The Proof is in the Pots: Residue Analysis of Virgin Branch Puebloan Ceramics
Author(s): Brenna Wilkerson
This study analyzes ceramics from Virgin Branch Puebloan sites on the Shivwits Plateau and in the Moapa Valley in order to examine differences in the types of foods cooked and stored in each area. Residue analyses, by means of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, were performed on body sherds from ceramic jars. Three types of wares were included in this research: Shivwits Plain Ware, Moapa Gray Ware, and Tusayan Sand-Tempered. The former two ceramic wares were included in a ceramic distribution network between upland and lowland Virgin Branch Puebloan areas. The data from the residue analyses are presented, and results from the uplands and the lowlands are compared.
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The Proof is in the Pots: Residue Analysis of Virgin Branch Puebloan Ceramics. Brenna Wilkerson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404412)
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