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Exploring Technological Organization through Time: Mimbres Pottery Production

Author(s): Jeff Speakman ; Bernard Schriever ; Elizabeth Toney ; Matthew Taliaferro

Year: 2015

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For some time, archaeologists have sought to characterize the manner in which ceramic technology was organized in the Mimbres area of southwestern New Mexico. Recent syntheses of INAA compositional data allow for a more thorough characterization of the organization parameters associated with ceramic technology in the Mimbres region. Here, we present a more contemporary analysis of the manner in which ceramic technology was organized in the Mimbres area using Costin’s (1991) organization of production parameters coupled with extant compositional data derived from over 3000 samples submitted for chemical characterization by means of INAA. The results of these analyses demonstrate that ceramic technology in the Mimbres area became increasingly organized at the community level through time. We then offer a few suggestions as to why this pattern possibly emerged.

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Exploring Technological Organization through Time: Mimbres Pottery Production. Matthew Taliaferro, Bernard Schriever, Jeff Speakman, Elizabeth Toney. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398190)


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

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America