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By Gilda Hernandez Sanchez

ISBN-10: 9004204407

ISBN-13: 9789004204409

The Spanish colonization dramatically interrupted the self reliant improvement of old Mesoamerican tradition. however, indigenous societies learnt to dwell with the conquest. It used to be not just a time of obstacle, but in addition an awfully artistic period of time during which fabric tradition mirrored indigenous peoples' assorted responses and variations to the altering conditions. This paintings provides insights into the method of cultural continuity and alter within the indigenous international by way of concentrating on pottery expertise within the Nahua (Aztec) sector of primary Mexico. The past due pre-colonial, early colonial and present-day features of this are explored on the way to come to a renewed knowing of its long term improvement. with a contribution via Iliana Yunuen Caloca Rhi

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Archaeology of colonialism 25 In a discussion of the archeology of colonial encounters in the Americas, Pedro Funari argues (2004:21) that the connection between material culture and ethnicity is based on a homogenous understanding of culture. Thus, direct association of certain artifacts with colonized and other artifacts with colonizers obscures the understanding of hybridization processes. It also restricts the possibility to visualize how different people reacted in a colonial society. Artifacts may be associated to a variety of people.

Also Rani Alexander (2005) has studied Postclassic and early colonial material evidences in south-western Campeche in order to analyze the Maya role during the Spanish colonization. All these studies show that indigenous agency in the colonial society was complex and varied. Also they evidence that the analysis of material culture can be an important contribution to a more balanced -and correct- representation of the colonial world. More research in the valley of Mexico and in different regions of Mesoamerica will permit to achieve a better understanding of how the changes in native material culture, from the pre-colonial to the colonial period, are related to the social dynamics and interaction of different ethnic and cultural elements in post-conquest society.

In my opinion, however, this does not mean that potters may use indistinctly several fabrication techniques. Rather, as his accounts suggest, potters know several manufacturing techniques as is the case of many potters in Mexico, but they maintain the same technique to produce the same kind of pots. Also Dick Papousek (1981, 1984) studied three pottery-making towns in the State of Mexico—San Juanico, Santa María Canchesdá and Santiago Coachochitlán—and found that from the 1950s till the 1980s important changes in pottery-making were occurring.

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