Fire, Ash, and Sanctuary: Pyrotechnology as Protection in the Precolonial Northern Rio Grande

Agent of Change: The Deposition and Manipulation of Ash in the Past Berghahn Books New York Published In Pages: 76-93
By Adler, Michael A.


Ash is used in human burial amongst Southwestern and Great Basin cultures.


Across the nine ethnographic groups (Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, Tewa, O'odham, Western Apache, Zia, Ute, Havasupai), only the Navajo and Tewa have this practice.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Descriptive StatisticsMostly Unsupported (2 of 9)UNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Ash in Human BurialDependentBurial Practices And Funerals