In late prehistory, the ancestors of the present-day Hopi in Arizona created a unique and spectacular painted pottery tradition referred to as Hopi Yellow Ware. This ceramic tradition inspired Hopi potter Nampeyo's revival pottery at the turn of the twentieth century. Extending the Peabody's influential Awatovi project of the 1930s, Symbols in Clay calls into question deep-seated assumptions about pottery production and specialization in the precontact American Southwest.
Author: Steven A. LeBlanc
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Social Science
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