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Histories of maize : multidisciplinary approaches to the prehistory, linguistics, biogeography, domestication, and evolution of maize

Author: John E Staller; Robert H Tykot; Bruce F Benz
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2009.
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Maize has been described as a primary catalyst to complex sociocultural development in the Americas. State of the art research on maize chronology, molecular biology, and stable carbon isotope research on ancient human diets have provided additional lines of evidence on the changing role of maize through time and space and its spread throughout the Americas. The multidisciplinary evidence from the social and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Histories of maize.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2009
(DLC) 2006040228
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Staller; Robert H Tykot; Bruce F Benz
ISBN: 9781598747829 1598747827 9780123693648 0123693640
OCLC Number: 785782398
Notes: Originally published in 2006 by Elsevier/Academic Press.
Two columns to the page.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 678 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. Histories of maize : genetic, morphological, and microbotanical evidence --
pt. 2. Stable isotope analysis and human diet --
pt. 3. Histories of maize : the spread of maize in Central and South America --
pt. 4. Histories of maize : North America and northern Mexico --
pt. 5. Histories of maize : the language of maize.
Responsibility: edited by John E. Staller, Robert H. Tykot, Bruce F. Benz.

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Includes ethnographic research on the uses and roles of maize in indigenous cultures. This book contains a linguistic section that includes chapters on indigenous folk taxonomies and the role and  Read more...

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