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Ancient Oaxaca : the Monte Albán State

Author: Richard E Blanton
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Case studies in early societies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the emergence of social complexity and state formation in ancient Oaxaca, the site of one of the earliest Native American states, located in present-day Mexico.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Blanton
ISBN: 0521571146 9780521571142 052157787X 9780521577878
OCLC Number: 41420906
Description: ix, 153 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Mesoamerica and its pre-Hispanic civilization --
The nature of civilizations --
Interaction spheres and world systems --
Mesoamerican civilization in the Late Postclassic --
Mesoamerica in 1000 B.C. --
The importance of states --
2. The Valley of Oaxaca: a regional setting for an early state --
The physical environment --
Before Monte Alban --
The Middle Formative --
3. The origins of Monte Alban --
The new center --
Monte Alban as a disembedded capital --
Monte Alban in the Mesoamerican world --
4. The great transformation --
The evolution of hierarchy --
Agricultural intensification and its consequences --
Art, ideology, and ritual --
State formation from the perspective of the household --
Change and Period I --
5. Synthesis and conclusions --
Monte Alban and traditional theories of state formation --
New theoretical directions --
Additional theoretical issues --
How to study early states.
Series Title: Case studies in early societies.
Responsibility: Richard E. Blanton [and others].
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Investigates the emergence of social complexity and state formation in ancient Oaxaca, the site of one of the earliest Native American states, located in present-day Mexico.

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