K’uuyemugeh as a Center Place

Pueblo people today often refer to their home village as their center place, and this concept is also routinely applied to ancestral sites. What does a center place look like from an archaeological perspective? In this talk, Dr. Ortman combines Tewa traditional knowledge and archaeological evidence to illustrate all of the ways in which the ancestral Pojoaque village of K’uuyemugeh was a center place for the people who lived there between the era of Tewa origins and the era of Spanish colonization.