Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Domestic Ceramic Production and Spatial Organization

Domestic Ceramic Production and Spatial Organization
A Mexican Case Study in Ethnoarchaeology

$43.99 (C)

Part of New Studies in Archaeology

  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521545839

$ 43.99 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • This pioneering ethnoarchaeological study is of contemporary ceramic production and consumption in several villages in the Los Tuxtlas region of Mexico. While many archaeologists have identified ceramic production zones in the archaeological record, their identifying criteria have often been vague and impressionistic. The present book's contribution is to use ethnographic research to suggest how archaeologists might consistently recognise ceramic manufacturing. It also places ceramic production in larger cultural contexts and provides details of the ecology, production, distribution, use, discard, and site formation processes. Philip Arnold's critical observations on some of the serious weaknesses in archaeological interpretations of ceramic production will interest Mesoamericanists and all other archaeologists grappling with these, and related, issues.

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Philip Arnold clearly demonstrates how contemporary data can assist scholars in recognizing the archaeological evidence of ceramic manufacture. His work is worthy of emulation.' Man

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521545839
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 5 maps 39 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of tables
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Ceramic Production and Consumption in Los Tuxtlas:
    2. The ceramic production environment
    3. Ceramic production in Los Tuxtlas
    4. Ceramic consumption in Los Tuxtlas
    Part II. Ceramic Production and Spatial Organization:
    5. Archaeological approaches to ceramic production
    6. Spatial organization and ceramic production
    7. Disposal patterns within production houselots
    Part III. Application and Implication:
    8. Ceramic production organization in archaeological perspective
    9. Conclusions

  • Author

    Philip J. Arnold III, Skidmore College, New York

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.