Innovative Approaches and Explorations in Ceramic Studies [Paperback]

Sandra L. Lopez Varela(Editor)

ISBN: 9781784917364 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2018 | 150p, H11.5 x W8, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white (44 color plates)
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Innovative Approaches and Explorations in Ceramic Studies


Innovative Approaches and Explorations in Ceramic Studies celebrates thirty years of Ceramic Ecology, an international symposium initiated at the 1986 American Anthropological Association meeting at the suggestion of Frederick R. Matson. For almost twenty-five years, Dr. Charles Kolb organized the symposium to discuss multiple theoretical and methodological approaches to ceramic studies around the world. By fostering interdisciplinary interactions, the symposium has pushed the boundaries of what can be understood about the human experience through the creative and systematic study of ceramics. Contributions in this volume explore the application of instrumental techniques and experimental studies to analyze ceramics and follow innovative approaches to evaluate our methods and theories in our quest to learn about the societies we dedicate our studies to.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Innovative Approaches and Explorations in Ceramic Studies – Sandra L. López Varela and Philip J. Arnold III

Chapter 2: What is a Ceramic Assemblage: Chronology and Belongings of the Late Classic Maya – Sherman Horn III and Anabel Ford

Chapter 3: Investigating Maya Ceramic Figurines: challenges to the use of non-invasive portable technologies in archived collections – Sandra L. López Varela

Chapter 4: Documenting Accommodation and Change in the Tarascan Ceramic Economy – Amy J. Hirshman

Chapter 5: Forming Pots and Community: Pottery Production and Potter Interaction in an Ancestral Wendat Village – Sarah Striker, Linda Howie and Ronald Williamson

Chapter 6: Clay Choice: the Impacts of Ceramic Formation Methods and Cultural Behavior – Mary F. Ownby

Chapter 7: Complementary Approaches for Understanding Mazapan Pottery – Destiny L. Crider

Chapter 8: Sherds of Spartans Past: Ceramics from the Michigan State University Campus Archaeology Program – Lynne Goldstein, Lisa Bright and Jeffrey Painter

Chapter 9: The Ethnoarchaeology of an Abandoned Potter’s Workshop in Ticul, Yucatán, México – Dean E. Arnold

Chapter 10: Making Traditional Pottery Sustainable Today: Three Case Studies in Akita Prefecture, Japan – Cara L. Reedy and Chandra L. Reedy

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