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The Conceptual Metaphor Expanded: A Visual Study of Whole Vessels in the Mesa Verde Region

Author(s): Samantha Linford

Year: 2016

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Previous research into the conceptual foundations of the Mesa Verde style has found that ceramic imagery is conceptualized as textile designs and is representative of a worldview grounded in container imagery (Ortman 2000). However, these conclusions derive from patterns observable on sherds. In this study I examine designs on whole vessels using the same framework to determine whether the same worldview of textiles and ceramic imagery is seen in a complete context. Examining design constraints on vessel forms is addressed in a more complete manner using whole vessels. This study serves to highlight the importance of further research building upon the inclusion of scientific research and conceptualization of human behavior in archaeology through material studies such as ceramics.


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The Conceptual Metaphor Expanded: A Visual Study of Whole Vessels in the Mesa Verde Region. Samantha Linford. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404716)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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