Crushing Traditional Hohokam Ceramic Typology: Grog Temper in the Early Formative Period
Author(s): David Bustoz
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Preliminary analysis of ceramic artifacts from Early Formative contexts at AZ T:12:70(ASM) (Pueblo Patricio) in Phoenix, Arizona, identified grog (crushed sherds) in addition to local tempering materials. Four sherds selected for petrographic analysis from radiocarbon-dated contexts confirmed the identified material is grog. Subsequent single-grain optical stimulated luminescence dating provided additional evidence of the four sherds' early production date. Previous work viewed the use of grog in ceramic production within the lower Salt River Valley as very common in Classic and historic time periods and very rare to nonexistent in others. This study conclusively contradicts previous thought and expands the known time range of this technology. This evidence of prehistoric ceramic container production variability within the lower Salt River Valley offers another avenue for exploring Hohokam origins and development.
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Crushing Traditional Hohokam Ceramic Typology: Grog Temper in the Early Formative Period. David Bustoz. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449651)
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