Table 2.

Population estimates for large villages of the Jemez Province, 1480–1520

LA no.Site nameRubble volume (m3)Floor area (m2)Maximum population50–80% population
96Patokwa*1,248.401,585.47285142–228
123UnshagiNA1,391.80250125–200
132/133Kiatsukwa4,403.115,591.951,004502–803
303Seshukwa5,802.337,368.961,323661–1058
3981,213.341,540.94277138–221
479Wahadaykwa1,409.341,789.86321161–257
481Amoxiumqua3,143.813,992.64717358–573
482Kwastiyukwa6,334.128,044.331,444722–1155
483Towakwa1,807.682,295.75412206–330
484Tovakwa5,440.466,909.381,240620–992
541Nonishagi2,350.782,985.49536268–429
679Giusewa1,101.701,399.16251126–201
59181,832.732,327.57418209–334
24788Wahajhamkwa3,817.604,848.35870435–696
24789585.70743.8413467–107
44000Hanakwa1,207.801,533.91275138–220
44001417.39530.099548–76
46340Kiashita218.84277.935025–40
Totals9,9034,951–7,922
  • NA, not applicable.

  • * Includes south mound (pre-1680 component) only (72).

  • Because large portions of LA 123 were excavated and not backfilled, volumetric calculations underrepresent total floor area. Floor area calculation is based on Reiter’s excavation data (94). See Liebmann 2006, appendix F (72).

  • Includes Pueblo architecture west of mission church only. However, because much of the site is obscured by modern construction, these estimates likely under-represent the 16th century architecture and population.