Ceramic Production In Early Hispanic California

Author: Russell K. Skowronek
ISBN: 9780813049816
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Ceramic Production In Early Hispanic California from the Author: Russell K. Skowronek. The presidios, missions, and pueblos of both Spanish and Mexican California have provided a rich trove of ceramics materials; however, sparse analysis of the more remote areas of New Spain left an incomplete picture of economies. This volume rectifies this gap by examining the 18th and 19th century ceramic production in Alta California.

Text Aided Archaeology

Author: Barbara J. Little
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849388538
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Text Aided Archaeology from the Author: Barbara J. Little. Documents, oral testimony, and ethnographic description all play a role in text-aided archaeology, which in some broad sense includes all archaeology. This volume explores the relationships among many of these sources and addresses how historical documentation is used in archaeology. Public and official archives; mission and church sources; business and company sources; scholarly institutions; letters, diaries, and private papers; literature; transient documents; local sources and opinions; and maps are among the categories of historical sources used in this collection.

Ancient Oaxaca

Author: Richard Blanton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521577878
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Ancient Oaxaca from the Author: Richard Blanton. Just after 500 B.C., one of the earliest states in the New World developed in the Valley of Oaxaca, in present-day Mexico. The newly created political institution brought in its wake a profound transformation of society and technology. This book investigates the rich archaeological record of the valley in an attempt to throw light on the causes and consequences of these changes.

Handbook Of Archaeological Methods

Author: Herbert D. G. Maschner
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759100787
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Handbook Of Archaeological Methods from the Author: Herbert D. G. Maschner. The Handbook of Archaeological Methods comprises 37 articles by leading archaeologists on the key methods used by archaeologists in the field, in analysis, in theory building, and in managing cultural resources. The book is destined to become the key reference work for archaeologists and their advanced students on contemporary archaeological methods.

Setting The Table

Author: Kathryn L. Ness
Publisher: University of Florida Press
ISBN: 9781683400042
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Setting The Table from the Author: Kathryn L. Ness. "A long-needed comparison between Spanish and Spanish colonial sites, showing how both inform us about Spanish identity at home and abroad."--Charles R. Ewen, coauthor of Hernando de Soto among the Apalachee "The first systematic attempt to consider the eighteenth-century archaeological record in Spain and measure it against the decades-long research in St. Augustine. It is long overdue and valuable."--Russell K. Skowronek, coauthor of Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California: Craft, Economy, and Trade on the Frontier of New Spain Examining ceramics from eighteenth-century household sites in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, and St. Augustine, Florida, Setting the Table opens up new interpretations of cultural exchange and identity in the early modern Spanish empire. To analyze and compare tableware from these far-removed locations, Kathryn Ness proposes and employs a new vessel-based classification system to bridge the differences between existing systems. Her findings show that on both sides of the Atlantic, similar major changes to dining practices and foodways developed at almost the same time. Ness argues that early modern people were creating and expressing a distinct Spanish-American identity that retained some traditions from the home country while welcoming new ideas from an increasingly global network. A volume in the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series

Pueblo Indians And Spanish Colonial Authority In Eighteenth Century New Mexico

Author: Tracy L. Brown
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816530270
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Pueblo Indians And Spanish Colonial Authority In Eighteenth Century New Mexico from the Author: Tracy L. Brown. "Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonial Authority in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico investigates the tactics that Pueblo Indians used to negotiate Spanish colonization and the ways in which the negotiation of colonial power impacted Pueblo individuals and communities"--Provided by publisher.

Archaeology At The Millennium

Author: Gary M. Feinman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038772611X
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Archaeology At The Millennium from the Author: Gary M. Feinman. In this book an internationally distinguished roster of contributors considers the state of the art of the discipline of archaeology at the turn of the 21st century and charts an ambitious agenda for the future. The chapters address a wide range of topics including, paradigms, practice, and relevance of the discipline; paleoanthropology; fully modern humans; holocene hunter-gatherers; the transition to food and craft production; social inequality; warfare; state and empire formation; and the uneasy relationship between classical and anthropological archaeology.

Mining And Quarrying In The Ancient Andes

Author: Nicholas Tripcevich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461452007
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Mining And Quarrying In The Ancient Andes from the Author: Nicholas Tripcevich. ‚ÄčOver the millennia, from stone tools among early foragers to clays to prized metals and mineral pigments used by later groups, mineral resources have had a pronounced role in the Andean world. Archaeologists have used a variety of analytical techniques on the materials that ancient peoples procured from the earth. What these materials all have in common is that they originated in a mine or quarry. Despite their importance, comparative analysis between these archaeological sites and features has been exceptionally rare, and even more so for the Andes. Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes focuses on archaeological research at primary deposits of minerals extracted through mining or quarrying in the Andean region. While mining often begins with an economic need, it has important social, political, and ritual dimensions as well. The contributions in this volume place evidence of primary extraction activities within the larger cultural context in which they occurred. This important contribution to the interdisciplinary literature presents research and analysis on the mining and quarrying of various materials throughout the region and through time. Thus, rather than focusing on one material type or one specific site, Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes incorporates a variety of all the aspects of mining, by focusing on the physical, social, and ritual aspects of procuring materials from the earth in the Andean past.

Salt Production And Social Hierarchy In Ancient China

Author: Rowan K. Flad
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497685
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Salt Production And Social Hierarchy In Ancient China from the Author: Rowan K. Flad. This book examines the organization of specialized salt production at Zhongba, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the Three Gorges of China's Yangzi River valley. Rowan K. Flad demonstrates that salt production emerged in the second millennium BCE and developed into a large-scale, intense activity. As the intensity of this activity increased during the early Bronze Age, production became more coordinated, perhaps by an emergent elite who appear to have supported their position of authority by means of divination and the control of ritual knowledge. This study explores evidence of these changes in ceramics, the layout of space at the site and animal remains. It synthesizes the data retrieved from years of excavation, showing not only the evolution of production methods, but also the emergence of social hierarchy in the Three Gorges region over two millennia.