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Ancient Maya PotteryClassification, Analysis, and Interpretation$
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James John Aimers

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813042367

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813042367.001.0001

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Looking for Times

Looking for Times

How Type-Variety Analysis Helps Us “See” the Early Postclassic in Northwestern Honduras

Chapter:
(p.163) 10 Looking for Times
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Ancient Maya Pottery
Author(s):

Patricia A. Urban

Edward M. Schortman

Marne T. Ausec

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0010

Urban, Schortman, and Ausec examine their use of type-variety classification to identify the Early Postclassic in three areas of Honduras. These authors stress the flexibility of type: variety-mode, which they continue to modify as new types of data are recognized and new questions are asked. While recognizing some shortcomings (particularly that type-variety alone tells us little about vessel function), they argue that type: variety-mode has been useful for the identification of spatial and temporal variation and has allowed them to deal efficiently with sherd samples that sometimes number in the millions (a prospect that makes me shudder) in a relatively small area with striking pottery diversity.

Keywords:   spatial variation, temporal variation, type: variety-mode, shortcomings, questions, flexibility, Early Postclassic, vessel, function, identification

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