Temporal Continuity in the Petrified Forest Expansion Lands

Author(s): Matthew Johnson

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Archaeological Research in Petrified Forest National Park" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Petrified Forest National Park contains one of the most diverse assemblages of prehistoric pottery on the Southern Colorado Plateau. For decades archaeologists have relied on characteristics of ceramics in order to assist in dating many sites throughout the southwest where the availability of absolute dates for prehistoric sites is rare. Using data from the 2013-2015 Expansion Lands Survey this paper provides an overview of the kinds of wares and types of ceramics present at sites identified within the expansion lands. Using the temporal designations for each site, the ceramic assemblage from several sites is then compared in order to investigate the validity of ceramic cross-dating within Petrified Forest.

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Temporal Continuity in the Petrified Forest Expansion Lands. Matthew Johnson. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452491)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 25251