Ceramics and Community Organization among the Hohokam by David R. Abbott

By David R. Abbott

Among barren region farmers of the prehistoric Southwest, irrigation performed an important position within the improvement of social complexity. This leading edge learn examines the altering courting among irrigation and neighborhood association one of the Hohokam and indicates via ceramic info how that dynamic dating encouraged sociopolitical development.


David Abbott contends that reconstructions of Hohokam social styles dependent exclusively on payment trend information supply constrained perception into prehistoric social relationships. through reading ceramic alternate styles, he offers complementary details that demanding situations current versions of sociopolitical association one of the Hohokam of crucial Arizona.

Through ceramic analyses from vintage interval websites corresponding to Pueblo Grande, Abbott exhibits that ceramic creation assets and alternate networks may be decided from the composition, floor therapy attributes, and dimension and form of clay bins. The distribution networks published by way of those analyses supply facts for group barriers and the internet of social ties inside of them.

Abbott's meticulous study records previously unrecognized horizontal cohesiveness in Hohokam organizational constitution and indicates how irrigation was once woven into the material in their social evolution. by way of demonstrating the contribution that ceramic study could make towards resolving concerns approximately neighborhood association, this paintings expands the breadth and intensity of pottery reviews within the American Southwest.

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