Seventeenth Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier: Transformations of Technology, Value and Identity

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Title:
Seventeenth Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier: Transformations of Technology, Value and Identity
Author:
Thomas, Noah H
Issue Date:
2008
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:
This dissertation analyzes archaeological features and materials related to metal production excavated from the early colonial component (1598-1680 AD) of the Pueblo of Paa-ko (LA 162), Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The dissertation characterizes the metallurgical technology employed at Paa-ko through the integration of archaeological, technological and ethnohistorical data in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the technology in terms of its material and social aspects. By integrating many scales of analysis, from site specific behavioral observations, to regional and global economic networks, the project investigates how economic, technical and social knowledge is communicated, contested, and transformed across the social and cultural boundaries present in early colonial communities. The dissertation addresses how the situated agency of indigenous practitioners incorporated within colonial industries, shapes such industries. It also explores the effects of such agency in the resulting technology at LA 162, and early Spanish colonial constructions of 'value' (of both an economic and social nature), more broadly.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
metallurgy; mining; Spanish colonialism; Southwest U.S.; Pueblo; New Mexico
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Killick, David J.
Committee Chair:
Killick, David J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleSeventeenth Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier: Transformations of Technology, Value and Identityen_US
dc.creatorThomas, Noah Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Noah Hen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_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.abstractThis dissertation analyzes archaeological features and materials related to metal production excavated from the early colonial component (1598-1680 AD) of the Pueblo of Paa-ko (LA 162), Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The dissertation characterizes the metallurgical technology employed at Paa-ko through the integration of archaeological, technological and ethnohistorical data in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the technology in terms of its material and social aspects. By integrating many scales of analysis, from site specific behavioral observations, to regional and global economic networks, the project investigates how economic, technical and social knowledge is communicated, contested, and transformed across the social and cultural boundaries present in early colonial communities. The dissertation addresses how the situated agency of indigenous practitioners incorporated within colonial industries, shapes such industries. It also explores the effects of such agency in the resulting technology at LA 162, and early Spanish colonial constructions of 'value' (of both an economic and social nature), more broadly.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectmetallurgyen_US
dc.subjectminingen_US
dc.subjectSpanish colonialismen_US
dc.subjectSouthwest U.S.en_US
dc.subjectPuebloen_US
dc.subjectNew Mexicoen_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.advisorKillick, David J.en_US
dc.contributor.chairKillick, David J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMills, Barbara J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSheridan, Thomas E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLycett, Mark T.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest2904en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749553en_US
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