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Ancient Maya pottery : classification, analysis, and interpretation

Ancient Maya pottery : classification, analysis, and interpretation

Author: James J Aimers; Diane Z Chase; Arlen F Chase
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2014. ©2013
Series: Maya studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A volume of classification, interpretation, and analysis of Maya pottery using the type: variety-mode approach, exploring how communities in the region interacted through the lens of ceramic exchange.
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Genre/Form: Classification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J Aimers; Diane Z Chase; Arlen F Chase
ISBN: 9780813042367 0813042364 9780813060927 0813060923
OCLC Number: 878111568
Description: xv, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / James John Aimers --
2. Type-variety: what works and what doesn't / Prudence M. Rice --
3. Types and traditions, spheres and systems: a consideration of analytic constructs and concepts in the classification and interpretation of Maya ceramics / Cassandra R. Bill --
4. Interpreting form and context: ceramic subcomplexes at Caracol, Nohmul, and Santa Rita Corozal, Belize / Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase --
5. Ceramic resemblances, trade, and emulation: changing utilitarian pottery traditions in the Maya Lowlands / Robert E. Fry --
6. Type-variety on trial: experiments in classification and meaning using ceramic assemblages from Lamanai, Belize / James John Aimers and Elizabeth Graham --
7. Establishing the Cunil Ceramic Complex at Cahal Pech, Belize / Lauren A. Sullivan and Jaime J. Awe --
8. Technological style and terminal preclassic orange ceramics in the Holmul Region, Guatemala / Michael G. Callaghan, Francisco Estrada-Belli, and Nina Neivens de Estrada --
9. Acanmul, Becán, and the Xcocom phenomenon through a type-variety looking glass: resolving historical enigmas through hands-on typological assessments / Joseph Ball and Jennifer Taschek --
10. Looking for times: how type-variety analysis helps us "see" the Early postclassic in Northwestern Honduras / Patricia A. Urban, Edward M. Schortman, and Marne T. Ausec --
11. Slips, styles, and trading patterns: a postclassic perspective from Central Petén, Guatemala / Leslie G. Cecil --
12. Mayapán's Chen Mul modeled effigy censers: iconography and archaeological context / Susan Milbrath and Carlos Peraza Lope --
13. Problems and prospects in Maya ceramic classification, analysis, and interpretation / James John Aimers.
Series Title: Maya studies.
Responsibility: edited by James John Aimers ; foreword by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase.


The ancient Maya produced a broad range of ceramics that has attracted concerted scholarly attention for over a century. This impressive volume brings together many of the archaeologists signally  Read more...


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