Genevieve Woodhead Presents Virtual Lecture for Crow Canyon Archaeological Center


Start Date: Aug 20, 2020 - 04:00pm
End Date: Aug 20, 2020 - 05:00pm

Location:  Presented via Zoom

There’s a fascinating lecture to be given by Genevieve Woodhead (PhD Student, Archaeology) on August 20th at 4-5pm. It’s digitally hosted on Zoom by Crow Canyon Archaeological Society as part of the Four Corners Lecture Series.  

“While pottery is ubiquitous in the American Southwest archaeology, the style and production techniques vary considerably over time. This webinar will feature Genevieve Woodhead discussing how prehispanic potters constructed corrugated vessels and how these vessels resemble and differ from historic and contemporary Pueblo pots.  

To view on Zoom, please register here

Presented in collaboration with the Four Corners Lecture Series and the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. Funding has been provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

Abstract: Prehispanic corrugated pottery sherds are ubiquitous in the American Southwest. And yet, corrugation seems unique to this part of the world. From about A.D. 900 to 1200, corrugated pottery was popular throughout portions of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. Corrugation fell out of use with the arrival of Spanish colonizers, and the practice has since changed dramatically. Potters corrugate ceramic vessels by leaving the coiling method of construction exposed on the vessel exterior, only smoothing clay coils on the inside of the pot in order to hold it together.

Bio: Genevieve Woodhead is an Anthropology PhD student at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in the archaeology of the prehispanic United States northern Southwest. She researches ceramic manufacturing processes to learn more about how learning operates and how people transmit knowledge and alter practices amid demographic fluctuation and dynamic interaction.”