Master of Arts (MA)
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Archaeological investigations in the Las Vegas area have collected significant ceramic data that have yet to be the subject of a systematic analysis. This thesis addresses issues relating to trade, exchange, and the manufacture of Lower Colorado Buff Ware ceramics found in the Las Vegas Valley. Archival research, and examination of representative ceramic assemblages from this region, address problems with existing regional models, including chronologic placement, ethnic origin, and culture change. Previous typological models, and past and present environmental conditions are presented, as well as a cultural historic context in which to place this data. Finally, a model of settlement and subsistence of the Patayan in southern Nevada is provided.
Anasazi; Buff; Ceramics; Colorado; Lower; Nevada; Patayan; Redefining; Reevaluation; Southern; Ware
Archaeology; Ethnology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Seymour, Gregory Richard, "A reevaluation of lower Colorado buff ware ceramics: Redefining the Patayan in southern Nevada" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3299.