Wyckoff, Lydia L.. Third Mesa Hopi ceramics: a study of the ceramic domain

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1. The Hopi And Their Setting

Physical Environment

Climate And Rainfall




Cultivated Plants

Collected Plants

The Economy




Wage Labor

Social Organization



Religion, Myth And Ritual


Religion And Myth



Chapter 2 Hopi History And Third Mesa Villages

Spanish And Mexican Period: 1540–1848

The American Period

Traders, Agents, And Missionaries: 1848–1906

Third Mesa - Agents And Reformers: 1906–1934

Intensification Of Tribal Factionalism: 1934–1949.

Traditionalists Vs. Progressives: 1949–1981

3. Elements Of Style


Stylistic Variation

Style As Information

Ceramic Attributes And Culture

Categories Of Third Mesa Ceramics

Quantified Folk Classification

Trade Wares

The Sample

Folk Classification Of Vessel Parts

Folk Taxonomy And Archaeological Types

Methods Of Manufacture

Clay Collection And Processing

Forming And Polishing The Vessel



Smudging And Sealing

5. Design Analysis

Design Types

Motifs, Elements, Design Units, And Sikaytki Revival Designs Motifs And Elements

Design Units And Sikyatki Revival Designs

Design Type, And Compositional Symmetry In Relation To Vessel Class


Framed Band Symmetry.


Individual Variation In Design

Third Mesa Ceramic Styles

6. The Potters Of Third Mesa

Kinship And Learning


Progressive Potters And First Mesa

Traditionalist Potters

Concepts Of Beauty

Historical Development Of Styles A And B

Concepts Of Space

Ceramics And Hopi Furniture Placement

Ceramics And Hopi Concepts Of Natural And Social Order

7. Toward Cognitive Archaeology

Passive Internalization

Summary And Conclusion

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Third Mesa Hopi ceramics: a study of the ceramic domain

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms. 1986 [1988 copy]. 4, 14, 414 leaves, plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Lydia Lloyd Wyckoff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Hopi (NT09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Ceramic technology (323); Utensils (415); Decorative art (531);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author of this source 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 Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 22

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nt09-022

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: UM 8601000 Thesis (Ph.D.)--Yale University, 1985 Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-405) Generally speaking, information on the actual manufacture of ceramic wares is indexed for Ceramic Technology (323). Descriptions of various vessels are indexed for Utensils (415). And information on artistic styles and decoration can be found in Decorative Art (531).

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979-1980

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Christopher Latham ; 1988

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1979-1980

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Hopi Reservation, Third Mesa, Arizona, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians


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