Learning to make pottery in the prehispanic American Southwest

Authors
Citation
Pl. Crown, Learning to make pottery in the prehispanic American Southwest, J ANTHR RES, 57(4), 2001, pp. 451-469
Citations number
58
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0091-7710 → ACNP
Volume
57
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
451 - 469
Database
ISI
SICI code
0091-7710(200124)57:4<451:LTMPIT>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Recent studies of apprenticeship and learning provide a framework for under standing how the social contexts of learning affect the material outcome of the learning process among potters. Using methods derived from educational psychology to examine prehispanic pottery made and painted by unskilled po tters from the American Southwest, it is possible to evaluate cognitive mat urity and motor skills. Comparisons of two culture areas indicate differenc es among Southwestern populations in teaching frameworks and how children w ere incorporated into craft production.