An Analysis of Ceramic Imitation and Trade at the Petrified Forest National Park

Author(s): Christina Stewart

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.

The Petrified Forest National Park has a long range of occupation; however, the variety of artifacts present from these occupations makes it difficult to access the relationships early residents had with neighboring communities. Over the last decade, researchers have identified a diverse range of ceramics from across the American Southwest at newly documented sites in the park’s boundary expansion. Spanning from the Basketmaker III period (A.D. 500-750) to the Historic periods, researchers identified what appear to be traded ceramics from three regions surrounding the park, in addition to locally produced copies of these distinct regional ceramics. I compare the frequencies of these trade items to locally produced copies to investigate the changing social and economic connections that the residents of the Petrified Forest had with surrounding groups in the American Southwest.

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An Analysis of Ceramic Imitation and Trade at the Petrified Forest National Park. Christina Stewart. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452494)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 25591