Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America
312 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
183 figs., 37 tables
Release Date:15 Mar 2019
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Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America

Studies of Production and Exchange through Compositional Analysis

University of New Mexico Press

This cohesive edited volume showcases data collected from more than seven thousand ceramic artifacts including pottery, figurines, clay pipes, and other objects from sites across South America. Covering a time span from 900 BC to AD 1500, the essays by leading archaeologists working in South America illustrate the diversity of ceramic provenance investigations taking place in seven different countries. An introductory chapter provides a background for interpreting compositional data, and a final chapter offers a review of the individual projects. Students, scholars, and researchers in archaeological study on the interactions between the indigenous peoples of South America and studies of their ceramics will find this volume an invaluable reference.

This volume shows the importance of well-designed studies and the advantages of combining different analytical approaches to reach a higher understanding of not only the data but also the producers, the consumers, and the society they lived in.'--Isabelle Druc, Latin American Antiquity
Michael D. Glascock is a research professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia's MU-Research Reactor. He is the coeditor of Archaeological Chemistry: Analytical Techniques and Archaeological Interpretation. Hector Neff is a professor of anthropology at California State University, Long Beach. He is the coeditor of Laser Ablation ICP-MS in Archaeological Research (UNM Press). Kevin J. Vaughn is the dean of UCR Extension and is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of The Ancient Andean Village: Marcaya in Prehispanic Nasca.
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