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Further Analysis on Vessel Size and Feasting in three Chacoan Great House Communities

Author(s): Ashton Satterlee ; Andrew Duff

Year: 2015

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Summary

Examining rim sherds and identifying ceramic vessels size is one method of investigating feasting practices. Larger vessels may indicate larger scale food preparation and consumption than found at normal households. Chacoan Great Houses are thought to have been used as gathering places for local communities to serve as the locus of ritual and feasting activities. The temporal element is expanding the research by using general ware types as temporal indicators on the ceramics recovered from Pueblo II sites in New Mexico’s southern Cibolan communities of Cox Ranch Pueblo, Cerro Pomo, and Largo Gap.

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Further Analysis on Vessel Size and Feasting in three Chacoan Great House Communities. Ashton Satterlee, Andrew Duff. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398373)


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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