Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Committee Member

Margaret M. Lyneis

Number of Pages

81

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Decorated; Gray; Nevada; Pottery; Site; Tusayan; Variation; Ware; Yamashita

Controlled Subject

Archaeology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

1996.8 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/guor-0vmj


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