Artisan Connect

Ceramic Production and Community Specialization: A Kalinga Ethnoarchaeological Study

Date : 2010-12-17 12:55:27

DescriptionThe importance of craft specialization in the development of social complexity has concerned archaeologists for nearly a half century (e.g. Childe 1946) and remains a vital component of research on state formation (e.g. Arnold 1987; Brumfiel 1981; Brumfiel and Earle 1987; Muller 1987; Sinopoli 1988; Tosi 1984). However, comparative ethnographic data suggest that craft specialization constitutes a common economic alternative to an exclusive reliance on farming strategies, particularly for households that are faced with inadequate access to agricultural resources (Netting 1990). Although household-based craft specialization may involve most households in a community (e.g. Hendry 1957; Papousek 1981; Shepard 1963; West 1973 for Mesoamerica), little is known about the conditions under which communitybased specialization develops.

http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/16996/1/AP-v30n2-193-216.pdf

Name of InstitutionCeramic Production and Community Specialization: A Kalinga Ethnoarchaeological Study

Author(s) NameKristen Patin

Added/Updated byKristen Patin



Leave a Reply

© 2009