Sunset Crater Archaeology: The History of a Volcanic Landscape – Ceramic Technology, Distribution, and Use (AP32)
Scott Van Keuren, Mark D. Elson, and Sarah A. Herr, editors.
The U.S. 89 Archaeological Project investigated 41 prehistoric sites located approximately 30 km north of Flagstaff, Arizona. All sites were on Coconino National Forest land. The project was conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., for the Arizona Department of Transportation prior to the widening and improvement of 26.7 km of U.S. 89, between the southern boundary of Wupatki National Monument in the north, and the town of Fernwood in the south. Archaeological fieldwork occurred over two primary field seasons in 1997 and 1998, with a very brief field season in 1999. A total of almost 12 person-years of labor was expended on the fieldwork.
This volume presents the results of ceramic analyses. An overview of the U.S. 89 ceramic assemblage is provided in Chapter 1, and the ceramic wares and types found in the project area and the designations used by project anlysts are discussed in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 presents the analysis of ceramic form and function, examining possible differences in cultural affiliation. Petrographic research is discussed in Chapters 4 and 5. Chapter 6 synthesizes the ceramic data. 374 pages, 149 tables, 122 figures. Published December 2007.