Pottery Southwest

The Albuquerque Archaeological Society is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New Mexico. It is affiliated with the Archaeological Society of New Mexico. The purposes of the Society are to preserve and protect prehistoric and historic remains in the region; to educate members and the public in archaeological and ethnological fields; to conduct archeological studies, research, surveys, and excavations; to publish data obtained from research studies and excavations; and to cooperate with other scientific institutions. Membership in the Society includes a monthly meeting with a lecture and opportunities to participate in field trips, seminars, and cooperative activities with other institutions.

Kelley Hays-Gilpin received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1992 and is currently Professor/Chair of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University. She serves as the Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona where she oversees the Colton Ceramic Repository for Colorado Plateau ceramics. Her research focuses on ancestral Hopi art and lifeways, iconography, ceramics, rock art, and fiber perishables. Her publications include Prehistoric Ceramics of the Puerco Valley, Arizona (with Eric van Hartesveldt) in the Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series, Prehistoric Sandals of Northeastern Arizona: The Earl H. and Ann Axtell Morris Research (with Ann C. Deegan and Elizabeth Ann Morris), and Ambiguous Images: Gender and Rock Art (winner of the 2005 Society for American Archaeology Book Award).

Hayward H. Franklin is a specialist in Southwestern ceramics and has worked on archaeological projects in Southern Arizona, Salmon Ruin, in the Chaco region, and in the Albuquerque area. His Ph.D. is from the University of Arizona. His current research is in Classic Period glazewares, including from the site of Pottery Mound. Now retired from teaching computer programming, Hayward is currently a Research Associate at the Maxwell Museum.

Alexander Kurota has over 20 years experience in analyzing the pottery from the American Southwest. He currently works as a Principal Investigator/Ceramic Analyst at the Office of Contract Archeology —a branch of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. Kurota is also a Research Associate at the Jornada Research Institute. His research focuses on residential patterns, ceremonialism, and migrations of the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon and Jornada Mogollon cultural groups. He has a Masters degree from Wichita State University.

Peter McKenna has been involved in Southwest archaeology since 1968 and is presently working as an archaeologist for the Southwest Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Albuquerque. He continues an interest in mid-range methods of analysis and ceramic classification systems and how those approaches might be applied to ceramic interpretation. He received an M.A. from Eastern New Mexico University. His publications include The Architecture and Material Culture of 29SJ1360, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (Reports of the Chaco Center 7, Division of Cultural Research, National Park Service, Albuquerque, 1984), Aztec Black (Pottery Southwest 19(1):1–7), and Regional Patterns of Great House Development among the Totah Anasazi, New Mexico (in Anasazi Regional Organization and the Chaco System, edited by D.E. Doyel, pp. 133–143; Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Anthropological Papers 5, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1992) with H. Wolcott Toll.

Dave Phillips has been involved in Southwest archaeology since 1970 and is currently a Research Associate Professor at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. He is also affiliated with UNM's Anthropology Department. Dr. Phillips received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. In 2018 he retired from UNM after serving as a Curator of Archaeology and Interim Director at the Maxwell Museum.

Kari L. Schleher received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2010 and is Laboratory Manager at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado. Most of her research has focused on the organization of production and technology in pottery. She has worked on ceramic assemblages from over 20 sites across the U.S. Southwest dating from the Late Archaic to early Historic periods, with a focus on the northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico and the Mesa Verde region of Colorado. She is the author or co-author of a number of edited volume chapters, including three chapters in Potters and Communities of Practice: Glaze Paint and Polychrome Pottery in the American Southwest, A.D. 1250–1700, and numerous cultural resource management report chapters.


Albuquerque Archaeological Society
P.O. Box 4029
Albuquerque, NM 87196

Contact us at: psw@unm.edu

Last updated on September 12, 2019

The macaw logo for the new incarnation of Pottery Southwest was rendered from three Glaze A potsherds from Room 2 of the Robinson Site (LA 46326). The sherds were recovered by Jane Kelley and Joe Stewart's Capitan North Project. From the collections at the Maxwell Museum , University of New Mexico .