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Histories of maize in Mesoamerica : multidisciplinary approaches

Author: John E Staller; Robert H Tykot; Bruce F Benz
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2010.
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Deals with the botanical, genetic, archaeological, and anthropological aspects of ancient maize.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Staller; Robert H Tykot; Bruce F Benz
ISBN: 9781598744965 1598744968
OCLC Number: 424558232
Notes: This volume is an abridgement of: Histories of maize, Academic Press, 2006.
Description: 280 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Histories of maize in Mesoamerica / John E. Staller --
pt 1. Histories of maize : genetic, morphological, and microbotanical evidence. Differing approaches and perceptions in the study of new and old world crops / Terence A. Brown --
Maize in the Americas / Bruce F. Benz --
Ancient DNA and the integration of archaeological and genetic approaches to the study of maize domestication / Viviane Jaenicke-Després and Bruce D. Smith --
Dating the initial spread of Zea mays / Michael Blake --
Towards a biologically based method of phytolith classification / Greg Laden --
pt. 2. Histories of maize : domestication and production. Early agriculture in Chihuahua, Mexico / Robert J. Hard ... [et al.] --
El Riego and early maize evolution / Bruce F. Benz ... [et al.] --
The maize revolution : a view from El Salvador / Robert A. Dull --
Pre-Columbian maize agriculture in Costa Rica : pollen and other evidence from lake and swamp sediments / Sally P. Horn --
Caribbean maize : first farmers to Columbus / Lee Newsom --
pt. 3. Histories of maize : isotope analysis and human diet in ancient Mesoamerica. Isotope analyses and the history of maize / Robert H. Tykot --
Social directions in the isotopic anthropology of maize in the Maya region / Christine D. White, Fred J. Longstaffe, and Henry P. Schwarcz --
Early to terminal classic Maya diet in the northern lowlands of the Yucatán (Mexico) / Eugenia Brown Mansell ... [et al.] --
Diet in prehistoric Soconusco / Brian Chisholm and Michael Blake --
Stable carbon isotope analysis and human diet in Mesoamerica : a synthesis / Henry P. Schwarcz --
pt. 4. Histories of maize : the language of maize in Mesoamerica. Thipaak and the origins of maize in northen Mesoamerica / Janis B. Alcorn, Barbara Edmonson, and Cándido Hernández Vidales --
Maize in word and image in southeastern Mesoamerica / Brian Stross --
The place of maize in indigenous Mesoamerican folk taxonomies / Nicholas A. Hopkins --
The historical linguistics of maize cultivation in Mesoamerica and North America / Jane H. Hill --
Glottochronology and the chronology of maize in the Americas / Cecil H. Brown --
Conclusion. The antiquity, biogeography and culture history of maize in Mesoamerica / Bruce F. Benz and John E. Staller.
Other Titles: Histories of maize.
Responsibility: John E. Staller, Robert H. Tykot, Bruce F. Benz, editors.
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"It will be a key reference for biologists, anthropologists, and many others for decades to come." Gayle J. Fritz, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

 
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