The Ceren Site: A Prehistoric Village Buried by Volcanic Ash

The Ceren Site: A Prehistoric Village Buried by Volcanic Ash

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ISBN-13: 9780030788567
Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/1976
Series: Case Studies in Archaeology
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii(4)
Preface xi
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
1(18)
The Natural Environment
2(7)
The Social Environment
9(2)
Site Discovery and History of Research
11(2)
Abandonment
13(1)
Preservation
14(1)
Conservation
14(2)
Ceren Households
16(1)
Summary
17(2)
Chapter 2 THE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: HOUSEHOLD ARCHAEOLOGY
19(7)
Household Archaeology
19(6)
Summary
25(1)
Chapter 3 MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: GEOPHYSICS, VOLCANOLOGY, AND BIOLOGY
26(13)
Geophysics
26(6)
Volcanology: Instant Burial, Freezing a Moment in Time
32(4)
Biology
36(2)
Summary
38(1)
Chapter 4 THE CEREN SITE: HOUSEHOLD 1
39(22)
The Domicile (Structure 1)
39(7)
The Storehouse or "Bodega" (Structure 6)
46(6)
The Kitchen (Structure 11)
52(4)
The Workshop (Structure 5)
56(1)
Activity Areas Between Structures
56(2)
The Garden
58(1)
The Milpa (Maizefield)
59(1)
Summary
59(2)
Chapter 5 HOUSEHOLD 2
61(17)
Introduction
61(1)
Structure 2, The Domicile
61(9)
Structure 7, The Bodega
70(6)
The Milpa (Maizefield)
76(1)
Summary
76(2)
Chapter 6 OTHER STRUCTURES AT CEREN
78(32)
Introduction
78(1)
Structure 4, The Bodega for Household 4
78(11)
Special Structures
89(1)
Structure 3
89(8)
Structure 9, The Sauna
97(5)
Structure 12, A Complex and Fragile Structure
102(6)
Summary
108(2)
Chapter 7 THE SITE IN PERSPECTIVE
110(17)
A Double Richness
112(3)
Household 1
115(1)
Artifacts and Households
116(2)
The Artifacts of Household 2
118(1)
The Artifacts of Domiciles
118(1)
The Artifacts of Bodegas
119(1)
Gardens
120(1)
Milpas
120(1)
Ethnicity
121(1)
The Ceren Site in Regional Perspective
122(1)
Summary
123(4)
Epilogue DOING RESEARCH: THE INSIDE VIEW
127(14)
Introduction
127(1)
Logistical Complexities in Conducting International Research
127(1)
Funding and Staffing the Research Project
128(1)
Traveling to El Salvador
129(1)
Difficulties within El Salvador
130(1)
Cooperation with the Host Country
131(1)
High-tech Applications: Fiber Optics
131(1)
The Site, the Media, and the Salvadoran Public
132(1)
Local Public Relations
133(2)
Trying to Help
135(1)
The Ceren Project and Other Research Projects
136(3)
Conclusions
139(2)
Endnotes 141(2)
References 143

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