Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts: Proceedings of a Symposium organized by the UCLA Institute of Archaeology and the Getty Conservation Institute Los Angeles, California March 23-27, 1992

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Author: Scott, David A and Pieter Meyers (editors)

Year: 1994

Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute

Place: Los Angeles


x+421 pages with diagrams, photographs, charts, tables, graphs, figures, illustrations and maps. Quarto (11 3/4" x 8 1/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Foreword by Miguel Angel Corzo. First edition.

Contents: "The Materials Science of Material Culture: Examples from the Andean Past" by Heather Lechtman; "Pre-Columbian Pottery: Research in the Maya Region" by Ronald Bishop; "Kiln Firing at Batan Grande: Today and in Formative Times" by Ursel Wagner, Rubert Gebhard, Enver Murad, Josef Riederer, Izumi Shimada and Fritz Wagner; "Ceramics Among the Hohokam: Modeling Social Organization and Exchange" by David R Abbot and David M Schaller; "New World Obsidian: Recent Investigations" by Michael D Glascock; "Obsidian Artifacts from Oaxaca, Mexico: Source Identification and Hydration Dating" by J Michael Elam, Michael Glascock and Hector Neff; "Obsidian from Pueblo Grande, Arizona: Modeling Social and Economic Patterns in Lithic Procurement" by Jane Peterson, Douglas Mitchell and M Steven Shackley; "Beads from Sipan: A Functional Analysis" by Leonard Gorelick and John Gwinnett; "Silver and Lead in the Late Preshitory of the Mantario Valley, Peru" by Ellen G Howe and Ulrich Petersen; "Pre-Hispanic Copper Alloy Production at Batan Grande, Peru: Interpretation of the Analytical Data for Ore Samples" by J F Merkel, I Shimada, C P Swann and R Doonan; "Native Copper Technology and Society in Eastern North America" by S Terry Childs; "Chemical Seriation of Northeastern North America Archaeological Sites Using Copper Artifacts" by R G G Hancock, L A Palvish, R M Farquhar, P J Julig and W A Fox; "Pre-Columbian Gold Processing at Putushio, South Ecuador: The Archaeometallurgical Evidence" by Thilo Rehern and Mathilde Temme; "Pre-Hispanic Platinum Alloys: Their Composition and Use in Ecuador and Colombia" by David A Scott and Warwick Bray; "Pre-Hispanic Goldwork from the Museo de america, Matrid: A New Set of Analyses" by Salador Ravira; "A Methodology for the Study of Buried Archaeological Site" by Luis Barba; "Exceptional Molecular Preservation in the Fossil Record: the Archaeological, Conservation and Scientific Challenge" by Noreen Tuross and Marilyn Fogel; "Stratigraphic Dating and Cultural Sequences of Pre-Hispanic Northern South America" by Thomas van der Hammen; "Coloration in Etowah Textiles from Burial no 57" by Lucy Sibley and Katheryn Jakes; "Radiocarbon Dates of Teponaztlis from Mexico" by Reiner Protsch von Zieten and Rainer Berger.


Head corner bumped, wear along heal edge else a very good copy.

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