Pox Pottery: Earliest Identified Mexican Ceramic

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Science  09 Jul 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3680, pp. 194-195
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3680.194


The earliest known ceramics from Mexico, termed "Pox Pottery," may mark the transition from a nomadic to a settled way of life. The presence of "Pox Pottery" in both coastal Guerrero and the Tehuacan Valley might provide evidence as to the type of environment in which this change first occurred.