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Ceramics of ancient America : multidisciplinary approaches

Author: Yumi Park Huntington; Dean E Arnold; Johanna Minich
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2018]
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This edited volume analyzes ceramics specifically from ancient America to add new layers to our understanding by emphasizing new perspectives and a multidisciplinary approach from the fields of archaeology, art history, and anthropology. This volume will help students and scholars alike better understand and appreciate ceramics as one of the vital forms of communication within small social units, and across cultural  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yumi Park Huntington; Dean E Arnold; Johanna Minich
ISBN: 9780813056067 0813056063
OCLC Number: 1019834232
Description: x, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A new approach to pre-Columbian pottery : introduction to the volume / Dean E. Arnold, Yumi Park Huntington, and Johanna Minich --
Part I. Revealing natural and supernatural concepts through formal analysis. Ceramic wares and water spirits : identifying religious sodalities in the lower Mississippi Valley / David H. Dye --
Naturalism and contrapposto in the ceramics of ancient Ecuador : ideology and the humanistic trend in ancient American art / James Farmer --
Part II. Investigating identity and social narrative through iconographic analysis and intertextuality. Exploring the technology and meaning behind early ceramic figurines from the Casma Valley, Peru / Shelia Pozorski and Thomas Pozorski --
Emblems of cultural identity in early Andean art : engraved head motifs on Cupisnique ceramics / Yumi Park Huntington --
Bodies in both worlds : a preliminary comparison of human and supernatural dress in Moche art / Sarahh E.M. Scher --
Intertextuality in classic Maya ceramic art and writing : the interplay of myth and history on the Regal Rabbit Vase / Michael D. Carrasco and Robert F. Wald --
Part III. Symmetry patterns and their social dimensions. Symmetry analysis of step fret patterns on ceramics and other media from Mesoamerica and the American Southwest : continuities and changes in a shared pattern system / Dorothy K. Washburn --
The importance of symmetry in defining Caddo relationships : a synthesis of perspective / Johanna Minich and Jeff Price --
Part IV. Charting innovation through diachronic studies. "Ceramic sets" in Maya and Toltec ceramics : the search for innovation and competition in ancient Mesoamerican pottery systems / George J. Bey III --
A diachronic perspective on the Prehispanic ceramic tradition of the Valley of Oaxaca / Gary M. Feinman --
Product continuity and change in persistent household ceramic production : the Tarascan case / Amy J. Hirshman.
Responsibility: edited by Yumi Park Huntington, Dean E. Arnold, and Johanna Minich.


Brings together archaeology, anthropology, and art history in the analysis of pre-Columbian pottery. While previous research on ceramic artifacts has been divided by these three disciplines, this  Read more...


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