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H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in black & white
Published Aug 2017
Mesoamerica; ethnoarchaeology; pottery; ceramics; tradition; Mexico
This book examines a contemporary pottery tradition in Mesoamerica, but also looks back to the earliest examples of cultural development in this area. By means of ethnographic analogy and ceramic ecology, this study seeks to shed light on a modern indigenous community and on the theory, method and practice of ethnoarchaeology.
Preface; Chapter I Introduction; Chapter II Ethnoarchaeology: Archaeology as Anthropology; Chapter III Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology and Ceramic Ecology in Western Mexico; Chapter IV Tarascan Pottery as a Strategic Rescource in the Protohistoric Period (ca. AD 1450-1530); Chapter V Summary and General Conclusions