Early Pithouse Period Ceramics in the Upper Gila: A Look from Winn Canyon

Author(s): Lori Barkwill Love

Year: 2015


The Early Pithouse period (AD 200 to 550) is characterized by circular pithouse structures often located on isolated knolls, an abundance of undecorated brownware, and a small percentage of red-slipped ceramics generally associated with the end of the time period. Few studies have focused on these Early Pithouse period ceramics. To help fill this gap, a preliminary study was conducted on a sample of the ceramics from Winn Canyon, an Early Pithouse period site in the Cliff Valley in the Upper Gila region. Attribute and petrographic analysis were used to explore the similarities and differences between the brownware and red-slipped ceramics. This paper will provide the findings of the ceramic analysis and discuss directions for future research on the Early Pithouse period ceramics in the Upper Gila.

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Early Pithouse Period Ceramics in the Upper Gila: A Look from Winn Canyon. Lori Barkwill Love. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397179)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;