More on Clay Balls from PNW

Post by Dianna Woolsey, PSU Graduate Student and PNW clay/pottery project Research Assistant  Last month Shelby posted about the remarkable spread of clay ball artifacts in both prehistoric and historic contexts, and the spread just keeps on spreading.  Two weeks ago I went to Lewis and Clark National Park in Astoria as part of our continuing research […]

Yup’ik Traditions: Qantaq (Bentwood Bowl)

Video from the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and Anchorage Museum.  The conversation about the life history of a wooden bowl is interesting when thinking about archaeological objects.  I especially enjoyed the discussion of village specific wooden bowl decorations – I am very interested in parallel practices in pottery production techniques and decorations.  On-going research northwest […]