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Author Deal, Michael, 1952-

Title Pottery ethnoarchaeology in the Central Maya Highlands / Michael Deal
Published Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 238 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Foundations of archaeological inquiry
Foundations of archaeological inquiry.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Social and Economic Context -- 3. Household as Production Unit -- 4. Household as Consumption Unit -- 5. Household as Depositional Unit -- 6. The Prediction of Household Socioeconomic Conditions -- 7. Maya Pottery Ethnoarchaeology in Retrospect -- App. A. Glossary of Vessel and Nonvessel Forms -- App. B. Classification of Chanal and Aguacatenango Pottery
Summary Draws upon both archaeological and ethnographic techniques to study prehistoric cultural change, village ethnoarchaeology focuses on a range of archaeological problems at the village or household level-including the important socioeconomic role of specific craft activities. In this context, recent studies of contemporary pottery making-follow trends in ethnoarchaeology involving model building, formation processes, and evaluation and refinement of existing archaeological recovery techniques
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Ethnoarchaeology -- Mexico -- Chiapas.
Maya pottery.
Mayas -- Mexico -- Chiapas -- Antiquities.
Tzeltal pottery.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585128227 (electronic bk.)
9780585128221 (electronic bk.)
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