Ceramics and Community: A Yucuita Phase Ceramic Cache at Etlatongo

Author(s): Sarah Breault

Year: 2018


Feasting is a well-documented phenomenon in Mesoamerica as a means of community integration and interaction. Ceramic analysis of Op. B, Pozo 20, Feature 1 from the site of Etlatongo may point to one such feasting event at the site. This Yucuita phase (500-300 BC) feature was a primary refuse deposit of ceramic, lithic, and faunal artifacts intermixed with extremely ashy sediment, probably from a specific event. An overview of the stratigraphy of the feature and an inventory of the assemblage will be given, with a particular focus on ceramics, with a summary of primary data that considers pastes, forms, and slips of vessels as well as details of technological style such as wall thickness and angle, as part of an ongoing effort to explicate the full range of Yucuita phase pottery. Patterns will be compared with other Yucuita phase collections in order to verify if these patterns occur throughout the region or are specific to particular deposits and/or the site of Etlatongo. A consideration of possible depositional events will follow, based primarily on frequency of vessel forms as compared to other Yucuita contexts from both this site and the site of Yucuita.

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Ceramics and Community: A Yucuita Phase Ceramic Cache at Etlatongo. Sarah Breault. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445162)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -98.679; min lat: 15.496 ; max long: -94.724; max lat: 18.271 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 21857