Ancient Mexico and Central America

Archaeology and Culture History

Author: Susan Toby Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290651

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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A thorough study of the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Maya, Olmecs, and others, complemented by information from the very latest research in the field, is presented in a chronological framework to better illustrate the fascinating history of the region.
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Ancient Mexico and Central America

Archaeology and Culture History

Author: Susan Toby Evans

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500290668

Category: Central America

Page: 624

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This is the definitive textbook on the archaeology and history of Mexico and Central America, written by an expert and leading academic in the field. In 2005 the first edition won the Society for American Archaeology book award. This third edition includes new special features and boxes on Figurines, Mesoamerican Culture Traits, Language, Maya Royal Tombs, Tikal and Tenochtitlans Population; thoroughly revised chapters on the Aztecs and the chronology of the period; and updated references that address the major new publications since the second edition.
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Ancient Mexico and Central America, Archaeology and Culture History

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467264938

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Ancient Mexico and Central America, Archaeology and Culture History. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Susan Toby Evans,David L. Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136801863

Category: Reference

Page: 992

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte. Band 16

Amerika vor der europäischen Eroberung

Author: Antje Gunsenheimer,Ute Schüren

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104024162

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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*** Ein faszinierendes Bild der Kulturen Amerikas vor der europäischen Invasion - Band 16 der Neuen Fischer Weltgeschichte *** Für die Europäer, die um 1500 nach Amerika gelangten, war es eine unbekannte und deshalb „Neue Welt“. Tatsächlich verfügte der Kontinent zu diesem Zeitpunkt bereits über eine Jahrtausende zurückreichende Geschichte. Es gab Jäger-und Sammler-Gesellschaften neben komplexen Häuptlingstümern und imperialen Herrschaftsformen, die zusammen eine faszinierende Vielfalt bildeten. Gestützt auf neueste Forschungen schildern die Altamerikanistinnen Antje Gunsenheimer und Ute Schüren politische, wirtschaftliche, soziale und kulturelle Entwicklungen vor der europäischen Entdeckung und Eroberung. Die »Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte« ist die erste umfassende Universalgeschichte des 21. Jahrhunderts. Ihr stringentes Konzept setzt Maßstäbe, die Lesbarkeit ihrer Darstellungen erfüllt höchste Ansprüche. Die 21-bändige Reihe wird – wie ihre legendäre Vorgängerin – Standardwerk auf Jahre hin sein: in Schule, Studium, Weiterbildung, für alle wissenshungrigen Leserinnen und Leser.
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Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)
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Botanical Progress, Horticultural Innovation and Cultural Changes

Author: Michel Conan

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884023272

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

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This book highlights the religious, artistic, political, and economic consequences of horticultural pursuits, exploring the roles of peasants, botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen and gentlemen collectors in these developments, and concluding with a reflection on the future of horticulture in the present context of widespread environmental devastation and ecological uncertainty.
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The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica

Author: Joel W. Palka

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810875667

Category: History

Page: 199

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The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica covers some of the major discoveries throughout ancient Mesoamerica from the last 100 years. The results of previous and continuing research and explorations, plus recent interpretations of ancient cultures and new work at archaeological sites in Mesoamerica are summarized here. Included in this volume are information and insights on archaeological sites, material culture, social and economic organization, religion and belief systems, and the social history of ancient Mesoamerica. The entries contain geographical, chronological, historical, and interpretive data that serve as a condensed and accessible resource of reference material.
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Ancient Mexico

The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztecs, and Other Pre-Columbian Peoples

Author: Maria Longhena

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 9781556708268

Category: History

Page: 292

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Surveys the civilizations of the ancient peoples of Mexico and their archaeological remains
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The SAA Archaeological Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: N.A

View: 1902

The magazine of the Society for American Archaeology.
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Gardening - Philosophy for Everyone

Cultivating Wisdom

Author: Dan O'Brien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341423

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Philosophy and gardens have been closely connected from the dawn of philosophy, with many drawing on their beauty and peace for philosophical inspiration. Gardens in turn give rise to a broad spectrum of philosophical questions. For the green-fingered thinker, this book reflects on a whole host of fascinating philosophical themes. Gardens and philosophy present a fascinating combination of subjects, historically important, and yet scarcely covered within the realms of philosophy Contributions come from a wide range of authors, ranging from garden writers and gardeners, to those working in architecture, archaeology, archival studies, art history, anthropology, classics and philosophy Essays cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from Epicurus and Confucius to the aesthetics and philosophy of Central Park Offers new perspectives on the experience and evaluation of gardens
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Die Stadt des Affengottes

Eine unbekannte Zivilisation, ein mysteriöser Fluch, eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641203929

Category: History

Page: 368

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Eine wahre Indiana-Jones-Geschichte - eine archäologische Sensation Schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert gab es Gerüchte über eine Provinz im Regenwald von Honduras, deren Städte reich und prachtvoll seien, ganz besonders die Weiße Stadt, auch Stadt des Affengottes genannt. Immer wieder machten sich Abenteurer und Archäologen auf die Suche nach den Zeugnissen dieser Zivilisation, die offenbar nicht zu den Mayas gehörte. Manchmal stießen sie tatsächlich auf Ruinen, aber eine wirkliche Erforschung war in dem von giftigen Schlangen und tödlichen Krankheitserregern verseuchten und vom Dschungel überwucherten Gelände unmöglich. Erst die moderne Lasertechnik, mit deren Hilfe das Gelände aus der Luft gescannt wird, ermöglichte genauere Hinweise, wo sich größere Ansiedlungen befinden. Um sie vor Ort zu untersuchen muss man sich allerdings auch heute noch auf den beschwerlichen Weg durch den Dschungel machen. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Douglas Preston schloss sich kürzlich einer archäologischen Expedition an. Sie fand tatsächlich die eindrucksvollen Ruinen einer untergegangenen Stadt, aber sie zahlte am Ende auch einen hohen Preis.
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Quintana Roo Archaeology

Author: Justine M. Shaw,Jennifer P. Mathews

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816524419

Category: History

Page: 308

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MexicoÕs southern state of Quintana Roo is often perceived by archaeologists as a blank spot on the map of the Maya world, a region generally assumed to hold little of interest thanks to its relative isolation from the rest of Mexico. But salvage archaeology required by recent development along the ÒMaya Riviera,Ó along with a suite of other ongoing and recent research projects, have shown that the region was critical in connecting coastal and inland zones, and it is now viewed as an important area in its own right from Preclassic through post-contact times. The first volume devoted to the archaeology of Quintana Roo, this book reveals a long tradition of exploration and discovery in the region and an increasingly rich recent history of study. Covering a time span from the Formative period through the early twentieth century, it offers a sampling of recent and ongoing research by Mexican, North American, and European archaeologists. Each of the chapters helps to integrate sites within and beyond the borders of the modern state, inviting readers to consider Quintana Roo as part of an interacting Maya world whose boundaries were entirely different from todayÕs. In taking in the range of the region, the authors consider studies in the northern part of the state resulting from modern development around Cancœn; the mid-state sites of Muyil and YoÕokop, both of which witnessed continual occupations from the Middle Preclassic through the Postclassic; and new data from such southern sites as Cerros, Lagartera, and Chichmuul. The contributions consider such subjects as ceramic controversies, settlement shifts, site planning strategies, epigraphic and iconographic materials, the impact of recent coastal development, and the interplay between ancient, historic, and modern use of the region. Many of the chapters confirm the region as a cultural corridor between Cob‡ and the southern lowland centers and address demographic shifts of the Terminal Classic through Postclassic periods, while others help elucidate some of Peter HarrisonÕs Uaymil Survey work of the 1970s. Quintana Roo Archaeology unfolds a rich archaeological record spanning 2,500 years, depicting the depth and breadth of modern archaeological studies within the state. It is an important touchstone for Maya and Mesoamerican archaeologists, demonstrating the shifting web of connections between Quintanarooense sites and their neighbors, and confirming the need to integrate this region into a broader understanding of the ancient Maya.
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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A Companion to Latin American History

Author: Thomas H. Holloway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391640

Category: History

Page: 544

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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest
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Maya History and Religion

Author: John Eric Sidney Thompson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806122472

Category: History

Page: 415

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In this volume, a distinguished Maya scholar seeks to correlate data from colonial writings and observations of the modern Indian with archaeological information in order to extend and clarify the panorama of Maya culture.
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Maya Cultural Heritage

How Archaeologists and Indigenous Communities Engage the Past

Author: Patricia A. McAnany

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442241284

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Situated at the intersection of cultural heritage and local community, this book enlarges our understanding of the Indigenous peoples of southern México and northern Central America who became detached from “the ancient Maya” through colonialism, government actions, and early twentieth-century anthropological and archaeological research. Through grass-roots heritage programs, local communities are reconnecting with a much valorized but distant past. Maya Cultural Heritage explores how community programs conceived and implemented in a collaborative style are changing the relationship among, archaeological practice, the objects of archaeological study, and contemporary ethnolinguistic Mayan communities. Rather than simply describing Maya sites, McAnany concentrates on the dialogue nurtured by these participatory heritage programs, the new “heritage-scapes” they foster, and how the diverse Maya communities of today relate to those of the past.
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The Ancient American World

Author: William Leonard Fash,Mary E. Lyons

Publisher: Steck-Vaughn

ISBN: 0195222474

Category: History

Page: 170

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Middle schoolers never had it so good! Complete your ancient history collection with this series for students in grades 6 -8. A unique and engrossing collaboration between scholars and young adult fiction writers, The World in Ancient Times covers the ancient world from India to Greece, America to China. Each chapter is filled to the brim with the widest possible range of primary sources, giving each history lesson the texture missing from many general introductions.
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Archaeology of the Rivas Region, Nicaragua

Author: Paul Healy,Mary Pohl

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889200947

Category: History

Page: 382

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text Central America before the Spanish Conquest has often been considered by North American archaeologists as a “backwater” of peripheral importance located between the advanced ancient civilizations of South America and Mesoamerica (Mexican–Maya country). Recent archaeological research has revealed that this area played a much more significant role in New World cultural history than was previously thought. Healy’s study examines the archaeological record of one subarea of Southern Central America, the Rivas region of Pacific Nicaragua. The work gives a detailed analysis of excavations and of artifacts recovered at seven significant prehistoric sites. A critical pioneering effort, the monograph documents cultural changes occurring over a 2,000–year time period—changes in technology, material culture, settlement, subsistence, and socio–political organization.
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