Title

Investigating the Causes of Long-Distance Pottery Trade between the Western Colorado Plateaus and Southern Nevada

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

4-1-2009

Publication Title

74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

Volume

2009

First page number:

151

Last page number:

151

Abstract

During the middle Pueblo II period, large quantities of ceramics were traded from the western Colorado Plateaus into southern Nevada. One of the traded ceramic types is Shivwits Ware, believed to have been produced on southern Shivwits Plateau. Previous studies indicate that nearly all of these traded wares were in the form of large, wide-mouthed jars, and functional analyses suggest that most were used for cooking purposes. In this poster we compare the thermal properties of Shivwits pottery with those of other locally-available wares, to explore the factors that may have contributed to the development of this trade.

Disciplines

Archaeological Anthropology | Chemistry

Language

English


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