ASM MASTER CLASS: Ancient Southwestern Ceramics

ASM MASTER CLASS: Ancient Southwestern Ceramics

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

January 11, 18, 25, and February 1, 2022
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Arizona time, via Zoom
a four-part series taught by Dr. Patrick D. Lyons, ASM director and professor of anthropology


This four-part ASM Master Class will focus on painted pre-Hispanic pottery. Sessions will be 90 minutes, plus extra time for Q&A.

In the first session, we will address typological conventions and nomenclature used in the US Southwest; the origin and development of ceramics in the region; pottery-making technology; and what pottery can tell us about the dating of archaeological sites, as well as ancient diets, migrations, trade, and religion.

The focus of the second session will be the painted pottery of the Kayenta Region, the Hopi Mesas, and the Middle Little Colorado River Valley, including Tusayan White Ware, Little Colorado White Ware, Tsegi Orange Ware, Jeddito Orange Ware, Winslow Orange Ware, and Jeddito Yellow Ware.

In the third session, we will explore the decorated ceramics of the southern Colorado Plateau in east-central Arizona and west-central New Mexico, including Cibola White Ware, White Mountain Red Ware, Zuni Glaze Ware, and Matsaki Buff Ware.

In the final session, Roosevelt Red Ware and Maverick Mountain Series pottery types, which are most common in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, will be discussed.

$80 ASM members or $130 non members
Amount paid over $40 is a tax deductible donation
Proceeds support Dr. Lyons's ongoing research
Cancelation/refund possible up to the day before the first class, minus a 3% credit card fee.

Event Contacts

Darlene Lizarraga