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Title: Exploring the Keresan Bridge: Acoma Glaze Ware Pottery Production and Exchange in an Inter-Regional Context

Author(s): Suzanne Eckert ; David Hill ; Judith Habicht-Mauche

Year: 2017

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Summary

In recent years, patterns of decorated pottery production and exchange, as revealed through mineralogical, chemical and isotopic characterization analyses, have been central to modelling the inter-regional dynamics of late precontact social networks in the American Southwest. However, the role of the Acoma region within these networks remains poorly studied and largely unknown. In particular, questions remain about the significance of the Acoma or Western Keres region as a potential "bridge" facilitating the transfer of people, materials, ideas and practices between the Western and Eastern Pueblos during the 13th and 14th centuries. By presenting results from petrographic, INAA, and lead isotope analyses from a small sample of Acoma glaze ware pottery we begin to fill this critical gap. By comparing these data with comparable INAA and lead isotope data sets from both the Zuni and Albuquerque areas we attempt to develop a clearer picture of social interactions across this east-west corridor. 


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Title: Exploring the Keresan Bridge: Acoma Glaze Ware Pottery Production and Exchange in an Inter-Regional Context. Suzanne Eckert, David Hill, Judith Habicht-Mauche. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429556)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 14909

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