New paper published!
We have a new paper that was recently published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.You can download the article for free using this link (available till April 1):
A small number of ceramics recovered from sites in the Lake Scott area, including 14SC1 and 14SC409, have a red slip on the exterior and/or interior surfaces. Many of these red slipped sherds look similar to Tewa Red Ware ceramics that were produced in pueblo communities in northern New Mexico. However, their exact origin was unknown (were they actually made in the Southwest?).
After careful analysis using a variety of different techniques, we believe that these red ware ceramics were actually made on the Central Plains and were not from the Southwest. This provides supporting evidence pointing to the presence of Puebloan potters, likely women, that were living in western Kansas after leaving their homes in New Mexico.