PLAIN AND INTERESTING: AN EVALUATION AND REDEFINING OF NON-DECORATED POTTERY FROM NUVAKWEWTAQA, CHAVEZ PASS, CENTRAL ARIZONA
Author(s): Chris Caseldine
Long ago, Southwestern archaeologists realized the value of non-decorated pottery as a source of cultural information. The fundamental work of Colton and others (e.g., Pilles and Wood) have established the examination of non-decorated pottery as a key aspect for understanding the Sinagua Culture of central Arizona. This poster represents a continuation of the work began by Henderson (1978, 1990) and later refined by Henss (1990) on the non-decorated pottery excavated from Chavez Pass Ruin (13th to 15th century A.D.). My work differs from these previous studies in that my goal is not to refine the chronology of Chavez Pass Ruin, but rather, to refine current typological definitions of non-decorated pottery from the site based on temper composition. I show that although some non-decorated pottery from Chavez Pass Ruin fall into the types Colton established for the Sinagua, many of the non-decorated pieces fail to securely fall within this typology. Using temper groups, instead of typology, intriguing patterns became apparent within Chavez Pass Ruin.
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PLAIN AND INTERESTING: AN EVALUATION AND REDEFINING OF NON-DECORATED POTTERY FROM NUVAKWEWTAQA, CHAVEZ PASS, CENTRAL ARIZONA. Chris Caseldine. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396122)
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