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Painted pottery of Honduras : object lives and itineraries / by Rosemary A. Joyce.

Author:
Joyce, Rosemary A., 1956- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
xii, 353 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm.
Series:
  • Early Americas ; v. 6. [More in this series]
  • The early Americas: history and culture, 1875-3264 ; volume 6
Summary note:
In 'Painted Pottery of Honduras,' Rosemary Joyce describes the development of the Ulua Polychrome tradition in Honduras from the fifth to sixteenth centuries AD and critically examines archaeological research on these objects that began in the nineteenth century. Previously treated as a marginal product of Classic Maya society, this study shows that Ulua Polychromes are products of the ritual and social life of indigenous societies composed of wealthy farmers engaged in long-distance relationships extending from Costa Rica to Mexico. Drawing on concepts of agency, practice, and intention, Rosemary Joyce takes a potter's perspective and develops a generational workshop model for innovation by communities of practice who made and used painted pottery in serving meals and locally meaningful ritual practices.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-343) and index.
Contents:
Part I. Using pots -- Forming intentions -- Feasting families -- Telling stories -- Honoring ancestors -- Burying pots -- Part II. Understanding fragments -- Collecting pots -- Making time -- Finding places -- Tracing boundaries -- Picturing meaning -- Epilogue.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789004341494 ((hardback))
  • 9004341498
  • 9789004341500 ((e-book))
  • 9004341501 ((e-book))
LCCN:
2017032433
OCLC:
982652350
RCP:
C - S