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By David Scott, Pieter Meyers

ISBN-10: 0892362499

ISBN-13: 9780892362493

Archaeometry is the appliance of clinical equipment and analyses to the learn of tradition in its archaeological context. Garnered from a convention known as to check the fabric tradition from North and South the United States, the book's twenty essays on a vast variety of topics signify the entire scope of research during this box. They comprise papers by means of Ron L. Bishop at the compositional research of pre-Columbian pottery from the Maya quarter, Heather Lechtman at the fabrics technology of fabric tradition from the Andes, and J. Michael Elam and others on resource id and hydration courting of obsidian artifacts

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After being exposed to the potential of petrographic examination during the visit of geol­ ogist Arthur Cole Spenser to the Mimbres excavations, the program of chemical analysis was halted, and Shepard proceeded to embark on a professional career that P R E - C O L U M B I A N POTTERY would be noted for the use of petrographic analysis, diligent examinations, and a cautious approach to reporting analytical data (R. H. Thompson 1 9 9 1 ; Bishop 1 991). For Shepard, chemistry remained primarily as a means of determining the com­ position of glazes or paints (Shepard 1 968:145).

Nonprovenienced. 3 em; em. diameter 1 6. 2 Maya Ceramics Project Archive MS0158110656. Duke University Museum ofArt, accession 1976. 93. Scene depicts one of the paddler twins in a canoe conveying a soul to the underworld. teenth-century Maya book from the Guatemalan highlands, the Papal Vuh. While not discounting the possibility that some of the scenes might relate to historical events, similar to those demonstrated for carved Maya monuments (Proskouriakoff 1 960, 1 963, 1 964), Michael Coe ( 1 978) interpreted the vessels as instruments to pre­ pare the dead for their journey into a world metaphorically depicted as one of ritual and dread expectation.

The post-1982 sampling "Mexicanized" Maya groups (see Brainerd 1 958:276-77). Three of the group mem­ still results in a three-group parti­ bers had site proveniences in northern Yucatan, well removed from the Usumacinta tion, although two of the previous drainage, thus suggesting support for a hypothesis that proposes a more northern determined groups have been location of Fine Orange production (Ball 1 978). Four analyzed sherds of the Silho merged into one reference unit. ceramic group were not chemically allocated to any of the reference groups.

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