Gordon R. Willey and American Archaeology

Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Jeremy A. Sabloff,William Leonard Fash

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138053

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Gauging the impact of one scholar's contributions to modern archaeology
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Latin American Research Review

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Talking About People

Readings in Contemporary Cultural Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland,Robert J. Gordon

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9781559341417

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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A supplementary reader for cultural anthropology courses that consists entirely of contemporary articles that are global in both authorship and perspective. Recognizing the centrality of fieldwork to anthropological knowledge, the Third Edition includes essays that deal specifically with the nature and dilemmas of fieldwork. These essays, several of which have been commissioned especially for this volume, consider the changing status of the field, the nature of anthropological learning in the field, and ethical issues and dilemmas
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Specialization, Exchange and Complex Societies

Author: Elizabeth M. Brumfiel,Timothy K. Earle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521321181

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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This book, a comparative study of specialised production in prehistoric societies, examines approaches to specialization and exchange.
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Maya Postclassic State Formation

Segmentary Lineage Migration in Advancing Frontiers

Author: John W. Fox

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521321105

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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John Fox here offers a fresh and persuasive view of the crucial Classic-Postclassic transition that determined the shape of the later Maya state. Drawing this data from ethnographic analogy and native chronicles as well as archaeology, he identifies segmentary lineage organisation as the key to understanding both the political organisation and the long-distance migrations observed among the Quiche Maya of Guatemala and Mexico. The first part of the book traces the origins of the Quiche, Itza and Xiu to the homeland on the Mexican Gulf coast where they acquired their potent Toltec mythology and identifies early segmentary lineages that developed as a result of social forces in the frontier zone. Dr Fox then matches the known anthropological characteristics of segmentary lineages against the Mayan kinship relationships described in documents and deduced from the spatial patterning within Quiche towns and cities. His conclusion, that the inherently fissile nature of segmentary lineages caused the leapfrogging migrations of up to 500km observed amongst the Maya, offers a convincing solution to a problem that has long puzzled scholars.
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Pre-Columbian Foodways

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Food, Culture, and Markets in Ancient Mesoamerica

Author: John Staller,Michael Carrasco

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441904713

Category: Social Science

Page: 691

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The significance of food and feasting to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures has been extensively studied by archaeologists, anthropologists and art historians. Foodways studies have been critical to our understanding of early agriculture, political economies, and the domestication and management of plants and animals. Scholars from diverse fields have explored the symbolic complexity of food and its preparation, as well as the social importance of feasting in contemporary and historical societies. This book unites these disciplinary perspectives — from the social and biological sciences to art history and epigraphy — creating a work comprehensive in scope, which reveals our increasing understanding of the various roles of foods and cuisines in Mesoamerican cultures. The volume is organized thematically into three sections. Part 1 gives an overview of food and feasting practices as well as ancient economies in Mesoamerica. Part 2 details ethnographic, epigraphic and isotopic evidence of these practices. Finally, Part 3 presents the metaphoric value of food in Mesoamerican symbolism, ritual, and mythology. The resulting volume provides a thorough, interdisciplinary resource for understanding, food, feasting, and cultural practices in Mesoamerica.
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Handbook of Latin American Studies

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ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

Page: 853

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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.
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