Corrugated pottery, technological style, and population movement in the Mimbres region of the American southwest

Citation
M. Hegmon et al., Corrugated pottery, technological style, and population movement in the Mimbres region of the American southwest, J ANTHR RES, 56(2), 2000, pp. 217-240
Citations number
72
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0091-7710 → ACNP
Volume
56
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
217 - 240
Database
ISI
SICI code
0091-7710(200022)56:2<217:CPTSAP>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
dAn understanding of small-scale population movements is essential to recen t research on migration. Consideration of the technological style (processe s of manufacture) of pottery, in conjunction with petrographic sourcing ana lyses, provides means of identifying and interpreting population movements at various scales. Diverse styles characterizes Postclassic Mimbres (A.D. 1 150-early 1200s) regional reorganization in southwest New Mexico. One new s tyle, indented corrugated pottery, is similar to northern types. Postclassi c assemblages include both roughly and finely made examples, both locally p roduced. The finely executed vessels were made by migrants from the north a nd possibly by local potters who learned the northern techniques. The rough ly made vessels were produced by local potters who copied the technique. Th e rough and fine vessels are found in the same contexts, suggesting no spat ial or temporal differentiation. Thus in-migration to the eastern Mimbres a rea involved individuals or small groups who joined a preexisting network, possibly through intermarriage.