Obsidian

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  • Author : M. Steven Shackley
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • ISBN : 9780816523962
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Download or Read online Obsidian full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by M. Steven Shackley and published by University of Arizona Press which was released on 01 September 2005 with total page 272 pages. We cannot guarantee that Obsidian book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. Obsidian was long valued by ancient peoples as a raw material for producing stone tools, and archaeologists have increasingly come to view obsidian studies as a crucial aid in understanding the past. Steven Shackley now shows how the geochemical and contextual analyses of archaeological obsidian can be applied to the interpretation of social and economic organization in the ancient Southwest. This book, the capstone of decades of investigation, integrates a wealth of obsidian research in one volume. It covers advances in analytical chemistry and field petrology that have enhanced our understanding of obsidian source heterogeneity, presents the most recent data on and interpretations of archaeological obsidian sources in the Southwest, and explores the ethnohistorical and contemporary background for obsidian use in indigenous societies. Shackley provides a thorough examination of the geological origin of obsidian in the region and the methods used to collect raw material and determine its chemical composition, and descriptions of obsidian sources throughout the Southwest. He then describes the occurrence of obsidian artifacts and shows how their geochemical fingerprints allow archaeologists to make conclusions regarding the procurement of obsidian. The book presents three groundbreaking applications of obsidian source studies. It first discusses an application to early Preceramic groups, showing how obsidian sources can reflect the range they inhabited over time as well as their social relationships during the Archaic period. It then offers an examination of the Late Classic Salado in Arizona's Tonto Basin, where obsidian data, along with ceramic and architectural evidence, suggest that Mogollon migrants lived in economic and social harmony with the Hohokam, all the while maintaining relationships with their homeland. Finally, it provides an intensive look at social identity and gender differences in the Preclassic Hohokam of central Arizona, where obsidian source provenance and projectile point styles suggest that male Hohokam sought to create a stylistically defined identity in at least three areas of the Hohokam core area. These male "sodalities" were organized quite differently from female ceramic production groups. Today, obsidian research in the American Southwest enjoys an equal standing with ceramic, faunal, and floral studies as a method of revealing social process and change in prehistory. Shackley's book discusses the ways in which archaeologists should approach obsidian research, no matter what the region, offering a thorough survey of archaeological obsidian studies that will have methodological and theoretical applications worldwide. The volume includes an extensive glossary created specifically for archaeologists.

Obsidian

Obsidian
  • Author : M. Steven Shackley
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 01 September 2005
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Obsidian was long valued by ancient peoples as a raw material for producing stone tools, and archaeologists have increasingly come to view obsidian studies as a crucial aid in understanding the past. Steven Shackley now shows how the geochemical and contextual analyses of archaeological obsidian can be applied to the interpretation of social and economic organization in the ancient Southwest. This book, the capstone of decades of investigation, integrates a wealth of obsidian research in one volume. It covers advances

Obsidian Reflections

Obsidian Reflections
  • Author : David M. Carballo,Marc Levine
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 15 September 2014
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Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions—particularly in regard to Mesoamerican world view, religion, and belief systems. Exploring the materiality of this volcanic glass rather than only its functionality, this book considers the interplay among people, obsidian, and meaning and how these relationships shaped patterns of procurement, exchange, and use. An international group of scholars hailing from Belize, France, Japan,

Archaeological Obsidian Studies

Archaeological Obsidian Studies
  • Author : M. Steven Shackley
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 April 1998
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This volume is the third in the Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science series sponsored by the Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS). The purpose of this series is to provide summaries of advances in various topics in ar chaeometry, archaeological science, environmental archaeology, preservation technology, and museum conservation. The SAS exists to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists and colleagues in the natural and physical sciences. SAS mem bers are drawn from many disciplinary fields. However, they all share a common

The Obsidian Quest

The Obsidian Quest
  • Author : Laraine Anne Barker
  • Publisher : Hard Shell Word Factory
  • Release : 01 January 2003
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When Peter comes to stay with his dead mother's twin sister and her husband while his stepfather is away on business, he is immediately plunged into a chain of frightening and bizarre events that can't possibly have anything to do with him-an ordinary, somewhat solitary boy. But then, is he really so ordinary? Is his uncle-a complete stranger-as ordinary as he at first appears? As for the retired scientist, what ordinary man has the type of power he seems to

Master Obsidian Quickly Boost Your Learning Productivity with a Free Modern Powerful Knowledge Toolkit

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  • Author : Jeremy P. Jones
  • Publisher : Jeremy P. Jones
  • Release : 21 February 2021
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Obsidian Dates

Obsidian Dates
  • Author : Clement Woodward Meighan,Janet L. Scalise
  • Publisher : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
  • Release : 25 September 1974
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Fourth compendium of readings, twenty-three discussion papers, and three reference bibliographies on obsidian hydration, sourcing, and exchange from UCLA Obsidian Hydration Laboratory.

Prehistoric Obsidian Quarry Use and Technological Change in the Western Great Basin

Prehistoric Obsidian Quarry Use and Technological Change in the Western Great Basin
  • Author : Brian Anthony Ramos
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 25 September 2022
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Prehistoric obsidian quarries in the western Great Basin show peak levels of use ca. 3150-1350 B.P. immediately followed by sharp declines in overall volume and a shift away from biface production. The models developed to explain this pattern either view quarry use as part of a trans-Sierra Nevada luxury exchange network with central and southern California populations as primary consumers, or as utilitarian toolstone procurement responding to western Great Basin settlement patterns and mobility. Obsidian hydration dates obtained on

Exploring Diachronic Variability in Obsidian Procurement Patterns in Northeast California and Southcentral Oregon Geochemical Characterization of Obsidian Sources and Projectile Points by Energy Dispersive X ray Fluorescence

Exploring Diachronic Variability in Obsidian Procurement Patterns in Northeast California and Southcentral Oregon  Geochemical Characterization of Obsidian Sources and Projectile Points by Energy Dispersive X ray Fluorescence
  • Author : Richard Edward Hughes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 25 September 1983
GET THIS BOOK Exploring Diachronic Variability in Obsidian Procurement Patterns in Northeast California and Southcentral Oregon Geochemical Characterization of Obsidian Sources and Projectile Points by Energy Dispersive X ray Fluorescence