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Long before the age of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, household ceramics have been enlisted to carry messages of religious inspiration, political engagement, historical commemoration, social mores, and personal sentiments. With the advent of mass production, these messages could quickly appear on tea tables, in dinning rooms, and tavern barrooms throughout the Anglo-American world. This beautifully illustrated will review some of the most significant ceramic campaigns in America's historic...
Ashes in Western US Rockshelters (2018)
Following the analysis of Newt Kash Kentucky shelter and other ash and sandal shrines in the eastern US as menstrual retreats, the author examines a number of caves and shelters around the Great Basin paying particular attention to their ash and sandal content. Both items may constitute fertility petitions left at retreat and medicine shelters such as Cowboy Cave, Hogup Cave, and High Rolls. The ash may represent the burning of fertility offerings, including menstrual pads and diapers.
Bee Connection: the Symbolism of a Cyclical Order in an East African Age System (1985)
Boundedness in Art and Society. In: Symbolic and Structural Archaeology (1982)
Cemetery Symbolism of Prairie Pioneers: Gravestone Art and Social Change in Story City, Iowa (1984)
Context, Structure, and Efficacy in Paleolithic Art and Design. In: Symbol As Senses (1980)
Cosmology in the New World
This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.
Dating Tom Ketchum: the Role of Chronometric Determinations in Rock Art Analysis (1992)
Decoration As Ritual Symbol: a Theoretical Proposal and an Ethnographic Study in Southern Sudan. In: Symbolic and Sructural Archaeology (1982)
Die Himmelssymbolik im mitteleren Donaugebiet vor 5 Jahrtausenden (2000)
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Dressing the Casas Grandes Person: Medio Period Clothing and Ritual (2016)
Casas Grandes Medio period (A.D. 1200-1450) human effigies are unique in the North American Southwest in that they depict primary and secondary sexual traits, making determination of sex possible. We consider the importance of depicted clothing (e.g., belts and sashes), personal adornments (e.g., necklaces and bracelets), facial decorations, and other aspects of dress. We find that Medio period symbolism for males and females was based on gender complementarity that combined the productive,...
Ethnography and archaeometry of red ochre use by the Maasai and Samburu in Kenya (2016)
Red ochre occurs in African archaeological sites spanning more than 250,000 years. It is usually considered to be evidence of the evolving capacity for symbolic behavior. If geological outcrops have distinctive geochemical fingerprints then it may be possible to determine the sources of pigments in archaeological sites and rock art, and reconstruct source preferences, transport distances and perhaps exchange network patterns. Although ochre is almost universally used in Africa, ethnographic...
The evolution of a distinctive human niche: assessing and describing the development of wisdom in the Pleistocene the archeological record (2015)
How can anthropologists assess the pattern of complex decision-making that early humans undertook when navigating social networks and what role does this ability, which we might call wisdom, play in the origin & development of the cultural human experience? While it is clear that there are behaviors unique to humans such as the creation of complex lithic artifacts, unaddressed for the most part has been how behaviors such as collaboration, land use patterns/long-distance raw material transport,...
Ghost Dance Symbolism In Wyoming Rock Art (1981)
History and Symbolism of the Muskhogans. In: Etowah Papers (1932)
Hunter-Gatherer Settlement Subsistence and Symbolism at White Tanks, Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona -- Volume I Technicial Report (1993)
HUnter-Gatherer Settlement, Subsistence, and Symbolism at White Tanks Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona -- Volume II Confidential Data Compendium (1993)
Ideology and the Practice of Plains Archaeology (1993)
Images of death in Offering 141 of Tenochtitlan’s Great Temple: Human sacrifice and the symbolism of effigy skulls (2015)
Offering 141 is one of the numerous deposits found at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan that contain the remains of decapitated individuals associated with the Mexica practice of human sacrifice. After the immolation of men, women, and children, their heads underwent various cultural treatments in order to be utilized by the city’s priests in specific rituals. Although some of these severed heads were buried shortly after death to consecrate the building, others were transformed into effigies of...
James Mooney Collection of Cheyenne Tipi Models At Field Museum of Natural History (1988)
Mica Symbolism from a Late Irene Mortuary Site (2017)
Recent excavations at the Fallen Tree Mortuary Complex (9Li8) on St. Catherines Island, GA have recovered over 20 shaped mica artifacts and dozens of fragments associated within three Late Mississippian adult male burials. This non-local material was purposely shaped and interred with the individuals. In this poster, I will discuss what the symbolism of the mica and examine the location and orientation of the mica discs on the individuals. In addition, I will compare the mica to several other...
Middle Paleolithic Symbolism: a Review of Current Evidence and Interpretations (1987)
Mound-Building As Material Symbolism in the Western Ozark Highland (1985)
Neandertal artists? Exploring misconceptions about Neandertal symbolic capacities through rock art studies. (2017)
The question of whether Neandertals created art is one that is currently under debate within the field of prehistoric art studies. Originally thought to be brutish and unintelligent, Neandertals have recently come to be acknowledged as complex humans with symbolic capacities, through discoveries of Neandertal-associated modern behaviours including burials, pigment use, and ornament creation. One of the last hold outs separating the symbolic and artistic abilities of Neandertals from those of...
Notes On Symbolism (1991)