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Faking Ancient Mesoamerica.

By: Kelker, Nancy L.
Contributor(s): Bruhns, Karen O.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Walnut Creek : Taylor and Francis, 2016Description: 1 online resource (214 p.).ISBN: 9781315428598.Subject(s): Forgery of antiquities - Central AmericaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Faking Ancient MesoamericaDDC classification: 972.01 LOC classification: F1219.3.A7K455 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Illustrations and Credits -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Secret Lies of Fakes -- 2. Forgery Is Not New -- 3. The Nine Lives of Fakes -- 4. A Rogues' Gallery of Forgers, Fakers, and Facilitators -- 5. Escaping de Landa's Bonfire of the Vanities -- 7. Feat of Clay -- 6. Between a Rock and a Hard Fake -- 8. The Lapidary's Lament -- 9. Skullduggery -- 10. Wooden Men, Golden Gods, and Tales on the Wall -- Epilogue: A Word to the Wise -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the Authors
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Illustrations and Credits -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Secret Lies of Fakes -- 2. Forgery Is Not New -- 3. The Nine Lives of Fakes -- 4. A Rogues' Gallery of Forgers, Fakers, and Facilitators -- 5. Escaping de Landa's Bonfire of the Vanities -- 7. Feat of Clay -- 6. Between a Rock and a Hard Fake -- 8. The Lapidary's Lament -- 9. Skullduggery -- 10. Wooden Men, Golden Gods, and Tales on the Wall -- Epilogue: A Word to the Wise -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the Authors

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Both of these volumes deal with a problem plaguing archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals. The forgery and alteration of cultural artifacts has become a practice of alarming scale and significance to the scholarly community and the museum-going public. Art historian Kelker (Middle Tennessee State Univ.) and Bruhns (director, Cihuatan/Las Marias Archaeological Project for the Fundacion Nacional de Arqueologia, El Salvador, and author of numerous publications) provide an in-depth examination of the complex issues surrounding forgery in the regions of Mesoamerica and the Andes. The opening chapters of Andes address the history of forgery in the Andes and some of the key figures and workshops involved. The remaining chapters focus on specific artifact categories being forged--beginning with gold and precious metals, followed by pottery and figurines, stone carving, lapidary, woodcarving, textiles, and mummies.Similarly, the opening chapters of Mesoamerica outline the nature, impact, and history of forgery, discuss the process and production of forgeries, and provide short biographies of select forgers. Then six chapters address specific artifact classes being forged, beginning with codices, followed by stone sculpture, ceramics, lapidary work, crystal skulls, bone, wooden artifacts, and frescoes. Both books make an interesting case for how the influx of forged and unprovenanced artifacts into the public and academic world can affect one's understanding of the past. The tone of the books can at times be distracting, but the issues addressed and their complexities are explored effectively. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. J. J. Borowicz Mercyhurst College

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