Integrating Petrographic and INAA Compositional Data: Chupadero Black-on-white Ceramic Production and Distribution in the Salinas and Sierra Blanca regions of New Mexico
Ceramic research in the American Southwest is increasingly relying on both mineralogical and chemical compositional data to answer questions regarding pottery production and exchange. Due to differences in the structure and nature of these datasets, integrative studies that attempt to incorporate information on both types of compositional data often produce confusing and sometimes seemingly contradictory results. This paper explores the recently developed ‘mixed-mode’ method of data analysis, whereby both chemical and mineralogical data are incorporated into a single dataset. To evaluate the applicability of this methodological approach in Southwestern ceramic analyses, a case study was conducted using petrographic and INAA data on Chupadero Black-on-white, a widespread pottery type produced between AD 1150 and 1550 in central and southern New Mexico. Results of this study indicate that use of a ‘mixed mode’ approach may provide a richer interpretation of patterns of prehistoric ceramic production and exchange.
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Integrating Petrographic and INAA Compositional Data: Chupadero Black-on-white Ceramic Production and Distribution in the Salinas and Sierra Blanca regions of New Mexico. Tiffany Clark, Suzanne Eckert. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397117)
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