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Patricia L Crown

Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor
Ceramics Analysis Lab

Photo: Patricia L Crown


At UNM since 
Curriculum vitae

Recent Courses:

  • Introduction to Archaeological Method and Theory (ANTH 120)
  • Seminar in Chaco Archaeology (ANTH 420/570)
  • Field Methods in Archaeology (ANTH 475/575)
  • Ceramic Analysis (ANTH 480/580)
  • Teaching Anthropology (ANTH 570)
  • Seminar in Southwestern Archaeology (ANTH 576)
  • Proposal Writing (ANTH 675)


University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, AB summa cum laude 1974

University of Arizona, Anthropology, MA 1976, PhD 1981
Dissertation: “Variability in Ceramic Manufacture at the Chodistaas Site, East Central Arizona”


Southwest Archaeology, ceramic analysis, archaeology of childhood, gender in archaeology.

Recent Publications:

Second author with Caitlin Ainsworth, Emily Jones, and Stephanie Franklin.  Ritual Deposition of Avifauna in the Northern Burial Cluster at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. KIVA. Submitted May 2017).

Last author with Marian Hamilton, Lee Drake, W.H. Wills, Emily Jones, Cyler Conrad and Patricia Crown.  The Importance of Modern Analogues in Stable Oxygen Isotope Sourcing: A Test Case from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. American Antiquity.
(Submitted May 2017).

The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon: Material Culture and Fauna, edited by Patricia Crown.  UNM Press, Albuquerque.  274 pp. (Submitted 2014)

Just Macaws: A Review for the U.S. Southwest/Mexican Northwest.  KIVA 82:331-363. (submitted June 21, 2016).  

First author with Kerriann Marden and Hannah Mattson. Foot Notes: The Social Implications of Polydactyly and Foot-Related Imagery at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon.  American Antiquity 81(3):426-448.  (submitted November 17, 2015)

Last author with W.H. Wills, David W. Love, Susan J. Smith, Karen R. Adams, Manuel R. Palacios-Fest, Wetherbee B. Dorshow, Beau Murphy, Jennie O. Sturm, Hannah Mattson, and Patricia Crown. Water Management at Pueblo Bonito: Evidence from the National Geographic Society Trenches.  American Antiquity 81(3):449-470.  

Senior author with Jiyan Gu, W. Jeffrey Hurstc, Timothy J. Wardb, Ardith D. Bravenecb, Syed Alib, Laura Kebertb, Marlaina Berchb, Erin Redmanb, Patrick D. Lyonsd, Jamie Merewethere, David A. Phillipsf, Lori S. Reedg, and Kyle Woodsonh . Ritual Drinks in the Prehispanic US Southwest and Northwest Mexico. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(37):11436-11442. (submitted June 2015)

Second author with Jennie O. Sturm.  Micro-scale mapping using Ground Penetrating Radar: an Example from Room 28, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.   Advances in Archaeological Practice 3:124-135(12).  (submitted December 2014)

The Archaeology of Crafts Learning: Becoming a Potter in the Puebloan Southwest.  Annual Review of Anthropology 43:71-88 (submitted January 2014).

Senior author with Thomas Emerson, Jiyan Gu, Jeffrey Hurst, Tim Pauketat, and Tim Ward.  Ritual Black Drink  Consumption at Cahokia.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(35):13944-13949 (Submitted May 2012).