The Creation of a Comparative Resource for 1000 BCE – 1600 CE Indiana Ceramics

Author(s): Leslie Drane; Catherine Qualls

Year: 2015


This poster explains the work being conducted for the creation of a

booklet about the Indiana (and likely surrounding states) ceramic

types and varieties from approximately 1000 BCE – 1600 CE. We

anticipate this booklet being utilized as a field guide and a

comparative resource for those studying pre-Columbian people in the

area. Because archaeologists so often encounter unfamiliar types and

hybrid ceramic formations, this resource could be extremely beneficial

for any researchers studying Midwestern people. Using the collections

at the Glenn A. Black Laboratory at Indiana University, Bloomington,

we are producing a guide that will contain photographs of each ceramic

type with a detailed report on variety of the type, as well as a list

of examples located at the lab. Ultimately, this project will end in

the production of a comparative resource on Indiana ceramics, as well

as a revision and inventory of the ceramic type collections held at

the Glenn A. Black Laboratory. Our poster explores the process of

creating this guide, the benefits it will provide researchers, and the

future, collaborative advances we hope to accomplish.

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The Creation of a Comparative Resource for 1000 BCE – 1600 CE Indiana Ceramics. Catherine Qualls, Leslie Drane. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397706)

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Ceramics Midwest

Geographic Keywords
North America - Midwest

Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;