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Corn and culture in the prehistoric New World

Author: Sissel Johannessen; Christine Ann Hastorf
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©1994.
Series: University of Minnesota publications in anthropology, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scholars from the fields of archaeology, agronomy, genetics, linguistics and biochemistry address methodological, substantive, and interpretive aspects of understanding prehistoric maize. They  Read more...

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Corn and culture in the prehistoric New World.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624407483
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sissel Johannessen; Christine Ann Hastorf
ISBN: 0813383757 9780813383750
OCLC Number: 23769670
Notes: Cover title: Corn & culture in the prehistoric New World.
Description: xvii, 623 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Sissel Johannessen and Christine A. Hastorf --
Pt. 1. Methods --
Introduction to Part One / Sissel Johannessen. 1. Manual for the Measurement of Maize Cobs / Robert McK. Bird. 2. Can Prehistoric Racial Diversification Be Deciphered from Burned Corn Cobs? / Bruce F. Benz. 3. Variability in Cob and Kernel Characteristics of North American Maize Cultivars / Frances B. King. 4. Interpreting Carbon Stable Isotope Ratios / Margaret J. Schoeninger and Mark R. Schurr. 5. A Chemical Method of Identifying Charred Plant Remains Using Infra-Red Spectroscopy / J. B. Letts, J. Evans, M. Fung and G. C. Hillman --
Pt. 2. Evolutionary Relationships --
Introduction to Part Two / John F. Doebley. 6. Sex Expression and Sequencing During the Origin and Improvement of Maize / Walton C. Galinat. 7. Racial Sampling and Identification in Maize: Quantitative Genetic Variation Versus Environmental Effects / M. M. Goodman. 8. Morphology, Molecules, and Maize / John F. Doebley. 9. Molecular Characterization of Ancient Maize: Potentials and Pitfalls / Pierre Goloubinoff, Svante Paabo and Allan C. Wilson --
Pt. 3. Variations in Time and Space --
Introduction to Part Three / Christine A. Hastorf and Sissel Johannessen. 10. Modern Variability and Patterns of Maize Movement in Mesoamerica / Jose Jesus Sanchez Gonzalez. 11. Reconstructing the Racial Phylogeny of Mexican Maize: Where Do We Stand? / Bruce F. Benz. 12. Evidence of Maize Use at Early and Middle Preclassic La Venta Olmec Sites / William F. Rust and Barbara W. Leyden. 13. Zea mays in the West Indies: The Archaeological and Early Historic Record / Lee A. Newsom and Kathleen A. Deagan. 14. Variation in Modern Andean Maize and Its Implications for Prehistoric Patterns / Ricardo Sevilla. 15. Issues in the Analysis and Interpretation of Archaeological Maize in South America / Deborah M. Pearsall. 16. A Regional Synthesis of Zea mays in the Prehistoric American Southwest / Karen R. Adams. 17. Maize on the Middle Pecos River: An Analysis of Cobs from the Henderson Pueblo / Sandra L. Dunavan. 18. Corn and Culture History in the Central Plains / Mary J. Adair. 19. Corn in Eastern Woodlands Late Prehistory / Gail E. Wagner. 20. Variability in Late Prehistoric Corn from the Lower Southeast / C. Margaret Scarry. 21. The Advent of Prehistoric Maize in New England / Jeffrey C. M. Bendremer and Robert E. Dewar --
Pt. 4. Cultural Meanings --
Introduction to Part Four / Christine A. Hastorf. 22. Corn for the Dead: The Significance of Zea mays in Moche Burial Offerings / George Gumerman IV. 23. The Social Context of Early Maize in the Mid-Ohio Valley / Dee Anne Wymer. 24. Becoming Corn-Eaters in Prehistoric America / Christine A. Hastorf and Sissel Johannessen. 25. Corn, Beans, and Squash: Some Linguistic Perspectives from Uto-Aztecan / Catherine S. Fowler. 26. Maize in Middle American and Southwestern United States Agricultural Traditions / Vorsila L. Bohrer. 27. Corn Is Our Mother / Richard I. Ford. 28. Some Cultural Meanings of Corn in Aboriginal North America / Alfonso Ortiz.
Series Title: University of Minnesota publications in anthropology, no. 5.
Other Titles: Corn & culture in the prehistoric New World.
Responsibility: edited by Sissel Johannessen and Christine A. Hastorf.

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