Understanding the Emergence and Spread of Chupadero Black-on-white Ceramics through Network Analysis
Author(s): Brenton Willhite
It has been hypothesized that social ties between the Salinas Pueblo Province and the Jornada Mogollon sparked cultural change in both regions. In this study, I use Social Network Analysis to characterize these interactions from A.D. 900 to 1450 via the spread of Chupadero Black-on-white pottery. Integral to the study of social interaction and the emergence of Chupadero Black-on-white ceramics is the nature of the pithouse-to-pueblo transition in each region. Prior to the emergence of pueblo architecture, populations in Salinas lived in pithouses and used predominantly brownware ceramics. The gradual shift to above-ground architecture in the area coincided with a marked increase in the abundances of Chupadero Black-on-white. Similarly, while the shift out of pithouses occurred sporadically in the Jornada Mogollon world, those sites that eventually shifted to above-ground architecture frequently display higher quantities of Chupadero Black-on-white. By creating ties between archaeological sites based on ceramics and architecture, Social Network Analysis produces networks of hypothesized interaction between sites in a large portion of the Mogollon culture area.
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Understanding the Emergence and Spread of Chupadero Black-on-white Ceramics through Network Analysis. Brenton Willhite. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442684)
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