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Mesoamerican Archaeology

Theory And Practice

Mesoamerican Archaeology - ISBN: 9780631230526
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Beschrijving

Offering An Alternative To Traditional Textbooks, Mesoamerican Archaeology: Theory And Practice Places The Reader In The Middle Of Contemporary Debates By Top Archaeologists Actively Exploring The Major Prehispanic Societies Of Central America.

Details

Titel: Mesoamerican Archaeology
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 368
Uitgever: John Wiley And Sons Ltd
NUR: Archeologie
Collectie: Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology
Afmetingen: 244 x 173 x 20
Gewicht: 644 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 0631230521
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780631230526
Intern nummer: 2037859

Biografie (woord)

Julia A. Hendon is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Gettysburg College. She is a Maya archaeologist with field experience since 1980 in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, and is the former editor of Anthropological Literature: An Index to Periodical Articles and Essays (1988 1996).

Rosemary A. Joyce is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been engaged in archaeological fieldwork in Honduras since 1977. Her most recent publications include: Gender and Power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica (2001), The Languages of Archaeology (2002), and Embodied Lives: Egypt and the Ancient Maya (editor, with Lynn Meskell, 2003).

Recensie

"This is not the same old culture history but a respectable compilation of recent fieldwork and analysis within a framework of innovative problem–oriented research. Joyce′s introductory chapter is a synthetic tour de force." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

"With specially commissioned essays by leading scholars, this is an excellent up–to–date introduction to Mesoamerican archaeology." Oxbow Books

"In this volume archaeologists have, at last, a textbook on Mesoamerica that combines recent data with current social thought. The chapters are beautifully written and provocative, giving deeper insight into Mesoamerican cultural diversity without simplifying 5000 years into a single story. Hendon and Joyce have chosen contributors who are not just specialists, but who are some of the most exciting thinkers of our generation." K. Anne Pyburn, Indiana University


"Mesoamerican Archaeology: Theory and Practice is an outstanding book. It is exactly what we ve needed in the field for a very long time and should be used by everyone teaching a course in Mesoamerican archaeology. Hendon and Joyce have done an outstanding job of integrating fresh essays by leading scholars into a text that is both theoretically informed and empirically up to date. The combination of theory and data make it an indispensable work." Michael Love, California State University, Northridge

Inhoudsopgave

Series Editors′ Preface

Preface

Acknowledgments

List of Figures

List of Contributors

1. Mesoamerica: A Working Model
Rosemary A. Joyce, University of California, Berkeley

2. Mesoamerica Goes Public: Early Ceremonial Centers, Leaders, and Communities
John E. Clark, Brigham Young University

3. Shared Art Styles and Long–Distance Contact in Early Mesoamerica
Richard G. Lesure, University of California, Los Angeles

4. Governance and Policy at Classic Teotihuacan
Saburo Sugiyama, Aichi Prefectural University, Japan

5. Social Identity and Daily Life at Classic Teotihuacan
Linda Manzanilla, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

6. Social Diversity and Everyday Life within Classic Maya Settlements
Cynthia Robin, Northwestern University

7. Classic Maya Landscapes and Settlement
Wendy Ashmore, University of California, Riverside

8. Sacred Space and Social Relations in the Classic Valley of Oaxaca
Arthur A. Joyce, University of Colorado

9. The Archaeology of History in Postclassic Oaxaca
John M. D. Pohl, University of California, Los Angeles

10. Meaning by Design: Ceramics, Feasting and Figured Worlds in Postclassic Mexico
Elizabeth M. Brumfiel, Albion College

11. The Rural and Urban Landscapes of the Aztec State: Regional Perspectives and the Basin of Mexico Settlement Pattern Project
Deborah L. Nichols, Dartmouth College

12. Postclassic and Colonial Period Sources on Maya Society and History
Julia A. Hendon, Gettysburg College

Glossary

Index

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