A Stylistic Analysis of Protohistoric Polychrome Ceramics from the Lower Mississippi Valley

Author(s): Karla Oesch

Year: 2015


The unique nature of ceramics from the Mississippi Valley provides an important basis for detailed ceramic studies that serve to aid researchers in understanding social agency and processes. These ceramic assemblages, especially those dating to the Protohistoric period, will be the focus of this research. Ceramic vessels from counties in Arkansas and Mississippi will be used to compile database of design motifs, in addition to other ceramic characteristics. Using the dates from these sites, my research will help to better understand the chronological distribution of particular ceramic characteristics. It is the hope that this research will not only further ceramic chronologies, but also better understand processes of change both in society as well as material culture.

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A Stylistic Analysis of Protohistoric Polychrome Ceramics from the Lower Mississippi Valley. Karla Oesch. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397922)

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Geographic Keywords
North America - Southeast

Spatial Coverage

min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;