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Mesoamerica

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  • Motagua Colonialby Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1998; US$ 10.95

    The Classic era centers of Quirigua and Copan are the eastern most outposts of early Mayan civilization. The Middle Motagua served as the source of Mesoamerica's most precious material. It was the home of the jade that was so highly valued by ancient peoples. With the fall, close to 1000 A.D. of Quirigua, Copan and their satellite communities,... more...

  • Cities of the Maya in Seven Epochs, 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1903by Steve Glassman; Armando Anaya

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    Telling the story of the Maya peoples from their earliest beginnings to the start of the 20th century, this book divides the 3,000 year time span into seven distinct sections. Each provides a detailed vignette of the events, explorers, and people of a particular Maya era, starting with the tropical lowlands' Olmec civilization. Among the topics... more...

  • The New Archaeology and the Ancient Mayaby Jeremy A. Sabloff

    Henry Holt and Co. 1994; US$ 8.99

    Nowadays, archaeological investigators don't just dig up the past   They use high-tech equipment, chemical analyses, sampling strategies, and other modern means to gain a better understanding of why and how cultures change.  Using the study of the Maya as a test case, Jeremy Sabloff shows how the exciting transformation of archaeology is shedding... more...

  • Bonds of Bloodby Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 29.95

    The history of the Aztecs has been haunted by the spectre of human sacrifice. Reinvesting the Aztecs with a humanity frequently denied to them, and exploring their spectacular religious violence as a comprehensible element of life, this book integrates a fresh interpretation of gender with an innovative study of the everyday life of the Aztecs. more...

  • The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamericaby Joel W. Palka

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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... more...

  • The Beginnings of Mesoamerican Civilizationby Robert M. Rosenswig

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    Rosenswig proposes that we understand Early Formative Mesoamerica as an archipelago of complex societies. more...

  • Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeologyby Charles W. Golden; Greg Borgstede

    Routledge 2004; US$ 120.00

    Presents the current state of of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the past hundred years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the more...

  • Ancient Maya Traders of Ambergris Cayeby Thomas H. Guderjan

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Archaeologists are unsure exactly when the Maya inhabited the coastal areas of Belize, but ample evidence exists to support an extensive maritime trade network along the coast by A.D. 600 This volume focuses on the maritime trade network sites on Ambergris Caye, Belize where excavations have revealed remnants of very small villages, or camps, along... more...

  • The First Maya Civilizationby Francisco Estrada-Belli

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    The First Maya Civilization discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions. more...

  • The Early Mesoamerican Villageby Kent V Flannery; Jeremy A Sabloff

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 42.95

    One of the classic works of archaeology, The Early Mesoamerican Village was among the first studies to fully embrace the processual movement of the 1970s. Dancing around an ongoing dialogue on methods and goals between the Real Mesoamerican Archaeologist, the Great Synthesizer, and the Skeptical Graduate Student, it is both a seminal tract on scientific... more...