Ceramic Evidence of Complex Social Boundaries in Central New Mexico

Author(s): Alison Rautman; Julie Solometo

Year: 2019


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

In the American Southwest, regional sub-divisions in the archaeological record have been defined using linguistic evidence, similarity of artifact assemblages, and ceramic technology and/or styles. In central New Mexico, H. P. Mera’s ceramic sub-divisions from the 1930s are still helpful in understanding some issues of social and political boundaries during the 14th century, when Glaze A pottery was first adopted. Our initial ceramic studies seemed to confirm the presence of significant cultural and economic boundaries in the region. Additional information regarding the manufacture and exchange of Chupadero Black-on-white pottery throughout the region, however, creates a more nuanced and dynamic picture of how various local groups were differentiated and also integrated during this early Pueblo period.

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Ceramic Evidence of Complex Social Boundaries in Central New Mexico. Alison Rautman, Julie Solometo. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449440)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 26050