Ancestral Ohiyo Haudenosaunee Ceramic Styles and Technology

Author(s): Steven Howard

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Ongoing investigations at the Bockmier One Site in southwestern New York State are providing new insights into the lives of the Ancestral Ohiyo Haudenosaunee, who lived in the upper Allegheny Valley from around AD 800 to around AD 1350. This paper will focus on ceramics thus far recovered from the site, which indicate at least two temporally distinct settlements, possibly about 200 years apart. Comparative analysis reveals similarities with known sites described through salvage operations in the 1960s and 1970s at sites downstream along the Allegheny, and may hint at the movement of individual potters and their families. The pottery at Bockmier One and other sites offers us a better understanding of the range of ceramics produced in the valley, the production techniques, and the methods of maintenance and upkeep.

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Ancestral Ohiyo Haudenosaunee Ceramic Styles and Technology. Steven Howard. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449296)

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Abstract Id(s): 23826