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Third Thursday Food for Thought – “Telling Their Story through Clay: Potters and Identity during the Pueblo Glaze Ware Period (1275-1680 CE) in New Mexico” Presentation

October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” free Zoom online program will feature “Telling Their Story through Clay: Potters and Identity during the Pueblo Glaze Ware Period (1275-1680 CE) in New Mexico” presentation by archaeologist Suzanne Eckert, Ph.D. This free online presentation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time, same as Pacific Daylight Time).

Glaze-painted pottery in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico is the only pre-European glaze technology in the Americas. Ancestral Pueblo potters began to make glaze paints in the late 13th century and continued to make them until the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. After the Revolt, the knowledge of glaze-paint manufacture was lost. Archaeologically, the study of Pueblo glaze-painted pottery has informed on migration, identity, exchange, ritual practice, the spread of technology, and the effects of colonialism. In this presentation, Dr. Eckert will discuss how archaeologists think glaze paint was made and why potters haven’t been able to reproduce it, how potters integrated glaze-painted pottery into identity and ritual, and how Spanish Colonialism affected the production of glaze-paint and its ultimate demise.

To register go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hKRfal5jScC9tslcXaOEdw. For more information contact Old Pueblo at info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201. For each Old Pueblo Zoom presentation, we let the presenter decide whether he or she wants for the program to be recorded and made available online. No recording decision has yet been made for this program.

Photo caption: Examples of Puebloan glaze ware pottery, photos courtesy of Suzanne Eckert.

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October 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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