H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (44 colour plates)
Published Dec 2017
Edited by Sandra L. López Varela
This book celebrates thirty years of Ceramic Ecology, an international symposium initiated at the 1986 American Anthropological Association. Contributions explore the application of instrumental techniques and experimental studies to analyze ceramics and follow innovative approaches to evaluate methods and theories.
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