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Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

James John Aimers


Pottery sherds are the most abundant artifacts recovered from ancient Maya sites. Analyzed correctly, they reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking traditions, and cultural exchange in Maya society. Today, nearly every Maya archaeologist uses the type-variety classificatory framework for studying sherd collections. Ancient Maya Pottery brings together many of the archaeologists signally involved in the analysis and interpretation of ancient Maya ceramics and offers new findings and state-of-the-art thinking. The result is a book that serves both as a v ... More

Keywords: Maya, archaeology, ancient Maya, culture, ceramics, pottery, classification, analysis, interpretation, type-variety

Bibliographic Information

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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James John Aimers, editor

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1 Introduction

James John Aimers

2 Type-Variety

Prudence M. Rice

4 Interpreting Form and Context

Arlen F. Chase, and Diane Z. Chase

6 Type-Variety on Trial

James John Aimers, and Elizabeth Graham

8 Technological Style and Terminal Preclassic Orange Ceramics in the Holmul Region, Guatemala

Michael G. Callaghan, Francisco Estrada-Belli, and Nina Neivens de Estrada

10 Looking for Times

Patricia A. Urban, Edward M. Schortman, and Marne T. Ausec

12 Mayapán’s Chen Mul Modeled Effigy Censers

Susan Milbrath, and Carlos Peraza Lope