Maverick Mountain Phase Ceramics from Point of Pines Pueblo: A Preliminary Report


Emil Haury's 1958 synthesis of the Pueblo III-Pueblo IV period (A.D. 1265-1450) archaeology of Point of Pines Pueblo, in east-central Arizona, is the American Southwest's classic case study in how to reliably infer ancient migrations. Field school excavations conducted between 1946 and 1960 uncovered compelling evidence of immigrants from the Kayenta region of far northeastern Arizona and southeastern Utah. However, because the excavations at Point of Pines Pueblo have never been fully reported, the site's ceramic assemblage is not nearly as well understood as it should be. Since 2012, a team at the Arizona State Museum (University of Arizona) has been studying the pottery from Point of Pines Pueblo in order to shed new light on the immigrant occupation. In this paper, we report on the analysis of dozens of previously uncatalogued reconstructible vessels from key contexts at the site. These objects provide insight into interaction between Kayenta immigrants and those who harbored them as well as architectural changes at the pueblo. They also represent critical data for understanding formation process at the site and refining its chronology. Important from a regional perspective, many of these vessels illuminate the development of Pinedale Style.

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Maverick Mountain Phase Ceramics from Point of Pines Pueblo: A Preliminary Report. Patrick Lyons, Don Burgess, Marilyn Marshall, Jaye Smith. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429699)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14933