As this volume aptly demonstrates, ceramic materials, given their tendency to preserve, their wide range of morphological and aesthetic variation, and their sheer frequency throughout a large number of cultural contexts, especially in the Americas, offer a wide range of avenues to explore more nuanced narratives of the past. The editors have assembled a multidisciplinary group of serious scholars engaged in pre-Columbian ceramic research across the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and art history with the objective of fostering increased dialogue among these related but relatively independent lines of inquiry. In contrast to other multidisciplinary volumes on ceramic research, the editors provide excellent introductions to each of the book's sections, highlighting the articulations among the diverse approaches and successfully drawing out the sought-for dialogue. While the volume successfully achieves this objective, the chapters do gravitate more toward the implications of design and form...
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Book Review| November 01 2020
Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches
Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches. Edited by Huntington, Yumi Park, Arnold, Dean E., and Minich, Johanna.
University Press of Florida,
370pp. Cloth, $110.00.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2020) 100 (4): 698–699.
Travis Stanton; Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 November 2020; 100 (4): 698–699. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-8647010
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