Spatial-Temporal Distribution of Prehistoric Puebloan Settlements and Ceramic Wares on the Shivwits Plateau
Author(s): William Willis
During the summer of 2016, graduate students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas conducted in-field ceramic analysis on Virgin Branch Puebloan sites found on the National Park Service portion of the Grand Parashant National Monument. Data collected from this project were analyzed in GIS in order to establish habitation site chronology in the region as well as address spatial artifact and settlement patterns through time as they relate to environmental variables. It is concluded that the land in the southern portion of the project area was favored more by the Virgin Branch during the early part of the region’s occupation. However, relating changes in settlement distribution patterns and land use through time to environmental variables is not straightforward. Finally, the findings of this study lend support to the hypothesis that Shivwits Ware ceramics were produced in the far southern portion of the Shivwits Plateau.
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Spatial-Temporal Distribution of Prehistoric Puebloan Settlements and Ceramic Wares on the Shivwits Plateau. William Willis. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429377)
min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;
Abstract Id(s): 17033