Wyckoff, Lydia L.
Third Mesa Hopi ceramics: a study of the ceramic domain
Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms, 1986 [1988 copy]. 4, 14, 414
leaves, plates: ill., maps
Lydia Lloyd Wyckoff
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
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Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Ceramic technology (323);
Decorative art (531);
Wyckoff characterizes her work as an attempt to
increase knowledge of the relationship between material culture and the culture
which produces it. To that end, she analyzes the production of ceramic wares
(including brick, tile, vessels, shoe effigies, and miniatures) produced on the
Third Mesa on the Hopi Reservation. The source begins with a brief description
of the Hopi physical environment, subsistence, economy, social organization and
religion. This is followed by a brief sketch of Hopi history. The various
ceramic products and the two major styles of decoration on them are described in
much greater detail. The author finds that all the women who produce pottery
consider themselves either a “progressive” or a
“traditional.” The “quantifiably” different styles of
decoration are, the author argues, a by-product of the progressive and
traditional world views. The author concludes her work by claiming that
stylistic differences can and do communicate cultural information.
Document ID: nt09-022
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Yale University,
Includes bibliographical references (p.
Generally speaking, information on the actual
manufacture of ceramic wares is indexed for Category 323. Descriptions of various
vessels are indexed for Category 415. And information on artistic styles and
decoration are indexed for Category 531.
Christopher Latham ; 1988
Reservation, Third Mesa, Arizona, United