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Domestic Ceramic Production and Spatial Organization: A Mexican Case Study in Ethnoarchaeology

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This pioneering ethnoarchaeological study is of contemporary ceramic production and consumption in several villages in the Los Tuxtlas region of Mexico. While many archaeologists have identified ceramic production zones in the archaeological record, their identifying criteria have often been vague and impressionistic. The present book's contribution is to use ethnographic research to suggest how archaeologists might consistently recognise ceramic manufacturing. It also places ceramic production in larger cultural contexts and provides details of the ecology, production, distribution, use, discard, and site formation processes. Philip Arnold's critical observations on some of the serious weaknesses in archaeological interpretations of ceramic production will interest Mesoamericanists and all other archaeologists grappling with these, and related, issues.

Synopsis:

This ethnoarchaeological study looks at contemporary household-scale ceramic production in several Mexican communities. Many archaeologists have investigated ceramic production in the archaeological record, but their identifying criteria are often vague and impressionistic. Philip Arnold pinpoints some of the weaknesses of their interpretations and uses ethnographic research to suggest how archaeologists might consistently recognise ceramic manufacturing.

Synopsis:

This ethnoarchaeological study looks at contemporary household-scale ceramic production in several Mexican communities.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. Ceramic Production and Consumption in Los Tuxtlas: 2. The ceramic production environment; 3. Ceramic production in Los Tuxtlas; 4. Ceramic consumption in Los Tuxtlas; Part II. Ceramic Production and Spatial Organization: 5. Archaeological approaches to ceramic production; 6. Spatial organization and ceramic production; 7. Disposal patterns within production houselots; Part III. Application and Implication: 8. Ceramic production organization in archaeological perspective; 9. Conclusions; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521545839
Editor:
Renfrew, Colin
Editor:
Gamble, Clive
Editor:
Renfrew, Colin
Editor:
Gamble, Clive
Author:
Renfrew, Colin
Author:
Ashmore, Wendy
Author:
Arnold, Philip J.,
Author:
O'Shea, John
Author:
Arnold, Philip J., III
Author:
Arnold III, Philip J.
Author:
Gamble, Clive
Author:
Philip J., Arnold III
Author:
Philip J. Arnold III
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Studies in Archaeology
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 b/w illus. 5 maps 39 tables
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
9.88x7.48x.45 in. .80 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » General

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"Synopsis" by , This ethnoarchaeological study looks at contemporary household-scale ceramic production in several Mexican communities. Many archaeologists have investigated ceramic production in the archaeological record, but their identifying criteria are often vague and impressionistic. Philip Arnold pinpoints some of the weaknesses of their interpretations and uses ethnographic research to suggest how archaeologists might consistently recognise ceramic manufacturing.
"Synopsis" by , This ethnoarchaeological study looks at contemporary household-scale ceramic production in several Mexican communities.
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