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The Oxford handbook of Mesoamerican archaeology

Author: Deborah L Nichols; Christopher A Pool
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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Unique among recent works, this title brings together in a single volume article-length regional syntheses and topical overviews written by active scholars in the field of Mesoamerican archaeology.
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Oxford handbook of Mesoamerican archaeology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011047914
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah L Nichols; Christopher A Pool
ISBN: 0199971188 9780199971183
OCLC Number: 829764198
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 979 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Mesoamerican archaeology: recent trends / Deborah L. Nichols, Christopher A. Pool --
A short history of theory in Mesoamerican archaeology / Manuel Gándara --
Mexico's national archaeology programs / Nelly M. Robles García --
Archaeology in Guatemala: nationalist, colonialist, imperialist / Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos --
The archaeology of Belize in the twenty-first century / Jaime J. Awe --
Archaeology on Mesoamerica's southern frontier / Geoffrey McCafferty [and others] --
Archaeology and indigenous peoples / Shoshaunna Parks, Patricia A. McAnany --
Time and space boundaries: chronologies and regions in Mesoamerica / Susan Toby Evans --
Ice age hunter-gatherers and the colonization of Mesoamerica / Guillermo Acosta Ochoa --
Archaic-period foragers and farmers in Mesoamerica / Douglas J. Kennett --
The origins of food production in Mesoamerica / Dolores R. Piperno, Bruce D. Smith --
The formation of complex societies in Mesoamerica / Christopher A. Pool --
Not carved in stone: building the Gulf Olmec from the bottom up / Philip J. Arnold III --
The development of complex societies in formative-period Pacific Guatemala and Chiapas / Michael Love --
Ideology, polity, and social history of the Teotihuacan state / Saburo Sugiyama --
Cultural evolution in the southern highlands of Mexico: from the emergence of social inequality and urban society to the decline of classic-period states / Christina Elson --
Archaeology of the Maya highlands / Bárbara Arroyo --
Complex societies in the southern Maya lowlands: their development and florescence in the archaeological record / Arlen F. Chase, Diane Z. Chase --
The rise of formative-period complex societies in the northern Maya lowlands / Travis W. Stanton --
Interaction among the complex societies of classic-period Mesoamerica / Sergio Gómez Chávez, Michael W. Spence --
Concepts of collapse and regeneration in human history / George L. Cowgill --
Teotihuacan and the epiclassic in central Mexico / Jeffrey R. Parsons, Yoko Sugiura Y. --
The classic Maya collapse / David Webster --
Searching for Tollan: authority and urbanism in Oaxaca after Monte Albán / Jeffrey P. Blomster --
Developmental cycles in the gulf lowlands / Annick Daneels --
Tula and the Toltecs / Dan M. Healan, Robert H. Cobean --
The late classic to postclassic transition among the Maya of northern Yucatán / William M. Ringle, George J. Bey III --
The archaeology of the last postclassic Maya highlands / Greg Borgstede, Eubenia Robinson --
The southern Pacific coastal region of Mesoamerica: a corridor of interaction from Olmec to Aztec times / Robert M. Rosenswig --
The Tarascan empire: postclassic social complexity in western Mexico / Helen Perlstein Pollard --
The Aztec empire / Michael E. Smith, Maëlle Sergheraert --
The conquest of Mexico / Michel R. Oudijk --
Networks, cores, and peripheries: new frontiers in interaction studies / Edward Schortman, Patricia Urban --
The southeastern fringe of Mesoamerica / John S. Henderson, Kathryn M. Hudson --
Current views on power, economics, and subsistence in ancient western Mexico / Christopher S. Beekman --
Mesoamerica and the southwest/northwest / Randall McGuire --
Aztec boundary interactions / Michael A. Ohnersorgen, Marcie L. Venter --
Agricultural land use and intensification / Vernon L. Scarborough --
Searching out prehispanic landscapes in Mesoamerica by means of aerial reconnaissance / Alfred H. Siemens --
Ecological approaches to archaeological research in central Mexico: new directions / Emily McClung de Tapia --
Sources and sourcing / Ronald L. Bishop --
Crafting and manufacturing in Mesoamerica: critical engagements with theory and method / E. Christian Wells --
The domestication of stone in Mesoamerica / John Clark --
Ceramic technology and production / Prudence M. Rice --
Mesoamerican metallurgical technology and production / Blanca Maldonado --
As the whorl turns: function and meaning in Mesoamerican textile production / Geoffrey McCafferty, Sharisse McCafferty --
Markets, merchants, and systems of exchange / Kenneth Hirth --
Central Mexican states and imperial tribute systems / Frances F. Berdan --
Archaeology of gender in Mesoamerican societies / Rosemary A. Joyce --
Class and ethnicity in ancient Mesoamerica / Elizabeth M. Brumfiel, Cynthia Robin --
Households in ancient Mesoamerica: domestic social organization, status, economies, and rituals / David M. Carballo --
Communities in ancient Mesoamerica / Marcello A. Canuto, Jason Yaeger --
Cities and urbanism in prehispanic Mesoamerica / Richard E. Blanton --
Mesoamerican states and empires / Gary M. Feinman --
Creation and cosmology: gods and mythic origins in ancient Mesoamerica / Karl A. Taube --
Sacred places and sacred landscapes / Kathryn Reese-Taylor --
Mesoamerican religious beliefs: the practices and practitioners / F. Kent Reilly III --
The living and the dead / James L. Fitzsimmons --
Mesoamerican calendars and archaeoastronomy / Anthony F. Aveni --
Themes in the art of the preclassic period / Mary E. Pye --
Art of the classic period / Rex Koontz --
Art in the Aztec empire / Emily Umberger --
Early Mesoamerican writing systems / John Justeson --
Maya writing / Nikolai Grube --
Scribal traditions from highland Mesoamerica (300-1000 AD) / Javier Urcid --
Nahua and Mixtec pictorial books: religion and history through visual text / Lori Boornazian Diel --
Colonial documents / Eduardo de Jesús Douglas --
The Spanish conquest and the archaeology of the colonial and republican periods / John M.D. Pohl --
Population decline during and after conquest / Rebecca Storey --
Historical archaeology in central and western Mesoamerica / Patricia Fournier G., Thomas H. Charlton --
Landscape change in the Maya region, 1450-1910 AD / Rani T. Alexander.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of Mesoamerican archaeology
Responsibility: edited by Deborah L. Nichols and Christopher A. Pool.
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