Hohokam Painted Pottery Workshop with Patrick Lyons and Mike Jacobs

Santa Cruz Red-on-buff jar, burden-carrier motifs Hohokam, Gila Bend Province, ca. 850-950 CE Four Mile Site, Painted Rock Reservoir, Maricopa Co., AZ Gift of Norton Allen & Ethel Crane Allen, 1994 – Allen Collection (94-134-442)

Join Dr. Patrick Lyons, ASM Acting Associate Director and Head of Collections, and Mike Jacobs, Archaeological Collections Curator, for a two-hour seminar focused on Hohokam painted pottery. Lyons and Jacobs will teach about the typology and chronology of Middle Gila Buff Ware, using whole vessels and sherds from ASM’s collections. They will address related wares and types as well, including Tucson Basin Brown Ware and San Carlos Red-on-brown. Also included in the program are a discussion of recent research on Hohokam painted pottery, a tour of the Agnese and Emil Haury Southwest Native Nations Pottery Vault, and an opportunity for participants to test their new knowledge by sorting sherds. A compilation of published sources on ceramic analysis and handouts synthesizing typological and chronological information will be provided. To register email Katherine Cerino. Seminar is limited to 25 people.






Suggested Readings:

Abbott, David R.

2000 Ceramics and Community Organization Among the Hohokam. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2009 Extensive and Long-Term Specialization: Hohokam Ceramic Production in the Phoenix Basin, Arizona. American Antiquity 74(3):531-557.

Abbott, David R., Alexa M. Smith, and Emiliano Gallaga

2007 Ballcourts and Ceramics: The Case for Hohokam Marketplaces in the Arizona Desert. American Antiquity 72(3):461-484.

Colton, H.

1953 Potsherds: An Introduction to the Study of Prehistoric Southwestern Ceramics and Their Use in Historic Reconstruction. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 25. Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art, Flagstaff.

Gladwin, Harold S., Emil W. Haury, E. B. Sayles, and Nora Gladwin

1937 Excavations at Snaketown: Material Culture. Medallion Papers No. 25. Gila Pueblo, Globe.

Haury, Emil W.

1945 The Excavation of Los Muertos and Neighboring Ruins in the Salt River Valley, Southern Arizona, Based on the Work of the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition of 1887-1888. Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology Vol. 24(1). Harvard University, Cambridge.

1976 The Hohokam, Desert Farmers and Craftsmen: Excavations at Snaketown, 1964-

1965. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Heckman, Robert A., Barbara K. Montgomery, and Stephanie M. Whittlesey

2000 Prehistoric Painted Pottery of Southeastern Arizona. Technical Series No. 77. Statistical Research, Inc., Tucson.

Kelly, Isabel T., James E. Officer, and Emil W. Haury

1978 The Hodges Ruin: A Hohokam Community in the Tucson Basin, edited by Gayle H. Hartmann. Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona No. 30. University of Arizona Press, Tucson

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