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Before the volcano erupted : the ancient Cerèn village in Central America

Author: Payson D Sheets
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2002.
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On an August evening around AD 600, residents of the Ceren village in the Zapotitan Valley of what is now El Salvador were sitting down to their meal when ground tremors and loud steam emissions  Read more...

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Before the volcano erupted.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002003611
(OCoLC)49044908
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Payson D Sheets
ISBN: 0292798784 9780292798786
OCLC Number: 55670326
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: * Preface (Payson Sheets) * Introduction (Payson Sheets, with an Appendix by Brian R. McKee) * Part I. Multidisciplinary Research *Volcanology, Stratigraphy, and Effects on Structures (C. Dan Miller) * Geophysical Exploration at Ceren (Lawrence B. Conyers and Hartmut Spetzler) * Ceren Plant Resources: Abundance and Diversity (David L. Lentz and Carlos R. Ramirez-Sosa) * Part II. Household Archaeology *Ancient Home and Garden: The View from Household 1 at Ceren (Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, Scott E. Simmons, and David B. Tucker) * Household 2 at Ceren: The Remains of an Agrarian and Craft-Oriented Corporate Group (Brian R. McKee) * Structure 16: The Kitchen of Household 3 (Inga Calvin) * Structure 4: A Storehouse-Workshop for Household 4 (Andrea I. Gerstle and Payson Sheets) * Part III. Special Buildings *The Civic Complex (Andrea I. Gerstle) * Structure 9: A Precolumbian Sweat Bath at Ceren (Brian R. McKee) * Structure 10: Feasting and Village Festivals (Linda A. Brown and Andrea I. Gerstle) * Divination at Ceren: The Evidence from Structure 12 (Scott E. Simmons and Payson Sheets) * Part IV. Artifacts *Ceramics and Their Use at Ceren (Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, with contributions by Ronald L. Bishop) * The Chipped Stone Artifacts of Ceren (Payson Sheets) * Groundstone Artifacts in the Ceren Village (Payson Sheets) * Household and Community Animal Use at Ceren (Linda A. Brown) * Artifacts Made from Plant Materials (Harriet F. Beaubien and Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett) * Part V. Topics and Issues of Ceren Research * The Conservation Program at Ceren (Harriet F. Beaubien) * Household Production and Specialization at Ceren (Payson Sheets and Scott E. Simmons) * Cultivating Biodiversity: Milpas, Gardens, and the Classic Period Landscape (Payson Sheets and Michelle Woodward) * Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Community of Joya de Ceren (Carlos Benjamin Lara M. and Sarah B. Barber) * Summary and Conclusions (Payson Sheets) * Glossary * References * Index
Responsibility: edited by Payson Sheets.

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