Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Ronald Bishop

Curator of Mexican and Central American Archaeology
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., San Francisco State University
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Research Interests

Archaeology of Meso- and Central America; ancient materials characterization; exchange systems; quantitative methods.

Publications
Chapter
  • Pool, Christopher A., Ortiz Ceballos, Ponciano, Rodriguez, Maria del Carmen, Sears, Erin L., Bishop, Ronald L., and Blackman, M. J. 2017. "An early Olmec manifestation in Western Olman: the Arroyo Phase at Tres Zapotes." in The Early Olmec and Mesoamerica. The Material Record, edited by Blomster, Jeffrey P. and Cheetham, D., 89–118. New York: Cambridge Press.
  • Fournier, P. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2015. "Colonial pottery in Mexico." in Global Pottery 1. Historical archaeology and archaeometry for societies in contact, edited by Buxeda i Garrigós, J., Madrid, M., Fernádez, I., and Iñnañeza., 223–240. Oxford: BAR International Series, Archaeopress.
  • Fournier, P., Blackman, M. J., and Bishop, Ronald L. 2015. "La producción alfarera virreinal en Oaxaca: El caso de las lozas vidriadas y esmaltadas." in Enfoques en torno a la Arqueología Histórica de Mesoamerica, edited by Fournier, P. and Wisheu, W., 257–286. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.
  • Lange, Frederick W. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2013. "The Prehispanic ceramic schools of Greater Nicoya." in Frederick R. Mayer's Legacy to Central American Achaeology and Pre-Columbian Art History, edited by Young-Sanchez, Margaret., 27–46. Denver: Denver Museum of Art.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 2012. "Sources and sourcing." in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology, edited by Nichols, Deborah L. and Pool, Christopher A., 579–587. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Sears, Erin L., and Blackman, M. J. 2012. "Cerámicas en el borde ooccidental de la Tierras Baja Maya." in Arqueología de la costa de Campeche: La epoca prehispánica, edited by Cobos, Rafael., 187–216. Merida: Ediciones de la Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán, Merida.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie and Bishop, Ronald L. 2012. "Classic Maya painted ceramics: artisans, workshops, and distribution." in Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks, edited by Pillsbury, Joanne, Doutriaux, Miriam, Ishihara-Brito, Reiko, and Tokovinine, Alexandre., 289–398. Pre-columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie, Guenter, Stanley, Bishop, Ronald L., and Blackman, M. James. 2012. "Identity and interaction: ceramic styles and social history of the Ik' polity, Guatemala." in Motul de San Jose: politics, history and economy in a Maya polity, edited by Foias, Antonia E. and Emery, Kitty F., 67–93. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • Neff, Hector, Kovacevich, Brigitte, and Bishop, Ronald L. 2011. "Caracterización de los compuestos de la jadeíta mesoamericana: breve revisión a partir de los resultados obtenidos durante el estudio de la máscara de K'inich Janaab' Paka." in Misterios de un rostro Maya, edited by Nadal, Filloy., 131–139. Mexico: Instituto nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie, Landais, Boucher Le, Palomo Carrillo, Y., Bishop, Ronald L., and Blackman, M. James. 2011. "Ceramica de estilo codice: nuevos sitos de produccion y patrones de distribuion." in 24 Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas en Guatemala, 2010, edited by Arroyo, Barbara, Paiz Aragon, L., Linares Palma, A., and Arroyave, A. Lucia., 841–857. Guatemala City: Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y etnologia.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie, Landais, Boucher Le, Palomo Carrillo, Yoly, Bishop, Ronald L., and Blackman, M. James. 2011. "Cerámica de estilo códice: nuevos sitos de producción y patrones de distribución." in XXIV Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2010, edited by Arroyo, B., Paiz Aragón, L., Linares Palma, A., and Arroyave, A. L., 841–857. Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Guatemala.
  • Forne, Melanie, Bishop, Ronald L., Demarest, Arthur A., Blackman, M. James, and Sears, Erin L. 2010. "Gris Fino, Naranja Fino: Presencia temprana y fuentes de producción." in XXIII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueólgicas en Guatemala, 2009, edited by Arroyo, Bárbara, Palma, Adriana Linares, and Aragón, Lorena Paiz., 1163–1183. Guatemala City: Museo Nacional de Antropología y Etnología.
  • Looper, Matthew G., Reents-Budet, Dorie, and Bishop, Ronald L. 2009. "Dance on Classic Maya ceramics." in To be like Gods: dance in ancient Maya civilization, edited by Looper, Matthew G., 113–150. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Demarest, Arthur A., Barrientos, Tomas, Forne, Melanie, Wolf, Mark, and Bishop, Ronald L. 2008. "La nueva historia de la puerta a las Tierras Bajas: descubrimientos recientes sobre la interacion, arqueología y epigrapfia de Cancuén." in XXI Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala 2007, edited by Laporte, J. P., Arroyo, B., and Mejía, H. E., 515–531. Guatemala: Museo nacional de antropología y etnología.
  • Demarest, Arthur A., Woodfill, Brent, Wolf, Mark, Barrientos, Tomas, Bishop, Ronald L., Monterroso, Mirza, Barrios, Eddy, Quintanilla, Claudia, and Monterroso, Matilde. 2008. "Do la selva a la sierra: investigaciones a lo largo de las ruta ribereñas y terrestres Ocidente." in XXI Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala 2007, edited by Laporte, J. P., Arroyo, B., and Mejía, H. E., 179–194. Guatemala: Museo nacional de antropología y etnología.
  • Foias, Antonia E. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2007. "Pots, sherds and glyphs: pottery production and exchange in the Petexbatun polity, Peten, Guatemala." in Pottery Economies of Mesoamerica, edited by Pool, Christopher A. and Bey, George J., 212–236. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Fournier, Patricia, Blackman, M. James, and Bishop, Ronald L. 2007. "Los alfareros purépecha de la Cuenca de Pátzcuaro: producción, intercambio y consume de cerámica vidriada durante la época virreinal." in Arqueología y complejidad social, edited by Fournier, Patricia, Wiesheu, Walburga, and Charlton, Thomas H., 195–221. Mexico: Escuela Nacional de Antropología y Historia.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie, Foias, Antonia, Bishop, Ronald L., Blackman, M. James, and Guenter, Stanley. 2007. "Interacciones políticas y el sitio IK' (Motul de San Jose): datos de la cerámica." in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the California Mission Studies Association, 1416–1436. Bakersfield, CA: California Mission Studies Association.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie, Bishop, Ronald L., and Blackman, M. James. 2006. "La cerámica de Kaminaljuyu: nuevos datos químicos." in XIX Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas in Guatemala, 2005, edited by Laporte, J. P., Arroyo, B., and Mejía., 171–176. Guatemala City: Museo Nacional de Antropologia e Historia.
  • Skowronek, Russell K., Reyes, Rubin, Ginn, Sarah, Greenwalt, Kelley, Blackman, M. James, and Bishop, Ronald L. 2006. "From Science to humanism: finding the pots in the sherds." in San Diego, Alta California, and the Borderlands, edited by Bdbee, Rosemary and Senkewicz, Robert., 153–173. San Diego: Mission Studies Association.
  • Foias, Antonia E. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2005. "Fine paste wares and the Terminal Classic in the Petexbatun and Pasion regions, Peten, Guatemala." in Geographies of Power: Understanding the nature of Terminal Classic Pottery in the Maya Lowlands, edited by Foias, Antonia E. and López Varela, Sandra L., 23–40. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie, Bishop, Ronald L., Audet, C., Awe, J., and Blackman, M. James. 2005. "Act locally, think internationally: the pottery of Baking Pot, Belize." in Arachaeological Investigations in the Eastern Maya Lowlands, edited by Awe, J., Morris, J., Jones, S., and Helmke, C., 365–386. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology Vol. 2.
  • Sears, E. L., Bishop, Ronald L., and Blackman, M. James. 2005. "Las figurillas de Cancuen: el surgimiento de una perspectiva regional." in XVIII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas en Guatemala, edited by Laporte, J. P., Arroyo, B., and Mejia, H. E., 771–780. Museo Nacional de Guatemala.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 2003. "Five decades of Fine Orange ceramic investigation by INAA." in Patterns and Process: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Edward V. Sayre, edited by van Zelst, Lambertus., 81–92. Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.
  • Canouts, V. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2003. "Modern measures of traditional Hopi pottery: physical and behavioral sources of variation in Hopi pottery production and exchange, A.D. 1300-2000." in Patterns and Process: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Edward V. Sayre, edited by van Zelst, Lambertus., 135–156. Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.
  • Lange, Frederick W., Sears, E. L., Bishop, Ronald L., and Salgado, S. 2003. "Local production, non-local production, and distribution: Usulutan and Usulutan-like negative painted ceramics in Nicaragua." in Patterns and Process: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Edward V. Sayre, edited by Zelst, L. van., 157–172. Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.
  • Rands, R. L. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2003. "The dish-plate tradition at Palenque: continuity and change." in Patterns and Process: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Edward V. Sayre, edited by van Zelst, Lambertus., 109–134. Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie and Bishop, Ronald L. 2003. "More than methodology: INAA and Classic Maya Painted Ceramics." in Patterns and Process: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Edward V. Sayre, edited by van Zelst, Lambertus., 93–108. Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.
  • Zedeño, M. N., Triadan, Daniela, and Bishop, Ronald L. 2003. "Compositional analysis in American archaeology." in Patterns and Process: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Edward V. Sayre, edited by van Zelst, Lambertus., 27–56. Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.
  • Neitzel, J. E., Neff, Hector, Glascock, Michael D., and Bishop, Ronald L. 2002. "Chaco and the production and exchange of Dogoszhi style pottery." in Ceramic Production and Circulation in the Greater Southwest, Monograph 44, 47–66. Los Angeles: UCLA The Costin Institute of Archaeology.
  • Sears, Erin L. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2002. "Variabilidad en la composicion de las pastas en El rea de Cancuen, Guatemala: figurillas y pastas finas." in XV Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas en Guatemala, 2001, Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Ethnologia.
  • Barrientos, T., Demarest, A., Bishop, Ronald L., and Fahsen, F. 2001. "Redescubriendo Cancuen: nuevos datos sobre un sitio fronterizo entre Las tierras bajas y El altiplano Maya." in XIV Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas en Guatemala, edited by Laporte, J. P., Suasnavar, A. Cl, and Arroyo, B., 569–588. Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Ethnologia.
  • Skowronek, Russell K., Blackman, M. James, Bishop, Ronald L., Ginn, Sarah, and Garcia Heras, Manuel. 2001. "Chemical characterization of earthenware on the Alta California frontier." in NURT 2001. Proceedings, Third International Symposium on Nuclear and Related Techniques,
  • Arnold, D. E., Neff, Hector A., Bishop, Ronald L., and Glascock, M. D. 1999. "Testing interpretative assumptions of neutron activation analysis: contemporary pottery in Yucatán, 1964–1994." in Material Meanings: Critical Approaches to the Interpretation of Material Culture, edited by Chilton, E. S., 61–84. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
  • Sears, Erin, Bishop, Ronald L., Rodas, Irma, and Escobedo, Hector. 1996. "Excavaciones en La Paciencia, 1994: Un Esfuerzo de Rescate." in Proyecto Arqueologico Regional Petexbatun Informe Preliminar #6, edited by Demarest, Arthur A., Valdes, Juan Antonio, and Escobedo, Hector., Vanderbilt University.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1994. "Pre-Columbian Pottery: Research in the Maya Region." in Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts, edited by Scott, David A. and Meyers, Pieter., 15–66. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. and Beaudry, Marilyn P. 1994. "Appendix B, Chemical Compositional Analysis of Southeastern Maya Ceramics." in The Copan Residential Zone (Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, vol. 80), edited by Willey, G. R., Leventhal, R. M., Demarest, A. A., and Fash, W. L., Jr., 407–444. Cambridge: Harvard University.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. and Crown, Patricia L. 1994. "Appendix A: Experimental Procedures and Parameters used in the Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of the Gila Polychrome Ceramics." in Ceramics and Ideology: Salado Polychrome Pottery, edited by Crown, Patricia L. and Bishop, Ronald L., 227–232. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. and Crown, Patricia L. 1994. "Appendix A: Experimental Procedures and Parameters used in the Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of the Gila Polychrome Ceramics." in Ceramics and Ideology: Salado Polychrome Pottery, edited by Crown, Patricia L. and Bishop, Ronald L., 227–232. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Crown, Patricia L. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1994. "The Question of Source." in Ceramics and Ideology: Salado Polychrome Pottery, edited by Crown, Patricia L. and Bishop, Ronald L., 21–36. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Crown, Patricia L. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1994. "The Question of Source." in Ceramics and Ideology: Salado Polychrome Pottery, edited by Crown, Patricia L. and Bishop, Ronald L., 21–36. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Foias, Antonia E. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1994. "El colapso Clasico Maya y las vijillas de pasta fina en la region de Petexbatun." in VII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas en Guatemala 1993, edited by Laporte, J. P. and Escobedo, J. L., 563–586. Guatemala City: Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Etnologia.
  • Foias, Antonia E. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1994. "El colapso Clásico Maya y las vijillas de pasta fina en la region de Petexbatun." in VII Siimposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas en Guatemala 1993, edited by Laporte, J. P. and Escobedo, J. L., 563–586. Guatemala City: Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Etnologia.
  • Harbottle, Garman, Neff, Hector, and Bishop, Ronald L. 1994. "Appendix C, The Sources of Copan Valley Obsidian." in The Copan Residential Zone, edited by Willey, G. R., Leventhal, R. M., Demarest, A. A., and Fash, W. L.,Jr., 445–458. Cambridge: Harvard University.
  • Neff, Hector, Bishop, Ronald L., Sisson, Edward B., Glascock, Michael D., and Sisson, Penny R. 1994. "Neutron Activation Analysis of Late Postclassic Polychrome Pottery from Central Mexico." in Mixteca-Puebla: Discoveries and Research in Mesoamerican Art and Archaeology, edited by Nicholson, Henry B. and Keber, E. Q., 117–142. Culver City, CA: Labyrinthos.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie, Bishop, Ronald L., and MacLeod, Barbara. 1994. "Painting Styles, Workshop Locations and Pottery Production." in Painting the Maya Universe: Royal Ceramics of the Classic Period, edited by Reents-Budet, Dorie., 164–233. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. and Canouts, Veletta. 1993. "Archaeometry." in The Development of Southeastern Archaeology, edited by Johnson, Jay K., 160–183. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. and Lange, Frederick W. 1993. "Sources of Maya and Central American Jadeites: Data Bases and Interpretations - a Summary." in Precolumbian Jade: New Geological and Cultural Interpretations, edited by Lange, Frederick W., 30–60. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Lange, Frederick W., Sayre, Edward V., and Mishara, Joan. 1993. "Compositional and Structural Analysis of Precolumbian Jade." in Precolumbian Jade: New Geological and Cultural Interpretations, edited by Lange, Frederick W., 313–344. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
  • Lange, Frederick W. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1993. "Summary." in Precolumbian Jade: New Geological and Cultural Interpretations, edited by Lange, Frederick W., 307–312. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
  • Reents-Budet, Dorie, Bishop, Ronald L., and MacLeod, Barbara. 1993. "Acercamiento Integrado a la Ceramica Pintada Clasica Maya." in VI Simposio de Investigaciones Arquelogicas en Guatemala 1992, edited by Laporte, Juan Pedro, Escobedo, Hector L., and Villagran de Brady, Sandra., 71–114. Guatemala City: Museo Nacional de Arqueologica y Ethnologia.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1992. "Comments on Section III: Applications." in Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Paste (Monographs in World Archaeology, no. 7), edited by Neff, Hector., 287–289. Madison: Prehistory Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1992. "Comments on Section II: Variations." in Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Paste (Monographs in World Archaeology, no. 7), edited by Neff, Hector., 167–170. Madison: Prehistory Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1992. "Instrumentation and the Future." in Americanist Archaeology Goals and Practice, edited by Wandsnider, L., 160–169. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1992. "Pottery in the High Tech Lab." in Archaeology, edited by Sharer, Robert J. and Ashmore, Wendy., 142. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1992. "Comments on Section II: Variation." in Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Paste, edited by Neff, H., 167–170. Madison: Prehistory Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Lange, Frederick W., Lange, Peter C., and Abel-Vidor, Suzanne. 1992. "Compositional Characterization of the Nicaraguan Ceramic Sample." in The Archaeology of Pacific Nicaragua, edited by Lange, Frederick W., Sheets, P. D., Martinez, A., and Abel-Vidor, Suzanne., 135–162. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Foias, Antonia, Brady, James, Ponciano, Carolina Foncea de, Stuart, David, Robles, María Teresa, and Bishop, Ronald L. 1992. "Análisis preliminar de la ceramica de los sitios de la región de Petexbatún." in IV Simposio de Arqueología Guatemalteca, Museo National de Arqueología y Etnología, Julio de 1990, edited by Laporte, J. P., Escobedo, H. L., and Brady, S. Villagrán de., 179–200. Guatemala, Ministerio de Culture y Deportes, Institute de Antropología e Historia, and Asociación Tikal.
  • Hansen, Richard D., Fahsen, Fedrico, and Bishop, Ronald L. 1992. "Escribas, códices y vasos: estudios de un vaso códice de Nakbe." in V. Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas en Guatemala, Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Ethnologia, :15-18 de julio de 1991, edited by Laporte, J. P., Escobedo A., H. L., and Brady, S. Villagran de., 317–326. Guatemala: Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Institute de Antropologia e Historia, and the Asociacion Tikal.
  • Harbottle, Garman and Bishop, Ronald L. 1992. "Commentary on Technique." in Chemical Characterization of Ceramic Paste (Monographs in World Archaeology, no. 7), edited by Neff, Hector., 27–30. Madison: Prehistory Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1991. "Anna O. Shepard: A Correspondence Portrait." in Anna O. Shepard: A Ceramic Legacy, edited by Bishop, Ronald L. and Lange, Frederick W., 42–87. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1991. "Anna O. Shepard: A Correspondence Portrait." in Anna O. Shepard: A Ceramic Legacy, edited by Bishop, Ronald L. and Lange, Frederick W., 42–87. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Lange, Frederick W., and Easby, Elizabeth K. 1991. "Jade in Meso-America. Pre-Columbian Jade in the Central and Southern Americas." in Jade, edited by Keverne, R., 316–337. London: Anness Publishing.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Lange, Frederick W., and Easby, Elizabeth K. 1991. "Jade in Meso-America, Pre-Columbian Jade in the Central and Southern Americas." in Jade, edited by Keverne, R., 316–337. London: Anness Publishing.
  • Canouts, Veletta. 1991. "A Formal Approach to Design: Symmetry and Beyond." in Anna O. Shepard: A Ceramic Legacy, edited by Bishop, Ronald L. and Lange, Frederick W., 280–320. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.
  • Crown, Patricia L. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1991. "Manufacture of Gila Polychrome in the Greater American Southwest: An Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis." in Homol'ovi II: Archaeology of an Ancestral Hopi Village, edited by Adams, E. C. and Hays, K. A., 49–74. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
  • De Atley, S. P. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1991. "Toward an Integrated Interface for Archaeology and Archaeometry." in Anna O. Shepard: A Ceramic Legacy, edited by Bishop, Ronald L. and Lange, Frederick W., 358–382. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.
  • De Atley, S. P. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1991. "Toward an Integrated Interface for Archaeology and Archaeometry." in Anna O. Shepard: A Ceramic Legacy, edited by Bishop, Ronald L. and Lange, Frederick W., 358–382. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.
  • van Zelst, Lambertus, Martin, Worthy N., Huber, Carl F., Canouts, Veletta, and Bishop, Ronald L. 1991. "Interactive Design Analysis: System Overview." in Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property: Analysis and Examination of Art Objects by Imaging Techniques, 163–188. Tokyo: Tokyo Natl. Research Inst. of Cultural Properties.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1990. "Analisis de Elementos de Vestigios de un Tiesto Policromo Estilo Maya del Periodo Clasico." in Informe Final de la Temporada de Campi de 1988 El Sitio de Sun Cabezas, Escuintla, Guatemala, edited by Beaudry, Marilyn P., 97–98.
  • Beaudry, Marilyn P., Bishop, Ronald L., Henderson, John S., and Hirth, Kennin L. 1989. "Determining Ceramic Production: A View from Honduras." in BAR International Series 513, 97–115. Oxfort: British Archaeological Reports.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1989. "Multivariate Analysis of Compositional Data in Archaeology." in Archaeological Chemistry IV (Advances in Chemistry Series 220), edited by Allen, Ralph O., 576–586. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Demarest, A., and Sharer, R. J. 1989. "Chemical Analysis and the Interpretation of Late Preclassic Intersite Ceramic Patterns in the Southeast Highland of Mesoamerica." in New Frontiers in the Archaeology of the Pacific Coast of Southern Mesoamerica, edited by Bove, F. and Heller, Lynette., 135–146.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. and Neff, Hector. 1989. "Compositional Data Analysis in Archaeology." in Archaeological Chemistry IV (Advances in Chemistry Series 220), edited by Allen, Ralph O., 57–86. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.
  • Harbottle, Garman and Bishop, Ronald L. 1989. "Chemical Variation within Pottery from Patarata 52, Veracruz, Mexico (Chapter 7)." in Patarata Pottery. Classic Period Ceramics of the South-Central Gulf Coast, Veracruz, Mexico, edited by Stark, B. L., 129–139. University of Arizona Press.
  • Neff, Hector, Bishop, Ronald L., and Harbottle, G. 1989. "Stylistic and Chemical Variability in Plumbate Pottery: An Interim Report." in New Frontiers in the Archaeology of the Pacific Coast of Southern Mesoamerica, edited by Bove, F. and Heller, Lynette., 209–219.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1988. "Ceramic paste compositional chemistry: initial observations of variation in the Tucson Basin (Appendix E)." in The Archaeology of the San Xavier Bridge Site (AZ BB:13:14) Tucson Basin, Southern Arizona (Archaeological Series 171), edited by Ravesloot, J. C., 395–408. Tucson: University of Arizona, Arizona State Museum.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Lange, Frederick W., and Lange, P. C. 1988. "Ceramic Paste Compositional Patterns in Greater Nicoya Pottery." in Costa Rican Art and Archaeology, edited by Lange, Frederick W., 11–44. Boulder: University of Colorado.
  • Lange, Frederick W. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1988. "Abstraction and Jade Exchange in Precolumbian Southern Mesoamerica and Lower Central America." in Costa Rican Art and Archaeology, edited by Lange, Frederick W., 65–88. Boulder: University of Colorado.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1987. "Ceramic paste compositional chemistry: initial observations of variation in the Tucson Basin." in Archaeology of the San Xavier Bridge Site: AZ-BB13-14, Tucson Basin, Southern Arizona, edited by Ravesloot, John., 370–390.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1987. "Appendix 3: Preliminary compositional characterization of pottery and jade samples." in Archaeological Investigations in the Northern Maya Highlands, Guatemala, edited by Sharer, Robert J. and Sedat, David W., 480–487. Philadelphia: University Museum.
  • Lange, Frederick W. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1987. "Settlement pattern and jade research on the Santa Elena Peninsula." in Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society, edited by Norr, L. and Lange, Frederick W., 221–226. Urbana: University of Illinois.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Beaudry, Marilyn P., Leventhal, Robert M., and Sharer, R. J. 1986. "Compositional analysis of Copadore and related pottery in the Southeast Maya area." in The Southeast Maya Periphery, edited by Urban, Patricia A. and Schortman, Edward M., 143–167. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Harbottle, Garman, Reents, Dorie J., Sayre, Edward V., and van Zelst, Lambertus. 1985. "Compositional Attribution on Non-Provenanced Maya Polychrome Vessels." in Application of Science in Examination of Works of Art, edited by England, P. A. and van Zelst, Lambertus., 117–124. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Reents, Dorie J., Harbottle, G., Sayre, Edward V., and van Zelst, Lambertus. 1985. "The Area Groups: An Example of Style Paste Compositional Covariation in Maya Pottery." in Fifth Palenque Roundtable, 1983, edited by Robertson, Marle Green and Fields, Virginia M., 79–84. Monterey: Pre-Columbia Art Institute, Herald Printers.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Sayre, Edward V., and van Zelst, Lambertus. 1985. "Characterization of Mesoamerican Jade." in Application of Science in Examination of Works of Art, edited by England, P. A. and van Zelst, Lambertus., 151–156. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Reents, Dorie J. and Bishop, Ronald L. 1985. "History and Ritual Events on a Patexbatun Classic Maya Polychrome Vessel." in Fifth Palenque Roundtable, 1983, edited by Robertson, Merle Green and Fields, Virginia M., 57–63. Monterey: Pre-Columbia Art Institute, Herald Printers.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 1983. "El analisis de activacion de neutrones de la ceramic de El Mirador." in Proyecto de El Mirador, edited by Demarest, A. and Fowler, W., 148–159. Antigua: CERMA.

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  • Carlson, Shawn B., Blackman, M. J., and Bishop, Ronald L. 2016. "Texas Mission Ceramics: Origins of Manufacture and Distribution during the Eighteenth Century." Historical Archaeology 50 (4):65–91. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03379200
  • Halperin, Christina T. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2016. "Chemical analysis of Late Classic Maya polychrome pottery paints and pastes from Central Petén, Guatemala." Journal of Archaeological Science 69:118–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2016.04.007
  • Bishop, Ronald L. 2014. "Instrumental approaches to understanding Mesoamerican economy: elusive promises." Ancient Mesoamerica 25:251–269.
  • Arnold, Dean E., Bohor, Bruce F., Neff, Hector, Feinman, Gary M., Williams, Patrick Ryan, Dussubieux, Laure, and Bishop, Ronald L. 2012. "The first direct evidence of pre-columbian sources of palygorskite for Maya Blue." Journal of Archaeological Science 39 (7):2252–2260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.02.036
  • Skowronek, Russell K., Blackman, M. James, Bishop, Ronald L., and Fanta, Jelena R. 2010. "Locally-made or imported: identifying ceramic composition variation i the San Francisco Presidio Jurisdication." Historical Archaeology 43 (4):1–21.
  • Halperin, Christine, Bishop, Ronald L., Spensley, Ellen, and Blackman, M. James. 2009. "Late Classic (A.D. 600-900) Maya market exchange: analysis of figurines from the Motul de San Jose region, Guatemala." Journal of Field Archaeology 43 (4):457–480. https://doi.org/10.1179/009346909791070745
  • Blackman, M. James and Bishop, Ronald L. 2007. "The Smithsonian-NIST partnership: The application of instrumental neutron activation analysis to archaeology." Archaeometry 49 (2):321–341. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2007.00304.x
  • Skowronek, Russell K., Blackman, M. James, and Bishop, Ronald L. 2007. "Ceramic Production, Supply and Exchange in Spanish and Mexican Era California." SMRC (Southwestern Mission Research Center) Revista 41 (150-151):21–29.
  • Bishop, Ronald L., Blackman, M. James, Sears, E. L., and Folan, W. J. 2006. "Observaciones iniciales sobre el consumo de la cerámica de Champóton." Los Investigadores de la Cultura Maya 14 (1):237–145.

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Book
  • Skowronek, Russell K., Blackman, M. J., and Bishop, Ronald L. 2014. Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California. Gainesville: Florida University Press.
  • Foias, Antonia E. and Bishop, Ronald L. 2013. Ceramics, Production, and Exchange in the Petexbatun Region: The Economic Parameters of the Classic Maya Collapse. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
  • Bishop, Ronald L. and Lange, Frederick W. , eds. 1991. Anna O. Shepard: A Ceramic Legacy. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.