San Juan Red Ware was widely distributed throughout the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest between about AD 750 and 1100. Prior research indicates this ware is a marker of identity and was likely associated with feasting and other communal activities. A study of the distribution of this ware indicates that it was traded widely, but with significant variation in relative quantity between sites. This variation is likely caused by unequal access to this ware due either to a lack of access to the necessary exchange networks or by a conscious decision to not participate in the exchange of this ware. San Juan Red Ware became more widely dispersed after the first century of production, which may be indicative of increased integration between social groups. Several methods were used in this analysis, including inverse distance weighting, hexagon binning, fall-off curves, distance diagrams using Typenspektren, and social network analysis. An evaluation of these methods indicates some are more effective than others for this analysis, although the use of several complementary methods is recommended to provide a more comprehensive analysis.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Anthropology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bischoff, Robert Jacob, "A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of San Juan Red Ware" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 7003.
Southwest, Ancestral Pueblo, GIS, R, SNA, Ceramics, Spatial Analysis