Pottery Paint and Other Uses of Rocky Mountain Beeweed (Cleome Serrulata Pursh) in the Southwestern United States: Ethnographic Data, Archæological Record, and Elemental Composition

@article{Adams2002PotteryPA,
  title={Pottery Paint and Other Uses of Rocky Mountain Beeweed (Cleome Serrulata Pursh) in the Southwestern United States: Ethnographic Data, Arch{\ae}ological Record, and Elemental Composition},
  author={Karen R. Adams and J. Douglas Stewart and Stuart J. Baldwin},
  journal={KIVA},
  year={2002},
  volume={67},
  pages={339 - 362}
}
ABSTRACT The Rocky Mountain beeweed plant (Cleome serrulata Pursh) has had a variety of uses for Native Americans in the Southwestern United States from ancient times to the present and, within historic time, has been used to some extent by Mexican-Americans. This paper reviews the scientific taxonomy, common nomenclature, ethnographic uses, and archaeological occurrences of Rocky Mountain beeweed, or guaco. Particular attention is given to the question of how it works as a pigmenting agent for… 
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