Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 196, Issue 2, pp 215–222 | Cite as

Characterization of Mesa Verde Black-on-white ceramics from Southwestern Colorado using NAA

  • D. M. Glowacki
  • H. Neff
  • M. D. Glascock
Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society Symposium on Nuclear Archaeology


Sixty Mesa Verde variety Black-on-white bowls from Castle Rock Pueblo (5MT1825) and Sand Canyon Pueblo (5MT765) in southwestern Colorado were chemically characterized using neutron activation analysis. Eleven clay sources local to the sites in the McElmo Drainage area were also analyzed. The results revealed two distinct compositional groups containing relative frequencies that imply local production. The occurrence of trade between the two sites was also identified.


Clay Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Relative Frequency Activation Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Glowacki
    • 1
  • H. Neff
    • 1
  • M. D. Glascock
    • 1
  1. 1.Missouri University Research ReactorColumbiaUSA

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