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Canyonlands Natural History Association is a nonprofit organization established to assist the scientific and educational efforts of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service in southeast Utah.

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Phase II of Analysis of Ceramic Sherd Collections from Hovenweep National Monument (NPS)

Principal Investigators: Jonathan Till, Mark Bond, Tamara Desrosiers, Abajo Archaeology, LLC. Agency Personnel: Chris Goetze, Cultural Resource Program Manager, NPS Southeast Utah Group; Sharyl Kinnear-Ferris, Archeologist, NPS Southeast Utah Group.   

Basic analysis of approximately 2,500 additional sherds in the collection will be completed.  

500 rim sherds from several of the largest collected site assemblages will be examined for temper and rim arc data. Additionally, about 250 of these sherds will be studied for design attributes.   

Rim arc data will help derive a better understanding of vessel size distributions at sites. The temper data will contribute significantly to the understanding of pottery manufacture as well as social organization and exchange relationships at both local and regional levels.   

Phase II of Analysis of Ceramic Sherd Collections from Hovenweep National Monument (NPS) NPS photo
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