Cross-Cultural Petrographic Studies of Ceramic Traditions
This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "Cross-Cultural Petrographic Studies of Ceramic Traditions," at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Over the past decade, ceramic petrography has seen a resurgence in the field of archaeology. It has clear value for documenting past technologies, identities, movement of people, political systems, economic factors, and cultural traditions. Results from such studies have illustrated that ceramics play a key role in many aspects of past societies. This session focuses on how ceramic petrography characterizes the production of pottery as a process embedded in specific cultural spheres. The papers in this session highlight cross-cultural factors of ceramic manufacture related to ecological issues, economic demands, and societal pressures. However, the unique characteristics of pottery production within each study area also emphasize those aspects of pottery production that are most amenable to cultural norms and expectations. Ceramic petrography provides important insight into the technological choices that are principally impacted by ceramic traditions and how those traditions change over time. Through the case studies presented, and the different perspectives and interpretations ceramic analysis can bring, it will be shown that a cross-regional perspective will serve to enrich our understanding of the socio-economic and socio-cultural factors involved in ceramic production.
Archaeometry & Materials Analysis: Ceramic Petrography • Craft Production • Other • Ceramic Technology • Ceramic Analysis • Communities of Practice • Material Culture and Technology • Mesoamerica • Exchange • Mortuary Ritual
Republic of Panama (Country) • Netherlands Antilles (Country) • Aruba (Country) • Republic of Colombia (Country) • Republic of Ecuador (Country) • North America (Continent) • South America (Continent) • United States of America (Country) • Republic of Peru (Country) • Republic of Chile (Country)
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Chaîne Opératoires and Technical Identity in Aguada Portezuelo Pottery: an Approach through Ceramic Petrography (Catamarca, Argentina) (2019)
From Technological Style to Communities of Practice: Defining Yavi-Chicha Sociotechnical Systems in the Río Grande de San Juan Basin (Border of Bolivia and Argentina) during the Period of Regional Developments (ca. AD 900-1450) (2019)
Provenance Analysis of Tempering Materials using Quantitative Petrography in the Formative Basin of Mexico (2019)
The Struggle within: Effects of Spanish Colonization on Pueblo Pottery Technology revealed through Petrographic Analysis (2019)