Craft Specialization (Other Keyword)

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Ancient Maya Craft Specialization in the Belize Valley (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelsey Sullivan. Jaime J. Awe.

Archaeological investigations during the last 20 years in Western Belize has recorded considerable evidence of craft specialization in this lowland Maya sub-region. Much of this information, however, has never been synthesized, thus providing us with a foggy lens through which to view the complexity of craft production, distribution and interaction at the intra- and inter-regional level. In an effort to address this situation, this paper examines different types of craft specialization in the...


Ancient Maya lithic craft specialization at Colha, Belize (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas Hester. Harry J. Shafer.

Beginning in the Middle Preclassic, the rise of small centers in the agricultural area of Northern Belize gave impetus to the intensive manufacture of stone tools at Colha. Craft specialization, mass production and export of stone tools and symbols were deeply entrenched by Late Preclassic times. Examples will be provided on the use of certain tool forms in agriculture and construction through out the region. Additionally, some artifacts were made mainly for caches, lithic symbols, and...


Archaeological Investigations at Seip Mound State Memorial 1971-1974 (1977)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Raymond S. Baby. Suzanne M. Langlois.

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Archaeological Investigations at Seip Mound State Memorial 1976 (1977)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Raymond S. Baby. Suzanne M. Langlois.

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Archaeological Investigations of the Killen Electric Generating Station Near Wrightsville, Adams County, Ohio, the Historic Component (1979)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Donna L. Benson. David S. Brose.

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Archeological Investigations at the George C. Davis Site, Cherokee County, Texas: Summers of 1979 and 1980 (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dee Ann Story.

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Complementary Economic Specialization in an Emerging Decentralized Exchange System: A Case from the Late Classic Naco Valley, Honduras (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Attarian.

This paper describes the reuse of a small structure at Late Classic (CE 600-900) Site 426 in the Naco Valley, northwest Honduras. The structure shows evidence of being converted from residential use to firing ceramic vessels. The current interpretation of the structure’s reuse is that it emerged as a center of ceramic manufacture as power waned at La Sierra, the valley’s previous political capital. In this context, Site 426’s residents, along with their immediate neighbors, sought some...


Cooking traces on Copper Age pottery from central Italy: An integrated approach comprising use wear analysis, spectroscopic analysis and experimental archaeology (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Vanessa Forte. L Medeghini.

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Craft Specialization in the Southern Tucson Basin: Archaeological Excavations at the Julian Wash Site, AZ BB:13:17 (ASM), Part 1: Introduction, Excavation Results, and Artifact Investigations (2011)
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Results of large-scale excavations conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., personnel in 2000, at the Julian Wash site, AZ BB:13:17 (ASM), are reported in two volumes. Data recovery focused on portions of the site that were to be directly impacted by construction of the new highway interchange, while portions of the site not impacted were set aside as preserves later incorporated into a regional park. Excavations focused on four areas with concentrations of prehistoric cultural features. The...


Craft Specialization in the Southern Tucson Basin: Archaeological Excavations at the Julian Wash Site, AZ BB:13:17 (ASM), Part 2: Synthetic Studies (2011)
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Results of large-scale excavations conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., personnel in 2000, at the Julian Wash site, AZ BB:13:17 (ASM), are reported in two volumes. Data recovery focused on portions of the site that were to be directly impacted by construction of the new highway interchange, while portions of the site not impacted were set aside as preserves later incorporated into a regional park. Excavations focused on four areas with concentrations of prehistoric cultural features. The...


Development of the Chacoan Interaction Sphere (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeffrey H. Altschul.

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Geometric Morphometric Approaches to Casas Grandes Ceramic Specialization (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Topi. Philip Leflar.

Previous studies of the Casas Grandes region have suggested that several craft items, including ceramics and ground stone, were produced by part or full-time specialists. In this study, we build upon previous approaches to ceramic specialization by conducting geometric morphometric analysis on an extensive collection of scaled digital photographs of Viejo and Medio period whole vessels. Geometric morphometrics allows for the statistical analysis of shape as indicated by the relationship...


In the Twilight of a Brave New World: From Multimedia Work Areas to Material Transformations in the Late Chalcolithic and Neolithic in Bulgaria and North Greece (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Petya Hristova.

Putting together gold and graphite to decorate a pot for example, has not become a widespread practice in the Balkan later prehistory but a mark of an intriguing entanglement of innovation and tradition, materials and images. This paper considers evidence of specialist production according to Costin's model as it can be surmised on the basis of data from Chalcolithic and Late Neolithic contexts in Bulgaria and north Greece. It reflects on how mixing materials and techniques in search for a...


Investigating the Social Dynamics of Iron Age Copper Production: Preliminary Results from New Excavations at Khirbat al-Jariya, Jordan (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Howland. Brady Liss. Craig Smitheram. Mohammad Najjar. Thomas E. Levy.

This paper presents preliminary results from the 2014 Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project (ELRAP) excavation at Khirbat al-Jariya (KAJ), an Iron Age copper production site in southern Jordan’s copper ore-rich Faynan region. To complement earlier work on copper production activities at KAJ, industrial and administrative areas were sampled. Stratigraphic excavations in both these areas applied a cutting-edge cyber-archaeology workflow in order to ensure the best-possible spatial...


Investigations at the Salmon Site: the Structure of Chacoan Society in the Northern Southwest (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cynthia Irwin-Williams. Phillip H. Shelley.

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The Kaminaljuyu chiefdom (1979)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph W. Michels.

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Obsidian craft production at Teotihuacan: A view from Tlajinga 17 (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kenneth Hirth. Mark Dennison. Sean Carr. Sarah Imfeld. Casana Popp.

In 1986 John Clark published a seminal article that questioned the scale of obsidian craft production at Teotihuacan as reconstructed by the Teotihuacan Mapping Project (TMP). Clark argued that many of the areas identified as obsidian workshops from surface materials were concentrations of production refuse deposited as fill and eroding out of residential and public architecture. Excavations by the Projecto Arqueologico Teotihuacan-Tlajinga (PATT) in 2013 explored the stratigraphic relationships...


Prehistoric Social Organization in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico: An Alternative Reconstruction (1973)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Grebinger.

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Skilled people or specialists? Knowledge and expertise in copper age vessels from central Italy (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Vanessa Forte.

Studying craft specialisation in archaeology involves investigating and reconstructing how production was organised. This article focuses on prehistoric communities and asks who performed specific tasks. Ceramic specialisation is traditionally approached through models of production organisation that are largely based on ethnoarchaeological case studies and are usually difficult to link with the archaeological evidence. Based on these models, the economic framework plays a key role in...


Social Change and the Evolution of Ceramic Production and Distribution in a Maya Community (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Dean E. Arnold.

How and why do ceramics and their production change through time? Social Change and the Evolution of Ceramic Production and Distribution in a Maya Community is a unique ethno-archaeological study that attempts to answer these questions by tracing social change among potters and changes in the production and distribution of their pottery in a single Mexican community between 1965 and 1997. Dean E. Arnold made ten visits to Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico, witnessing the changes in transportation...


Socio-Economic Order and Authority Structure in the Chacoan Community at Salmon Ruin (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cynthia Irwin-Williams.

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