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 PRESCOTT CERAMIC WORKSHOP 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 options? 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 Ware. 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 discussion.