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Mixtecs, Zapotecs, and Chatinos : ancient peoples of southern Mexico

Author: Arthur A Joyce
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Peoples of America.
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"Mixtecs, Zapotecs, and Chatinos: Ancient Peoples of Southern Mexico examines the history of the rich and complex societies that arose and flourished in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Along with comparing patterns in the settlement, art, and architecture, and writing that developed in these regions, Joyce also uses contemporary social theory to challenge previous approaches and address many key problems in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur A Joyce
ISBN: 9780631209775 0631209778 9780631209782 0631209786
OCLC Number: 318057918
Description: xvi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. People, culture, and history --
Sources of evidence --
Theorizing Oaxaca' ancient past. 2. Peoples and landscapes on the eve of the Spanish conquest --
The physical geography of Oaxaca --
Mixtec and Zapotec peoples at the time of the Spanish conquest. 3. From foragers to village life --
First peoples --
The Archaic Period and the origins of agriculture --
The transition to sedentism --
Negotiating initial village life. 4. Negotiating community and complexity --
Constructing community and identity in the Early Formative --
Community and identity in the Early Middle Formative --
Structures of authority in the Early to Middle Formative. 5. From village to city: the founding and early development of Monte Albán --
The Late Middle Formative political crisis --
The founding of Monte Albán --
Political consolidation and upheaval at Monte Albán. 6. Political centralization in the Mixteca and coast --
Social transformations in the Mixtec Highlands --
Interregional interaction and the rise of Mixtec centers --
Political authority and ideology --
Urbanization in the Lower Río Verde Valley --
Political collapse in the Mixteca and the Oaxaca Coast. 7. Authority and polity in the classic period --
Classic-period Society in the Valley of Oaxaca --
Classic-period polities of the Mixtec Highlands --
Political fragmentation and centralization on the Oaxaca Coast. 8. Collapse and reemergence --
The collapse in the Oaxacan Highlands --
The Classic-period collapse and the Early Postclassic on the Oaxaca Coast --
Postclassic heroic history --
Lord * Deer "Jaguar Claw" and the archaeology of Tututepec (Yuca Dzaa) --
Late Postclassic archaeology of the Oaxacan Highlands --
The Spanish conquest. 9. Conclusions: Beyond functionalism and Neo-evolutionism in Oaxaca --
Poststructural theory and the archaeology of the Mixtec, Zapotec, and Chatino.
Series Title: Peoples of America.
Responsibility: Arthur A. Joyce.

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Mixtecs, Zapotecs, and Chatinos: Ancient Peoples of Southern Mexico examines the history of the rich and complex societies that arose and flourished in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.  Read more...

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