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Ancient Native American Pottery Replication Workshop: Corrugated Ware of the Mogollon Culture

April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photo by Andy Ward of Mogollon corrugated pottery in the Eastern Arizona College collection

Saturday and Sunday April 11 & 12, & Sunday April 19, 2015

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th Street, just west of La Cholla Blvd., ½-mile north of John F. Kennedy Park, Tucson.

9 a.m. to noon & 1-4 p.m. on first two days; 9 a.m. to noon on second Sunday. Fee $70 ($56 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members); each participant must provide a small water bowl, hand towel, & 2 plastic grocery bags; clay & all other class materials are provided.

In this workshop students will explore and authentically recreate corrugated pottery as it was made by the prehistoric Mogollon culture. Mogollon corrugated pottery is sometimes overlooked because it is not flashy like polished and painted pottery types, but a close examination reveals an elegance of form and sophisticated techniques used in construction. Workshop participants will learn the history of these pottery types and experience the entire process of reproducing them from processing raw materials, to hand coiling vessels, culminating in an authentic outdoor pottery firing. This workshop will take place over the course of one weekend during which the pots are created completely then left to dry, followed later by a Sunday morning in which we will fire all the pottery produced. Each participant will leave with a beautiful, authentic, finished reproduction of a prehistoric corrugated pot. Any participants who are unable to attend the later firing can arrange to have their pots fired and shipped to them (student pays for shipping).

Instructor Andy Ward is a diligent student of southwestern prehistory and archaeology who has worked with archaeologists to locate resources in field surveys and in excavations. He began working to reproduce prehistoric pottery while still in high school and has successfully recreated many of the prehistoric pottery types of southern Arizona.

Reservations required: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org


April 11, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Old Pueblo Archaeology Center


Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
2201 W. 44th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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