Phase 1 - Provide a basic typology of Central Mexican pottery types, specifically focused upon the decorated and diagnostic types readily found in the Basin of Mexico.
Phase 2 - Encourage scholars to provide photos and type descriptions for specific archaeological projects for comparison.
Phase 3 - Facilitate inter-regional comparison and discussion of the spread of pottery complexes throughout Mesoamerica.
Dr. Destiny Crider's (ASU and Luther College) ongoing research project is providing comparison of Epiclassic and Early Postclassic decorated pottery in the Eastern Basin of Mexico, Tula, and other neighboring areas. Included here are INAA samples selected for this project.
Dr. Elizabeth Brumfiel (Northwestern) provided a series of Polychrome and Aztec B/O specimens from the site of Xaltocan.
Cerro Portezuelo Project is a reanalysis of UCLA archaeological collections in order to evaluate the socio-political development of this southeastern Basin of Mexico site. The project is directed by Dr. George Cowgill (ASU) and Dr. Deborah Nichols (Dartmouth). Ceramic analyis has been conducted by Dr. Destiny Crider (ASU and Luther College), Dr. Sarah Clayton (ASU and Univeresity Wisconsin Madison) and Dr. Christopher Garraty (ASU).
The Tepeaca Survey conducted by James Sheehy in the state of Puebla and includes pottery complexes spanning from at least the Early Classic through the Postclassic periods. Pottery complexes are here provided as part of the dissertation analysis of Dr. J. Heath Anderson (Penn State University and Univeristy of Minnesota Mankato).