Analysis of Late Rio Grande Glaze Wares from a Post-Revolt Jemez Pueblo

Author(s): Danielle Huerta

Year: 2019


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

For 400 years Rio Grande Glaze Ware played an important role in Pueblo life, from feasting and ritual acts to everyday life as serving vessels. What is interesting though, is that regardless of its said importance and the specialized nature of technical knowledge required to produce glaze ware, it appears that Pueblo potters stopped making glaze ware sometime after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 for reasons that Southwestern scholars have speculated on. This paper presents petrographic, chemical characterization, and isotopic data from the analysis of Rio Grande Glaze Ware Glaze E & F ceramic sherds from the post-Revolt Jemez Pueblo of Patokwa (LA 96). Jemez oral traditions and ceramic evidence suggest that Patokwa was the place the Jemez settled following their departure from Walatowa after the Revolt and when the Spaniards returned to New Mexico in 1692, this is where they found the Jemez living (Liebmann 2012). These analyses were carried out to investigate the procurement, production, and movement of late glaze wares and their raw material constituents in hopes of revealing some broader information about how Pueblo people reorganized and remade their lives after the Spanish were driven out of New Mexico.

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Analysis of Late Rio Grande Glaze Wares from a Post-Revolt Jemez Pueblo. Danielle Huerta. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449810)

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

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Abstract Id(s): 26013