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Joyce, Rosemary A. 1956-

Works: 68 works in 237 publications in 2 languages and 6,777 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer, Thesis advisor
Classifications: F1435, 972.81016
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Most widely held works by Rosemary A Joyce
Maya history by Tatiana Proskouriakoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ruins of Maya city-states occur throughout the Yucatan peninsula, Guatemala, Belize, and in parts of Honduras and El Salvador. But the people who built these sites remain imperfectly known. Though they covered standing monuments (stelae) and public buildings with hieroglyphic records of their deeds, no Rosetta Stone has yet turned up in Central America to help experts determine the exact meaning of these glyphs. Tatiana Proskouriakoff, a preeminent student of the Maya, made many breakthroughs in deciphering Maya writing, particularly in demonstrating that the glyphs record the deeds of actual human beings. This discovery opened the way for a history of the Maya, a monumental task that Proskouriakoff was engaged in before her death in 1985. Her work, Maya History, has been made ready for press by the able editorship of Rosemary Joyce. Maya History reconstructs the Classic Maya period (roughly A.D. 250-900) from the glyphic record on stelae at numerous sites, including Altar de Sacrificios, Copan, Dos Pilas, Naranjo, Piedras Negras, Quirigua, Tikal, and Yaxchilan. Proskouriakoff traces the spread of governmental institutions from the central Peten, especially from Tikal, to other city-states by conquest and intermarriage. And she also shows how the gradual introduction of foreign elements into Maya art mirrors the entry of outsiders who helped provoke the eventual collapse of the Classic Maya. Fourteen line drawings of monuments and over three hundred original drawings of glyphs amplify the text. Maya History has been long awaited by scholars in the field. It is sure to provoke lively debate and greater understanding of this important area in Mesoamerican studies
The Oxford handbook of archaeology( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology--the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins to the present day--is a vast subject as well as one of great popular interest. As an academic discipline, it has its own history of development, and has a distinct ethical code. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together over forty expert authors to explain what archaeology is really about. This comprehensive volume will give the reader a sense of the history of archaeology and its main theoretical debates. It also explains the means by which archaeologists find, excavate, and date archaeological material, the use of new computer-based technologies for mapping and analyzing find, and the techniques used to make sense of these artefacts. Further chapters explore specific periods and places, and in conclusion there is a discussion of some broader ethical and political issues. The Handbook is designed to open up the world of archaeology to non-specialists and to provide an essential starting point for those who want to pursue particular topics in more depth. Above all, it will convey a sense of the excitement generated by archaeological work, stemming from the fact that in order to live a full life in the present it is necessary to have a rich and full understanding of the past
Gender and power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gender was a fluid potential, not a fixed category, before the Spaniards came to Mesoamerica. Childhood training and ritual shaped, but did not set, adult gender, which could encompass third genders and alternative sexualities as well as "male" and "female." At the height of the Classic period, Maya rulers presented themselves as embodying the entire range of gender possibilities, from male through female, by wearing blended costumes and playing male and female roles in state ceremonies. This landmark book offers the first comprehensive description and analysis of gender and power relations in prehispanic Mesoamerica from the Formative Period Olmec world (ca. 1500-500 BC) through the Postclassic Maya and Aztec societies of the sixteenth century AD. Using approaches from contemporary gender theory, Rosemary Joyce explores how Mesoamericans created human images to represent idealized notions of what it meant to be male and female and to depict proper gender roles. She then juxtaposes these images with archaeological evidence from burials, house sites, and body ornaments, which reveals that real gender roles were more fluid and variable than the stereotyped images suggest."--Back cover
Mesoamerican archaeology : theory and practice( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised of 12 chapters by leading archaeologists, Mesoamerican Archaeology engages the chronological benchmarks of precolumbian social development in the region
Beyond kinship : social and material reproduction in house societies( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Skillfully edited by Joyce and Gillespie, the volume Beyond Kinship illustrates the breadth of investigations into history, people, and place that Lévi Strauss's formulation makes possible.""--Current Anthropology
Cerro Palenque : power and identity on the Maya periphery by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The languages of archaeology : dialogue, narrative, and writing by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the relationship between archaeology and language, analyzing the rhetorical practices through which archaeologists create representations of the past
Encounters with the Americas by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richly illustrated catalog accompanied the renovated exhibition at Harvard's Peabody Museum. Like the exhibition, the catalog is divided into three parts: the age of encounter between indigenous and Spanish peoples; the classic Maya; and cultural survival in the contemporary world among the highland Maya of Guatemala, the Kuna people of Panama, and Amazonian societies. The authors present their own synthetic treatments of these subjects, supported by well-selected testimony from the actors themselves, such as Hernando Cortés, Sahagún's informants as presented by The Broken Spears, and recorded testimony from contemporary indigenous peoples"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Disturbing bodies : perspectives on forensic anthropology( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As bodies are revealed, so are hidden and often incommensurate understandings of the body after death. The theme of “disturbing bodies” has a double valence, evoking both the work that anthropologists do and also the ways in which the dead can, in turn, disturb the living through their material qualities, through dreams and other forms of presence, and through the political claims often articulated around them. These may include national or ethnic narratives that lay claims to bodies, personal memories and histories maintained by relatives, or the constitution of the corpse through performative acts of exhumation, display, and analysis. At the center of this work are forensic anthropologists. Although often considered narrowly in terms of its technical and methodological aspects, forensic practice draws upon multiple dimensions of anthropology, and this volume offers a range of anthropological perspectives on the work of exhumation and the attendant issues."--Page 4 de la couverture
Things in motion : object itineraries in anthropological practice( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributors to Things in Motion, collectively, demonstrate the dynamic capacity of things in motion, from the point where things emerge from source material, to their circulation in the contemporary world, including their extended circulation through reproduction in other media. The various chapters show that examining the itineraries of things multiplies the assemblages things form and multiplies the sites at which we can recognize things in motion. None of the things discussed seem to ever have died. Their itineraries are continued by their movement in and out of museums and curation facilities, where many of them have come to rest temporarily, the circulation of their images, and their adaptation in sometimes unexpected contemporary material culture. Their itineraries also include the scholarship about them, to which this volume contributes, making it another site assembled by these active things"--Provided by publisher
Anything to win! by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school romance
Tarnished victory by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted pottery of Honduras : object lives and itineraries by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Painted Pottery of Honduras, ' Rosemary Joyce describes the development of the Ulua Polychrome tradition in Honduras from the fifth to sixteenth centuries AD and critically examines archaeological research on these objects that began in the nineteenth century. Previously treated as a marginal product of Classic Maya society, this study shows that Ulua Polychromes are products of the ritual and social life of indigenous societies composed of wealthy farmers engaged in long-distance relationships extending from Costa Rica to Mexico. Drawing on concepts of agency, practice, and intention, Rosemary Joyce takes a potter's perspective and develops a generational workshop model for innovation by communities of practice who made and used painted pottery in serving meals and locally meaningful ritual practices
Localidad y globalidad en el mundo maya prehispánico e indígena contemporáneo : estudios de espacio y género by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve essays on social identity, gender and space in various historic and geographic contexts, ranging from pre-Colombian age to modern-day Mayan communities. First half deals with space, location and identity (social identity and daily life in late Classical period in Honduras; social identity in urban mosaic of Chunchucmil, Yucatan; social identity in contemporary archaeology; and others). Second contains papers on gender in domestic and ritual life (ethno-archaeological studies of domestic activities and spaces in Northern Yucatan, masculine and regional identity in phallic sculptures of northern lowlands, etc.)
Up to no good by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Joyce, Rosemary 1956-

Joyce, Rosemary A.

Rosemary Joyce American anthropologist and social archaeologist

Rosemary Joyce Amerikaans wetenschapster

English (111)

Spanish (5)

The Oxford handbook of archaeologyGender and power in Prehispanic MesoamericaMesoamerican archaeology : theory and practiceBeyond kinship : social and material reproduction in house societiesThe languages of archaeology : dialogue, narrative, and writingEncounters with the Americas