Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Margaret M. Lyneis
Number of Pages
This thesis characterizes variability in sand-tempered decorated Tusayan Gray Ware pottery at the Yamashita-3 site in the lower Moapa Valley. Attributes included in this analysis reflect geologic source materials used to make pottery, and stylistic variables that mirror decisions made by individual potters. Evaluation of these characteristics will aid future researchers in identifying the degree to which manufacture of decorated Tusayan Gray Ware pottery was standardized in the Virgin region. The results of this analysis indicate that most characteristics of decorated Tusayan Gray Ware pottery display little variation, indicating that the manufacture of this pottery was standardized. Two aspects of decorated Tusayan Gray Ware pottery, vessel lip form and the number of clay sources used in manufacture exhibit a great deal of variability, implying a lesser degree of standardization in manufacture.
Decorated; Gray; Nevada; Pottery; Site; Tusayan; Variation; Ware; Yamashita
Archaeology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Martine, Kristen D, "Variation in decorated Tusayan Gray Ware pottery at the Yamashita-3 site" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1378.