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MISSION CERAMICS: A Virtual Type Collection

Price: $39.95
Platform: Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP
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Mission Ceramics is a new and innovative software solution that permits the user to review and study a "virtual type collection" of California and Southwestern US Mission era (16th - 19th century) ceramic wares most commonly encountered in historical archaeology contexts. Drawing on recent advances in multimedia technology, this program incorporates video, audio, multimedia slide shows and interviews with area specialists, virtual taxonomies, ceramic color charts, and an electronic flash card system. The flash cards alone include basic identifications of some of the most prominent earthen wares recovered in Spanish colonial, Mexican era, and early American archaeological sites, including production dates, provenience information, and production data on some 50 Mission era earthenware and porcelain types. As such, Mission Ceramics affords teachers, students, and scholars with a ready source of ceramic information, and color-corrected scale figures, useful for lab and field identification of selected earthenware types by archaeologists, museum personnel, collectors, and students of period artifacts.


Featured Multimedia Flash Card collection - 50 Ceramic Types
Video interviews with Mission archaeology specialists
Multimedia slide shows - Missions Carmel & San Juan Bautista
Interactive flowchart / Virtual taxonomy
Ceramic & Porcelain Color Charts
Mission Ceramics Glossary
Selected Bibliography
CD or Internet Download Availability
Multimedia User's Guide


Ancient Editions features a variety of fine art images, video, and CD and DVD-based multimedia products for commercial and or educational use. While our screen savers are intended for your enjoyment and edification, recent multimedia products - including Mission Ceramics: A Virtual Type Collection - are intended for reference study and instruction. Our forthcoming production of Mission Archaeology: The State of the Art (Video / DVD), provides a first of its kind documentary on recent archaeological efforts in the California missions, and includes interviews with archaeologists Jack Williams of the Center for Spanish Colonial Archaeology, Robert Hoover, Professor Emeritus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Ruben G. Mendoza of the Mission Research Program of CSU Monterey Bay.
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