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Ceramic Production and Distribution in Classic Period Monte Albán, El Trapiche and Lambityeco

Author(s): Cira Martínez López ; Robert Markens ; Marcus Winter

Year: 2015

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This paper explores the organization of ceramic production and distribution in the Valley of Oaxaca during the Late Classic period (650-850 CE) by considering the evidence for pottery manufacture as well as the results of neutron activation analysis of pottery samples at three valley sites: Monte Albán in the central part of the valley, El Trapiche in the Etla arm and Lambityeco in the Tlacolula arm. More specifically, we examine evidence bearing on the intensity and scale of pottery production at each site and the results of neutron activation analyses that relate pottery samples to the clay sources in the valley from which they derive. This study helps decide between competing models that purport to explain the organization of the ceramic craft industry in the valley during the Late Classic period.


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Ceramic Production and Distribution in Classic Period Monte Albán, El Trapiche and Lambityeco. Robert Markens, Cira Martínez López, Marcus Winter. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396577)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America