Patricia L Crown

Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor Emerita
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)


BA (summa cum laude), University of Pennsylvania (1974)

MA, University of Arizona (1976)

PhD, University of Arizona (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:

Crown, Patricia L. (editor) The House of the Cylinder Jars: Room 28 at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. UNM Press, Albuquerque. In Press.

Crown, Patricia L. and W.H. Wills.  The Complex History of Pueblo Bonito and its Interpretation. Antiquity 92(364):890-904. 2018.

Crown, Patricia L. Drinking Performance and Politics in Chaco Canyon. American Antiquity 83:387-406. 2018.

Ainsworth, Caitlin, Patricia L. Crown, Emily Jones, and Stephanie Franklin.  Ritual Deposition of Avifauna in the Northern Burial Cluster at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. KIVA 184:110-135. 2018.

Hamilton, Marian, Lee Drake, W.H. Wills, Emily Jones,  Cyler Conrad and Patricia L. Crown. The Importance of Modern Analogues in Stable Oxygen Isotope Sourcing: A Test Case from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. American Antiquity 83:163-175. 2018.

Crown, Patricia L. Just Macaws: A Review for the U.S. Southwest/Mexican Northwest. KIVA 82:331-363. 2016.

Crown, Patricia L. (editor) The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon: Material Culture and Fauna.  UNM Press, Albuquerque. 2016.

Crown, Patricia L., 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. 2016.

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. 2016.

Crown, Patricia L., Jiyan Gu, W. Jeffrey Hurst, Timothy J. Ward, Ardith D. Bravenec, Syed Ali, Laura Kebert, Marlaina Berch, Erin Redman, Patrick D. Lyons, Jamie Merewether, David A. Phillips, Lori S. Reed, and Kyle Woodson. Ritual Drinks in the Prehispanic US Southwest and Northwest Mexico. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(37):11436-11442. 2015.