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Zapotec civilization : how urban society evolved in Mexico's Oaxaca Valley

Author: Joyce Marcus; Kent V Flannery
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Series: New aspects of antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Important new synthesis of the Paleoindian through classic periods. Develops an action theory framework to explain formation of the first Zapotec State and the founding and growth of Monte Albán. Written in an accessible style and exceptionally well illustrated with drawings and photographs (some color) on glossy paper"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Marcus; Kent V Flannery
ISBN: 0500050783 9780500050781
OCLC Number: 34409496
Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1. The Zapotec and the Valley of Oaxaca --
2. Ethnogenesis and Social Evolution --
3. The Late Ice Age and the Strategy of High Mobility --
4. Coping with Risk at the Local Level --
5. Agriculture as an Extension of Foraging Strategy --
6. Learning to Live in Villages --
7. Creating Prestige in Egalitarian Society --
8. The Emergence of Rank and the Loss of Autonomy --
9. Alliance Building and Elite Competition --
10. Chiefly Warfare and Early Writing --
11. The Monte Alban Synoikism --
12. The Unification of the Valley of Oaxaca --
13. The Emergence of the Zapotec State --
14. Colonization and Conquest --
15. The Golden Age of Zapotec Civilization --
16. Evolution without Stages.
Series Title: New aspects of antiquity.
Responsibility: Joyce Marcus, Kent V. Flannery.

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"Important new synthesis of the Paleoindian through classic periods. Develops an action theory framework to explain formation of the first Zapotec State and the founding and growth of Monte Albán. Written in an accessible style and exceptionally well illustrated with drawings and photographs (some color) on glossy paper"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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