Vanishing River Volume 3: Material Culture and Physical Anthropology: Part 1: Chapters 1-6

Summary

Volume 3 of the Lower Verde Archaeological Project (LVAP) treats the material culture recovered during data recovery efforts at the Pre-Classic and Classic period sites in the project area. Volume 3, Part 1 describes the ceramic assemblages collected during LVAP field work, and provides results of stylistic and technological analysis performed on the colllections. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the analytic methods

used for ceramics and the characteristics of LVAP ceramic

collections. It furnishes the reader with

necessary information to understand the site-specific ceramic

descriptions. The chapter offers a broad look at variability in

LVAP collections, as it summarizes the distribution of wares and

their temporal and spatial parameters. The authors address methods

first; they discuss sample selection and collection sizes, classificatory

methods, and attributes that were recorded. Definitions

of variables, illustrations of attributes, and examples of

recording forms used for the descriptive analysis of ceramics

are found in Appendix L1. The authors also summarize the sample selection

methods for two specialized ceramic sourcing analyses,

a petrographic analysis and inductively coupled plasma

spectroscopy (ICPS) analysis using dual extraction techniques.

Detailed analytic methods for these studies are provided

elsewhere (see Volume 4); Appendix L2

presents the resulting data. The report of the petrographic

study conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc. (Heidke et al.

1996) is appended separately. Chapters 2 though 6 treat the individual ceramic collections from sites and study areas in the LVAP area. Chapter 2 discusses the ceramic collections recovered from Scorpion Point Village and the results of stylistic and technological analyses performed on these collections. Chapter 3 describes the results of analyses performed on ceramics collections from the Cow Wallow site and other Pre-Classic period sites in the Bartlett Dam area. Chapter 4 presents the results of ceramic analyses performed on collections from Roadhouse Ruin and Classic period farmsteads in the Horseshoe Basin area. Chapter 5 discusses the results of analyses performed on ceramic collections from the multicomponent and limited-activity sites that were investigated in the Horseshoe Basin area. Finally, Chapter 6 treats the analysis of worked sherds and other ceramic artifacts recovered during the project.

Cite this Record

Vanishing River Volume 3: Material Culture and Physical Anthropology: Part 1: Chapters 1-6. Stephanie M. Whittlesey, Barbara K. Montgomery, Robert A. Heckman, Stephanie M. Whittlesey, Barbara K. Montgomery. In Vanishing River: Landscapes and Lives of the Lower Verde Valley: The Lower Verde Archaeological Project: Volume 3: Material Culture and Physical Anthropology. Pp. 1-93. Tucson, AZ: Statistical Research, Inc. Press (Tucson, AZ). 1997 ( tDAR id: 372150) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82805JM

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