Archaeology of the Moundville Chiefdom

Chronology, Content, Contest

Author: Vernon J. Knight,Vincas P. Steponaitis,Christopher S. Peebles

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817354212

Category: History

Page: 203

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At its height the Moundville ceremonial center was a densely occupied town of approximately 1,000 residents, with at least 29 earthen mounds surrounding a central plaza. Today, Moundville is not only one the largest and best-preserved Mississippian sites in the United States, but also one of the most intensively studied. This volume brings together nine Moundville specialists who trace the site’s evolution and eventual decline.
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The Archaeology of Mesoamerican Animals

Author: Kitty F. Emery,Christopher M. Gotz

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1937040151

Category: Science

Page: 780

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Recognition of the role of animals in ancient diet, economy, politics, and ritual is vital to understanding ancient cultures fully, while following the clues available from animal remains in reconstructing environments is vital to understanding the ancient relationship between humans and the world around them. In response to the growing interest in the field of zooarchaeology, this volume presents current research from across the many cultures and regions of Mesoamerica, dealing specifically with the most current issues in zooarchaeological literature. Geographically, the essays collected here index the different aspects of animal use by the indigenous populations of the entire area between the northern borders of Mexico and the southern borders of lower Central America. This includes such diverse cultures as the north Mexican hunter-gatherers, the Olmec, Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Central American Indians. The time frame of the volume extends from the earliest human occupation, the Preclassic, Classic, Postclassic, and Colonial manifestations, to recent times. The book's chapters, written by experts in the field of Mesoamerican zooarchaeology, provide important general background on the domestic and ritual use of animals in early and classic Mesoamerica and Central America, but deal also with special aspects of human-animal relationships such as early domestication and symbolism of animals, and important yet otherwise poorly represented aspects of taphonomy and zooarchaeological methodology. Spanish-language version also available (ISBN 978-1-937040-12-3).
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The Early Olmec and Mesoamerica

The Material Record

Author: Jeffrey P. Blomster,David Cheetham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316943062

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The Early Formative Olmec are central in a wide variety of debates regarding the development of Mesoamerican societies. A fundamental issue in Olmec archaeology is the nature of interregional interaction among contemporaneous societies and the possible Olmec role in it. Previous debates have often not been informed by recent research and data, often relying on materials lacking archaeological context. In order to approach these issues from new perspectives, this book introduces readers to the full spectrum of the material culture of the Olmec and their contemporaries, relying primarily on archaeological data, much of which has not been previously published. For the first time, using a standard lexicon to consider the nature of the interaction among Early Formative societies, the authors, experts in diverse regions of Mesoamerican art and archaeology, provide carefully considered contrasts and comparisons that advance the understanding of the Early Formative origins of social complexity in Mesoamerica.
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The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

Author: Timothy Insoll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191663093

Category: Social Science

Page: 928

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Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines 'prehistoric' even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.
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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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Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105616144

Category: History

Page: 360

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Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Das Leuchten des Himmels

Roman

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641038316

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Spannend und romantisch – Nora Roberts in Höchstform! Ausgerechnet Alaska! Nate Burke erhofft sich von seinem neuen Posten als Polizeichef von Lunacy, Alaska, viel Arbeit an der frischen Luft – und seine Ruhe. Doch als in einer Eishöhle eine mehr als zwanzig Jahre alte Leiche gefunden wird, hat Nate mehr Probleme, als ihm lieb ist: mit der Tochter des Toten, der ungestümen, attraktiven Pilotin Meg Galloway – und mit einem kaltblütigen Mörder, der sich hinter der Maske des wohlanständigen Bürgers bestens zu verbergen weiß ... „Das Leuchten des Himmels“ ist glänzender Spannungsroman und fesselnde Liebesgeschichte zugleich – angesiedelt vor der faszinierenden Kulisse Alaskas.
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Marketing in der IT-Branche

Author: Gerhard Versteegen,Andreas Esslinger,Katja Häußer,Grace Pampus

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642554938

Category: Computers

Page: 295

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Das Buch 'Marketing in der IT-Branche' spezialisiert sich auf eine Branche, in der Marketing unzureichend betrieben wird. Die Autoren verfügen über Jahrzehnte an Marketingerfahrung, die sie in diesem Buch anhand von Praxisbeispielen aufführen. Der Leser erhält einen echten Leitfaden, kein theoretisches Werk. Damit ist das Buch ein absolutes Muss einerseits für jeden Marketing Manager und Marketing Mitarbeiter innerhalb der IT Branche, andererseits aber auch für jede Agentur, die über Kunden in dieser Branche verfügt. Das Buch behandelt die wichtigsten Elemente des Marketing und stellt sie praxisorientiert dar. Angefangen von unterschiedlichen Marketingstrategien, über Corporate Design bis hin zu den unterschiedlichen Marketing-Instrumenten.
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Die Winklerkur

Ein Weg zur Heilung durch Beeinflussung der Organismuszentrale

Author: Käthe Bischoff

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110836599

Category: Medical

Page: 143

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