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Pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin

Author: John E Staller
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2008.
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Pre-Columbian Landscapes of Creation and Origin Edited by John Edward Staller, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL Pre-Columbian Andean and Mesoamerican cultures have inspired a special fascination among historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, as well as the general public. As two of the earliest known and studied civilizations, their origin and creation mythologies hold a special interest. The existing and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin.
New York, NY : Springer, ©2008
(DLC) 2008921354
(OCoLC)182663441
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Staller
ISBN: 9780387769097 0387769099 9780387769103 0387769102
OCLC Number: 261324874
Notes: Accompanying CD-ROM contains reproductions of the illustrations in the book.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 389 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: An introduction to pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin / John E. Staller --
Ballcourt rites, paradise, and the origins of power in classic Veracruz / Rex Koontz --
Landscape and a visual narrative of creation and origin at the Olmec ceremonial center of La Venta / Carolyn E. Tate --
Maya caves across time and space : reading-related landscapes in K'iche' Maya text, ritual and history / Duncan Earle --
Places of emergence : sacred mountains and cofradía ceremonies / Allen J. Christenson --
Over distant waters : places of origin and creation in colonial K'iche'an sources / Frauke Sachse --
Fox walker on the Parapeti River, Bolivia : the origins of how we Guarani live in Íví / Elio Ortiz [and others] --
Where the land and the ocean meet : the Engoroy phase ceremonial site at Salango, Ecuador, 600-100 BC / Richard Lunniss --
The astronomical significance of ritual movements in the calendar of Cuzco / R. Tom Zuidema --
Dimensions of place : the significance of centers to the development of Andean civilization : an exploration of the ushnu concept / John E. Staller --
High altitude ushnu platforms in the Department of Ayacucho Peru, structure, ancestors and animating essence / Frank M. Meddens [and others] --
Representation, memory, and power : pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin / Brian Stross.
Responsibility: John Edward Staller, editor.
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