Scott Van Keuren and Mark Agostini publish new article on Ancestral Pueblo pottery


An article detailing Scott Van Keuren’s research on southwestern pottery appears in the December issue of Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. The article shows how a high-tech compositional analysis of paints revealed that only certain potters had access to the knowledge and resources required to craft a richly-decorated pottery type. The study is part of a broader research project supported by the National Science Foundation that seeks to understand the transformation of Ancestral Pueblo society in portions of eastern Arizona in the centuries just prior to European contact. The article was co-authored with former UVM undergraduate Mark Agostini, whose participation in the project was supported by a Research Experiences for Undergraduates award from NSF.


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