAR at core.tdar.org/collection/6995/cibola-prehistory-project-collection.
Partners: Washington University, St Louis
National Science Foundation (numerous grants, funding completed) ASU Summer Archaeological Field School