Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology and Ethnic Studies

First Committee Member

Margaret Lyneis

Number of Pages

138

Abstract

Comparative analyses of Virgin Anasazi black-on-gray bowl and plain gray jar rim sherds from the sites of Yama-2 and Yama-3 show weak associations between those vessel forms and each of the following temper characteristics: temper sorting; temper percentage; temper angularity; and temper size. Black-on-gray bowl rim sherds mostly contain quartz and olivine temper and plain gray jar rim sherds contain more mixed sand, sherd and quartz/feldspar temper. Dates of A.D. 1050-1100 (mid-Pueblo II) with mixing from earlier periods are suggested for Yama-2 and Yama-3 with evidence of usage of the sites for habitation and storage.

Keywords

Anasazi; Black; Bowl; Characteristics; Comparison; Gray; Jar; Nevada; Nevada Plain; Rim; Sherds; Temper; Virgin; Yama

Controlled Subject

Archaeology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

2897.92 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/2auu-jxz2


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