Power, Production and Practice: Technological Change in the Late Classic Ceramics of Piedras Negras, Guatemala

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Title:
Power, Production and Practice: Technological Change in the Late Classic Ceramics of Piedras Negras, Guatemala
Author:
Munoz, Arturo Rene
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Classic Maya site of Piedras Negras is a located at the western edge of El Peten, Guatemala. Beginning in about A.D. 650 the ceramics of Piedras began to undergo a period of rapid and profound changes that culminated in the development of a distinct regional polychrome style distinguished by the use of an elaborate resist and resist-reserve technique with few analogs elsewhere in the Maya Lowlands.At most Classic Maya sites, the development of a regional ceramic style involved the elaboration of known and widely practiced decorative techniques, such as positive painting. At Piedras Negras, Guatemala, however, this development was manifested by the creation of a distinct tradition emphasizing the use of an elaborate true resist technique. Because the development of this style was the result of new technological practices, rather than the elaboration of extant styles, we are allowed a unique perspective on material culture change. Rather than invoking rational, deterministic explanations to account for the transformations visible in the Piedras Negras ceramics, change is framed primarily as a social phenomena whose study requires a uniquely historical, social, and cultural point of view.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Guatemala; Ceramics; Technological Change; Maya; Archaeology; INAA
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Culbert, T. Patrick; Inomata, Takeshi

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titlePower, Production and Practice: Technological Change in the Late Classic Ceramics of Piedras Negras, Guatemalaen_US
dc.creatorMunoz, Arturo Reneen_US
dc.contributor.authorMunoz, Arturo Reneen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Classic Maya site of Piedras Negras is a located at the western edge of El Peten, Guatemala. Beginning in about A.D. 650 the ceramics of Piedras began to undergo a period of rapid and profound changes that culminated in the development of a distinct regional polychrome style distinguished by the use of an elaborate resist and resist-reserve technique with few analogs elsewhere in the Maya Lowlands.At most Classic Maya sites, the development of a regional ceramic style involved the elaboration of known and widely practiced decorative techniques, such as positive painting. At Piedras Negras, Guatemala, however, this development was manifested by the creation of a distinct tradition emphasizing the use of an elaborate true resist technique. Because the development of this style was the result of new technological practices, rather than the elaboration of extant styles, we are allowed a unique perspective on material culture change. Rather than invoking rational, deterministic explanations to account for the transformations visible in the Piedras Negras ceramics, change is framed primarily as a social phenomena whose study requires a uniquely historical, social, and cultural point of view.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectGuatemalaen_US
dc.subjectCeramicsen_US
dc.subjectTechnological Changeen_US
dc.subjectMayaen_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectINAAen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairCulbert, T. Patricken_US
dc.contributor.chairInomata, Takeshien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCulbert, T. Patricken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberInomata, Takeshien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMills, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOlsen, Johnen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1585en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137356004en_US
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