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Making a World of Their Own

Rosemary A. Joyce

in Mesoamerican Figurines

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033303
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039350 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0014
Making a World of Their Own

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The three questions raised by the previous chapters are the following: Is there a feasible project that can be referred to as Mesoamerican figurine studies?; What are the necessary elements, and how can these be supplied?; and Can this project cover the diversity in the various approaches and accommodate contradiction? In this sense, scholars have focused on this particular area have to consider carefully the subject of study and how different interpretations should be handled. This chapter presents an argument for contextual analyses attributed to the life histories of miniaturized representational objects that includes media, representational content, scale, and semiosis forms under the heading of “Mesoamerican figurines.” This final chapter attempts to define figural materialities, miniaturization, and other important aspects of Mesoamerican figurines.

Keywords: Mesoamerican figurine studies; contradiction; contextual analyses; life histories; miniaturization; figural materialities

Chapter.  7585 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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