By Tatiana Proskouriakoff
With the mind's eye of an artist and the precision of a scientist, Tatiana Proskouriakoff has captured in photographs thirty-six restorations of tremendous Maya structures as their developers observed the scenes greater than 1000 years in the past. dealing with her portray of every constitution is a documented textual content of archaeological findings and a line drawing of the prevailing continues to be. First issued through the Carnegie establishment of Washington in 1946, this crucial quantity is lower back to print in a brand new structure through the collage of Oklahoma Press.
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D. 400) is characterized by monochrome, bichrome (in particular white-on-red), and polychrome designs, and to some degree by the use of incisions, especially zone-incised crosshatched designs, which seem to have been made during the leather-hard stage of prefired ceramics. The most diagnostic characteristic of this style is the designs in painted pottery, in particular white-on-red painting, which most frequently depicts curvilinear, naturalistic, and anthropomorphic designs. , Rodriguez I983; Rouse I952).
Rouse deals only with migration at the level of "cultures or peoples" (Rouse 1986; see also Siegel 1996), while smaller cultural or social units are not considered. In fact, using his own categories, for Rouse it is the series or subseries (two supracultural units) that migrate. Migration, Colonization, and Cultural Change / 29 3. In practice, Rouse's methodology defines the movement of material modes that are used to define cultures and does not consider the actual social groups that move and all the social processes and aspects related to them (see below).
Large groups), and not smaller cultural units such as households or communities; and (2) before concluding that a particular pattern of distribution of material culture was produced by migration, diffusion must be ruled out. Using this method, which he developed over the years, Rouse claims to have traced back migration routes and movements of cultural groups throughout the Caribbean region across time. In general, Rouse's approach appears to have been relatively successful in defining the spread of cultural practices (or modes) and cultures in the Caribbean.