Message #280:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Prescott Ceramic Workshop
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 96 13:12:00 MST
Encoding: 54 TEXT

From: Mark Cederholm


Dates:         Wednesday and Thursday, November 13-14, 1996 (8:00-5:00)
Where:         Museum of Northern Arizona, Pearson Building
Organizers:    Mary-Ellen Walsh-Anduze (SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants)
               Kelley Hays-Gilpin (Museum of Northern Arizona; NNAD)
               Elizabeth Higgins (Yavapai Chapter, Arizona Archaeological Society)
               Andrew Christenson

Objective -- The purpose of this workshop is to standardize the ceramic 
typology of the Prescott region.  The proposed classification system will be 
a guide for researchers, a tool to address broad research questions 
including chronology, ceramic production, and distribution.  Results of the 
meeting will be published as part of the MNA Ceramic Series.  Contact 
Mary-Ellen Walsh-Anduze at (520) 774-5500 or via E-mail ay  if you are interested in attending workshop.

Preliminary Agenda:

Wednesday AM
1.   Introductory Remarks
2.   History of Prescott region ware-type problems.
3.   The Ware Concept.  Is it working in the Prescott region?  What are our 
4.   Moderated Discussion Group 1:  Advocates of the ware concept.  Discuss 
     the positives and negatives of the system and how
     we can make it work for the Prescott region.

Wednesday PM
5.   Moderated Discussion Group 2: Opponents of the ware concept.  Discuss 
     an alternative concept, such as the Central Arizona
     Ceramic Tradition as a means for recognizing the similarities between 
     ceramic types produced by different cultures.
6.   Open discussion and vote on using, altering, or discarding the ware 
     concept.  Majority vote will determine outcome.

Thursday AM
1.   Evaluation of MNA type collections with emphasis on technological 
     attributes.  Moderated.  Four groups of ceramics to be
     examined: Prescott Gray Ware, Verde Brown, Kirkland Gray, Tizon Brown 

Thursday PM
2.   How to deal with intergrades between types.  Open discussion.
3.   Design style and technology of decorated Prescott ceramics.
4.   Open discussion and vote on typology.
5.   If time permits:  Wingfield Plain -- What do we do with it?  Open