Ancient Mexico and Central America

Archaeology and Culture History

Author: Susan Toby Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290651

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 451

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya

Author: Walter R. T. Witschey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759122865

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 2385

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya provides an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception to the Spanish Conquest. Exploring Maya society, celebrations, and achievements, as well as new insights into Maya culture and collapse, this is a sophisticated yet accessible introduction suitable for students and general readers.
Release

Rome and the Classic Maya

Comparing the Slow Collapse of Civilizations

Author: Rebecca Storey,Glenn R Storey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315309408

Category: HISTORY

Page: 292

View: 2432

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This volume compares two of the most famous cases of civilizational collapse, that of the Roman Empire and the Classic Maya world. First examining the concept of collapse, and how it has been utilized in the historical, archaeological and anthropological study of past complex societies, Storey and Storey draw on extensive archaeological evidence to consider the ultimate failure of the institutions, infrastructure and material culture of both of these complex cultures. Detailing the relevant economic, political, social and environmental factors behind these notable falls, Rome and the Classic Maya contends that a phenomenon of “slow collapse” has repeatedly occurred in the course of human history: complex civilizations are shown to eventually come to an end and give way to new cultures. Through their analysis of these two ancient case studies, the authors also present intriguing parallels to the modern world and offer potential lessons for the future.
Release

Human Adaptation in Ancient Mesoamerica

Author: Nancy Gonlin,Kirk D. French

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1457197510

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6890

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"This volume explores the dynamics of human adaptation to social, political, ideological, economic, and environmental factors in Mesoamerica and includes a wide array of topics, such as the hydrological engineering behind Teotihuacan’s layout, the complexities of agriculture and sustainability in the Maya lowlands, and the nuanced history of abandonment among different lineages and households in Maya centers.The authors aptly demonstrate how culture is the mechanism that allows people to adapt to a changing world, and they address how ecological factors, particularly land and water, intersect with nonmaterial and material manifestations of cultural complexity. Contributors further illustrate the continuing utility of the cultural ecological perspective in framing research on adaptations of ancient civilizations.This book celebrates the work of Dr. David Webster, an influential Penn State archaeologist and anthropologist of the Maya region, and highlights human adaptation in Mesoamerica through the scientific lenses of anthropological archaeology and cultural ecology."
Release

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Susan Toby Evans,David L. Webster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815308874

Category: Reference

Page: 948

View: 3682

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A reference devoted to the pre-Columbian archaeology of Mesoamerica features in-depth articles on the major cultural areas of ancient Mexico and Central America, coverage of important sites, articles on day-to-day life of ancient peoples in these regions, and several b & w regional and site maps and photographs.
Release

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

Author: Herbert J. Spinden

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144836

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 430

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Classic study of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Maya, Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, many others. History, gods, calendars, religions, ceremonies, more. 47 black-and-white plates. 86 text figures.
Release

The Worlds of Joseph Smith

A Bicentennial Conference at the Library of Congress

Author: John Woodland Welch

Publisher: Brigham Young University Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mormon Church

Page: 325

View: 3590

DOWNLOAD NOW »

These articles, presented at the Library of Congress Symposium in May 2005, explore JOseph Smith through the lenses of ancient history and carchaeology, personal hisory, theological contributions, and the formation of a world religion. Authors include Richard Bushman, Robert Remini, Richard Hughes, Grant Underwood, Terryl Givens, Margaret Barker, John Clark, John Welch, Dallin Oaks, David Paulsen, Richard Mouw, Randall Balmer, Robert Millet, Douglas Davies, Gerald McDermott, Jan Shipps, and Roger Keller.
Release

The Art of Mesoamerica

From Olmec to Aztec

Author: Mary Ellen Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5635

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Mary Ellen Miller evocatively surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations--Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztecas well as those of their less well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly colored paintings emerge from these pages as vividly as when they first astonished Cortes's men in 1519.The fourth edition of this standard work includes exciting new discoveries, from Palenque, Mexico, where architecture and sculpture reveal a dramatic eighth century, to San Bartolo, Guatemala, where Maya paintings have riveted an international audience. Continuing hieroglyphic decipherments provide fresh insights. The revised edition of the Art of Mesoamerica is the ideal companion for art historians, students, and travelers alike.
Release

Latin America

The Development of Its Civilization

Author: Helen Miller Bailey,Abraham Phineas Nasatir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

Page: 822

View: 4590

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Release