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Ceramic Theory and Cultural Process (New Studies in Archaeology)

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This much-praised book aims to develop a theory of ceramics which will elucidate the complex relationship between ceramics and culture and society. Drawing upon the theoretical perspectives of systems theory, cybernetics and cultural ecology, Dr Arnold develops cross-cultural generalizations to explain the origins and evolution of the craft of pottery making. These processes are organized into a series of feedback mechanisms which limit or stimulate the initial production of pottery and its transition from a part-time to a full-time specialized activity. The author provides extensive ethnographic documentation, taken from a wide-ranging synthesis of the available literature and employing many data from his own fieldwork in Peru, Guatemala and Mexico, to illustrate the existence of these feedback relationships in societies around the world. Each mechanism is viewed, not as a relationship which exists in a few of the world's cultures, but as a universal generalization often based on some unique physical or chemical aspect of the pottery itself. Ceramic theory and cultural process is an innovative approach to the archaeological interpretation of ceramics which significantly extends our understanding of the social, cultural and environmental processes of ceramic production.

Synopsis:

A theory of ceramics that elucidates the complex relationship between culture, pottery and society.

Synopsis:

This book develops a theory of ceramics which elucidates the complex relationship between ceramics and culture and society. Drawing on the theoretical perspectives of systems theory, cybernetics and cultural ecology, Dr Arnold develops cross-cultural generalizations to explain the origins and evolution of the craft of pottery making.

Synopsis:

Drawing upon the theoretical perspectives of systems theory, cybernetics and cultural ecology, the author uses cross-cultural comparisons to explain the origins and evolution of the pottery making craft. An innovative approach to the archaeological interpretation of ceramics.

Synopsis:

A theory of ceramics that elucidates the complex relationship between culture, pottery and society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Resources; 3. Weather and climate; 4. Scheduling conflicts; 5. Degree of sedentariness; 6. Demand; 7. Man/land relationships; 8. Technological innovations; 9. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521272599
Author:
Arnold, Dean E.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Renfrew, Colin
Author:
Ashmore, Wendy
Author:
O'Shea, John
Author:
Gamble, Clive
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Pottery
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Studies in Archaeology
Publication Date:
19880631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
9.06x5.98x.68 in. .96 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book develops a theory of ceramics which elucidates the complex relationship between ceramics and culture and society. Drawing on the theoretical perspectives of systems theory, cybernetics and cultural ecology, Dr Arnold develops cross-cultural generalizations to explain the origins and evolution of the craft of pottery making.
"Synopsis" by , Drawing upon the theoretical perspectives of systems theory, cybernetics and cultural ecology, the author uses cross-cultural comparisons to explain the origins and evolution of the pottery making craft. An innovative approach to the archaeological interpretation of ceramics.
"Synopsis" by , A theory of ceramics that elucidates the complex relationship between culture, pottery and society.
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