Ceramic Petrography and Hopewell Interaction by James B. Stoltman

By James B. Stoltman

Petrography is the microscopic exam of skinny sections of pottery to figure out their distinctive mineralogical composition. during this groundbreaking paintings, James B. Stoltman applies quantitative in addition to qualitative how you can the petrography of local American ceramics. As defined in Ceramic Petrography and Hopewell Interaction, by means of adapting refinements to the means of petrography, Stoltman bargains a robust new set of instruments that permits fact-based and rigorous identity of the composition and resources of pottery.
Stoltman’s topic is the cultural interplay one of the Hopewell interplay Sphere societies of the Ohio Valley zone and modern peoples of the Southeast. Inferring social and advertisement relationships among disparate groups through choosing even if items present in one payment originated there or somewhere else is a foundational means of archaeology. The process, in spite of the fact that, rests at the educated yet unavoidably imperfect visible inspection of items by means of archaeologists. Petrography vastly amplifies archaeologists’ skill to figure out gadgets’ provenance with higher precision and not more guesswork.
utilizing petrography to review an enormous volume of pottery samples sourced from Hopewell groups, Stoltman is ready for the 1st time to set up which goods are neighborhood, that are neighborhood yet abnormal, and which originated in different places. one other fascinating threat with petrography is to extra make sure the house resource of items that got here from afar. therefore, combining conventional qualitative strategies with a wealth of recent quantitative info, Ceramic Petrography and Hopewell Interaction bargains a map of social and alternate relationships between groups inside and past the Hopewell interplay Sphere with a lot better precision and self assurance than within the past.
Ceramic Petrography and Hopewell Interaction presents a transparent and concise rationalization of petrographic equipment, Stoltman’s findings approximately Hopewell and southeastern ceramics in a variety of websites, and the attention-grabbing discovery that visits to Hopewell facilities by way of southeastern local americans weren't just for exchange reasons yet extra for such reasons as pilgrimages, imaginative and prescient- and power-questing, therapeutic, and the purchase of knowledge.

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Selected South­east­ern-­series sherds from Seip. All were thin sectioned, with appropriate thin section numbers next to each sherd. Of local origin are the two check-­stamped vessels (nos.  33-­182 and 183). Apparent South­east imports are vessels 33-­186 and 188 (from Garden Creek), 33-­184 (from Icehouse Bottom), and 33-­187 (from an unidentified source). , South­east­ern)—along with several vessels of possibly nonlocal derivation whose local status will be evaluated later in Chapter 11. 1, a few departures from the standard typology of Ohio pottery were adopted that should be made explicit.

001 (both with 101 degrees of free­dom). That is to say, the differences between the mean body values for these two series are highly significant at a probability level that approaches infinity. 13. Mean Body Values ± One Standard Deviation for Grit-Tempered Hopewell, Scioto, and Turner (Southeastern) Series Vessels for Each of the Five Sites in the Chillicothe Region Plus for All Vessels of the Same Series for All Five Sites Combined Cells showing temper percentages and sizes for the Hopewellian vs.

9. Body and Paste Values by Vessel for the Hopewellian Series at Seip Values in bold fall outside the ± two standard deviations/95% confidence limits shown in the shaded cells. 6 7 Two-Sigma Ranges McGraw Plain McGraw Plain McGraw Plain McGraw Plain McGraw Plain McGraw Plain McGraw Plain McGraw Plain McGraw Cordmarked McGraw Cordmarked McGraw Cordmarked McGraw Cordmarked McGraw Cordmarked McGraw Cordmarked McGraw Cordmarked Plain Tetrapod % Sand 5 1 0 0 2 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 33-116 33-117 33-118 33-119 33-120 33-121 33-122 33-201 33-203 33-204 33-205 33-206 33-207 33-208 33-209 33-197 Type % Matrix 72 68 70 73 84 83 74 75 84 80 72 80 82 71 78 72 Thin Section No.

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