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Maya Monument Production: Techne and the Birth of Meaning (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emmett Nahil. Mary Clarke.

Analyses of sculptural practices of the Ancient Maya have centered on the final stages of production, namely the identities of sculptors, the locations of production, and the techne of sculptural practice. While the contributions of these analyses cannot be contested, there remains a poorly resolved understanding of when in the process of sculpture limestone gains its cultural significance. This paper presents data from recent excavations at a quarry workshop at Xultun where a stela still...

Remembering a Painful Past: Fredericksburg's Slave Auction Block (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Laura Galke.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Monuments, Memory, and Commemoration" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The town council of Fredericksburg, Virginia opted to remove its in situ slave auction block from its main street by an overwhelming majority this past June. The imposing stone block represented one of the most tangible relics of the slave era, where documented sales of people occurred. Across town, a monument to a problematic account of...