Poster 172: Crystal Spagnuolo – Establishing A Temporal Distribution for Ceramics of the Virgin River Branch of the Ancestral Puebloan

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Faculty mentor: Brian Codding

Dating archaeological sites is important for establishing patterns in settlement, trade, resource use, and population of prehistoric peoples. Unfortunately, direct techniques are not always possible. Using a relative dating system that employs ceramics is a cost-effective alternative. Here I have established a temporal model for ceramics found on sites that have had direct dating, to create a cross-reference that can be used by other researchers working in the Virgin River area.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: crystal.spagnuolo@utah.edu

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