Ceramic Distribution within the Upper Gila Region

Author(s): Totsoni DeLuna

Year: 2023


This is an abstract from the "Mogollon, Mimbres, and Salado Archaeology in Southwest New Mexico and Beyond" session, at the 88th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Ceramic creation and distribution within the Upper Gila region allows us to better understand trade and migration of early southwestern Indigenous peoples. Collections of various ceramic types leave us with more questions than answers, such as who made them? Where did they come from? And what led many of the ceramics to end up where they were found? To address these questions, we analyze petrographic data followed by comparisons of the different percentages of Salado polychromes within the Mimbres-Mogollon region. Additionally, we compare our findings with the San Pedro and Tonto Basin regions in order to develop an understanding of their spatiotemporal differences. Our conclusion on our analysis of ceramics within the Upper Gila aims to address the importance of understanding where ceramics are being made, and where they move around to.

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Ceramic Distribution within the Upper Gila Region. Totsoni DeLuna. Presented at The 88th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2023 ( tDAR id: 474050)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 36784.0