You Spin Me Right Round: Reading Southwest Indented Corrugated Pottery for Movement and Directionality
Author(s): Genevieve Woodhead
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Corrugated vessels are ubiquitous in the northern U.S. Southwest, and yet their research potential is often overlooked. This study examines corrugated pottery to determine how much uniformity or variability goes into the process of manufacturing these everyday, utilitarian objects. The sample comprises Ancestral Puebloan and Mogollon corrugated vessels from the collections of the University of New Mexico Maxwell Museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. I evaluate a potential relationship between coiling direction and indentation angle. Because corrugated vessels memorialize their own making, they shed light on the ceramic production process broadly. They also act as specific testaments to prehispanic pottery-making practices.
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You Spin Me Right Round: Reading Southwest Indented Corrugated Pottery for Movement and Directionality. Genevieve Woodhead. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449634)
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Abstract Id(s): 23236