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Problems and Prospects in Maya Ceramic Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

James John Aimers

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

I address some of the broader issues in the concluding chapter to the volume. In various ways, the chapters in this book examine the use of pottery in interpretations of the lives of ancient Maya ... More


Introduction

James John Aimers

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The ancient Maya produced a broad range of pottery, which has attracted concerted scholarly attention for nearly a century. The authors of the chapters in this volume address a range of issues around ... More


Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

James John Aimers (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Pottery sherds are the most abundant artifacts recovered from ancient Maya sites. Analyzed correctly, they reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking ... More


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

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Urban, Schortman, and Ausec examine their use of type-variety classification to identify the Early Postclassic in three areas of Honduras. These authors stress the flexibility of type: variety-mode, ... More


Type-Variety: What Works and What Doesn’t

Prudence M. Rice

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Prudence Rice provides a concise historical and theoretical introduction to type-variety and discusses important aspects of classification in general. She highlights the difference between a ... More


Types and Traditions, Spheres and Systems: A Consideration of Analytic Constructs and Concepts in the Classification and Interpretation of Maya Ceramics

Cassandra R. Bill

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Cassandra Bill addresses some of the integrative categories of type-variety, including ones that are commonly used (types and spheres) and others that are rarely used (such as horizons and systems). ... More


Interpreting Form and Context: Ceramic Subcomplexes at Caracol, Nohmul, and Santa Rita Corozal, Belize

Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Arlen Chase and Diane Chase’s chapter serves as a counterpoint to Bill’s because they highlight the inadequacies of type-variety. They argue for context-based approaches to Maya pottery with an ... More


Type-Variety on Trial: Experiments in Classification and Meaning Using Ceramic Assemblages from Lamanai, Belize

James John Aimers and Elizabeth Graham

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

John Aimers and Elizabeth Graham describe how ceramics have been approached at Lamanai, Belize. Several people are conducting multiple independent analyses of the ceramics using contextual ... More


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

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In a chapter rich with culture-historical interpretations as well as methodological commentary, Joseph Ball and Jennifer Taschek begin with the useful reminder (via Robert Sonin) that type-variety ... More


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