This two-volume work presents the first comprehensive description and analysis of the archaeological ceramics recovered at a Maya site. The Uaxactun pottery was excavated by a Carnegie Institute of Washington expedition between 1926 and 1937.
Volume I contains chapters on the stratigraphic context of the excavated lots; the important diagnostics of the Mamom, Chicanel, Matzanel, Tzakol, and Tepeu phases; ceramic wares; decoration; types of design; mortuary, cahce, and specialized vessels; the dating of ceramics by stelae; and analyses of the pottery by phase. Volume II contains 86 full-page illustrations, mostly drawings of the ceramics.
2 volumes; 388 pages.