Southeastern Container Labelling: Does Iconography correlate to contents?

Author(s): Bobi Deere

Year: 2015


Focusing on research previously done with residue analysis of containers in the Southeast that had found Ilex or cacao, this study was conducted on imagery and residue results. Residue analysis in the Southeast has been either focused on container form, or only on the residues to be tested. Taking a new look at containers already tested for residues from 3 main sites (Cahokia, Etowah and Spiro and surrounding area), a data base of imagery was created by cataloging motifs and themes of images on the containers. The containers with images were compared to plain containers with no images that had also been tested for residues. The results of the residue analyses were factored in, and a preliminary finding is presented.

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Southeastern Container Labelling: Does Iconography correlate to contents?. Bobi Deere. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397662)

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