Ritual Facilities and Social Integration in Nonranked Societies

The Architecture of Social Integration in Prehistoric Pueblos ? Published In Pages: 35-52
By Adler, Michael A.


The author sampled 28 nonhierarchical, sedentary (at least partially), and demographically documented societies to examine the presence, size, and use of socially integrative facilities. Examing the ethnographic record from the Human Relations Area Files, the author looked to test the assumption that kivas were intended for communal ritual activity.


Statistical analysis was not conducted, but general patterns were examined.


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Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:noah.rossen anj.droe