Ancient Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: Susan Toby Evans
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9780500290668
Category: Central America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mexico and Central America Book Excerpt:

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.

Ancient Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: American Museum of Natural History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indian art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mexico and Central America Book Excerpt:

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: Susan Toby Evans,David L. Webster
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780815308874
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America

Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America
Author: Edgar Lee Hewett
Publsiher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1968
ISBN: 9780819602053
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America
Author: Herbert Joseph Spinden
Publsiher: Franklin Classics
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-10-10
ISBN: 9780342084289
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America Book Excerpt:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America Illustrations

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America  Illustrations
Author: Herbert Joseph Spinden
Publsiher: Anthropological Handbook Fund
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1928
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Central America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America Illustrations Book Excerpt:

This little book is intended as a general commentary and explanation of the more important phases of the ancient life and arts of the Indians of Mexico and Central America, and especially of their history. The substance of it is drawn from many sources, for the anthropologist must mould together and harmonize the gross results of several sciences. Archæology, ethnology, somatology, and linguistics all make their special contributions and we are only on the threshold of our subject. In the Mexican and Central American field we find the accumulated writings that result from four hundred years of European contact with the Indians and in addition a mass of native documents and monumental inscriptions expressed in several hieroglyphic systems. The general method of this book will be to take up in order the recognized “horizons” of pre-Columbian history, beginning with the earliest of which we have knowledge. In relation to each horizon we will examine the records and discuss the principal developments in arts, beliefs, and social structures. The introductory chapter is designed to put before the reader such facts as may be necessary for a ready understanding of the discussions and explanations that will follow. The Mexican Hall of the American Museum of Natural History furnishes illustrations of most of the facts given herewith. This Hall contains both originals and casts brought together by various expeditions of the Museum and of other scientific institutions. The principal patrons of science 6 whose names should be mentioned in connection with the upbuilding of these collections are: Willard Brown, Austin Corbin, R. P. Doremus, Anson W. Hard, Archer M. Huntington, Morris K. Jesup, James H. Jones, Minor C. Keith, the Duke of Loubat, William Mack, Henry Marquand, Doctor William Pepper, A. D. Straus, I. McI. Strong, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry Villard, William C. Whitney. But thanks are also due to innumerable persons who have contributed single specimens and small collections as well as those who have placed information at the disposal of the scientific staff. The principal collectors have been: George Byron Gordon, Aleš Hrdlička, Carl Lumholtz, Francis C. Nicholas, Marshall H. Saville, Eduard Seler, Herbert J. Spinden, and John L. Stephens.

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America
Author: Herbert J. Spinden
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-09-28
ISBN: 0486144836
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America Book Excerpt:

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.

Ancient life in Mexico and Central America

Ancient life in Mexico and Central America
Author: Edgar Lee Hewett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient life in Mexico and Central America Book Excerpt:

Ancient America in Notes on American Archaeology

Ancient America in Notes on American Archaeology
Author: John Dennison Baldwin
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1465511504
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mexico and Central America
Author: American Museum of Natural History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indian art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mexico and Central America Book Excerpt:

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America
Author: Spinden Herbert Joseph 1879-1967
Publsiher: Hardpress Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 9781313471091
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America Book Excerpt:

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Mythology of the Aztecs and Maya

Mythology of the Aztecs and Maya
Author: David M. Jones
Publsiher: Southwater Pub
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781842158654
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythology of the Aztecs and Maya Book Excerpt:

A fascinating exploration of the mythologies of the Aztecs and the Mayas.

Central American Mythology

Central American Mythology
Author: Matt Clayton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2020-01-19
ISBN: 9781952191213
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Central American Mythology Book Excerpt:

Mexico and the Central American states are home to many indigenous peoples, each of whom speaks their own language and lives according to their own customs. The loving god Olocupinele creates the world of the Cuna of Panama, while the goddess Nakawe' destroys and then remakes the world of the Huichol of Mexico.

The Postclassic to Spanish era Transition in Mesoamerica

The Postclassic to Spanish era Transition in Mesoamerica
Author: Susan Kepecs,Rani T. Alexander
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780826337399
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postclassic to Spanish era Transition in Mesoamerica Book Excerpt:

In this volume, thirteen anthropological archaeologists working in historical time frames in Mesoamerica, including editors Susan Kepecs and Rani Alexander, break down the artificial barrier between archaeology and history by offering new material evidence of the transition from native-ruled, prehispanic society to the age of Spanish administration. Taken together, the chapters contained herein cover most of the key Mesoamerican regions that eventually came under Spanish control. The authors bring new empirical information to bear on the problem of how prehispanic social, political, and economic organization were transformed, as independent Maya kingdoms, the Aztec empire (with its client states), the Tarascans, and other more distant polities once linked through the macroregional economic web of the Postclassic period were forcibly incorporated into Spains transatlantic domain. The complex processes of multidirectional interaction and culture contact among Mesoamericans and Europeans are colored by cultural diversity, culture clash, and varied responses ranging from accommodation to resistance to active rebellion. These case studies also illuminate how native organization altered the Spanish imperial process. Ultimately, this volume provides a link between past and present, since Mesoamerican peoples continue to negotiate the effects of globalization on their societies. Susan Kepecs is an honorary fellow in the department of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rani T. Alexander is an associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.Contributors: Thomas H. Charlton is professor ofanthropology, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Susan Toby Evans is professor of anthropology, Pennsylvania State University. Patricia Fournier Garca is professor of anthropology, Escuela Nacional de Antropologa e Historia, Mxico, D.F. Janine Gasco is associate professor of anthropology, California State University-Dominguez Hills. Mark T. Lycett is research associate of anthropology, University of Chicago. Cynthia L. Otis Charlton is an independent scholar, Wellman, Iowa. Joel W. Palka is associate professor of anthropology, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois-Chicago. Helen Perlstein Pollard is professor of anthropology, Michigan State University. Don S. Rice is professor of anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Prudence M. Rice is professor of anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Enrique Rodrguez-Alegra is assistant professor of anthropology, University of Texas-Austin.

Mesoamerican Mythology

Mesoamerican Mythology
Author: Kay Almere Read,Jason J. Gonzalez
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2002-06-13
ISBN: 0195149092
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesoamerican Mythology Book Excerpt:

An excellent resource, Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology introduces readers to the mythology of Mexico and Central America. Its chief focus is on Mexican Highland and Maya areas, as they were, and are, of utmost importance to Mesoamerican history. An extensive and edifying introduction defines the nature of myth, the Mesoamericans as a people, and the cultural worldview that informed Mesoamerican mythology. The Handbook presents historical and mythological timelines, with each time period and cultural group fully defined. Also featured is a quick geographical and historical survey of Mesoamerica from the Paleoindian Era to the present, as well as a discussion of some of the challenges and possibilities that structure Mesoamerican studies. Moreover, an extensive reference list and a glossary of cultural and mythological terms are included, and pronunciation guides are given throughout. With an annotated bibliography that ranges from film to websites, fiction to poetry, and from introductory to scholarly works, the book is an all-embracing portal to its subject.

Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America Illustrated

Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America     Illustrated
Author: Edgar Lee HEWETT
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America Illustrated Book Excerpt:

Sources of Ancient Middle American History

Sources of Ancient Middle American History
Author: Louise Sophia Brekke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1923
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Central America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology
Author: Deborah L. Nichols,Christopher A. Pool
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2012-08-22
ISBN: 0199875006
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology provides a current and comprehensive guide to the recent and on-going archaeology of Mesoamerica. Though the emphasis is on prehispanic societies, this Handbook also includes coverage of important new work by archaeologists on the Colonial and Republican periods. Unique among recent works, the text brings together in a single volume article-length regional syntheses and topical overviews written by active scholars in the field of Mesoamerican archaeology. The first section of the Handbook provides an overview of recent history and trends of Mesoamerica and articles on national archaeology programs and practice in Central America and Mexico written by archaeologists from these countries. These are followed by regional syntheses organized by time period, beginning with early hunter-gatherer societies and the first farmers of Mesoamerica and concluding with a discussion of the Spanish Conquest and frontiers and peripheries of Mesoamerica. Topical and comparative articles comprise the remainder of Handbook. They cover important dimensions of prehispanic societies--from ecology, economy, and environment to social and political relations--and discuss significant methodological contributions, such as geo-chemical source studies, as well as new theories and diverse theoretical perspectives. The Handbook concludes with a section on the archaeology of the Spanish conquest and the Colonial and Republican periods to connect the prehispanic, proto-historic, and historic periods. This volume will be a must-read for students and professional archaeologists, as well as other scholars including historians, art historians, geographers, and ethnographers with an interest in Mesoamerica.

The Oxford Handbook of Central American History

The Oxford Handbook of Central American History
Author: Robert H. Holden
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0190928360
Category: Central America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Central American History Book Excerpt:

"Central America is a region defined primarily by its geographical configuration as a canal-friendly isthmus, and its three-century history as the Spanish Kingdom of Guatemala. Having gained independence in 1821, the Kingdom broke up into the nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica after two turbulent decades as a federated republic. Political instability and violence, poverty and inequality, ethnic strife, military rule, and a historic economic dependence on the export of coffee and bananas marked the region's history. Owing both to its isthmian geography and habitual political strife, Central America became the most frequent target of US government intervention. Intense US political, economic and military action both preceded and accompanied the revolutionary civil wars of the 1970s and '80s. Devastating in their human costs, they delivered modest political reforms but world-record levels of criminal violence tied to drug trafficking. With British Honduras' independence from Great Britain in 1981 as Belize, and the acquisition by Panama of full sovereignty over its territory in 1999, Central America increasingly defined itself as region of seven countries. The Oxford Handbook of Central American History offers critical analyses of major themes in the historiography of this seven-nation region of Latin America. Essays written by leading scholars of Central America engage both the neophyte's search for basic orientation and context, and the experienced scholar's interest in evaluative critiques of the historical literature. Individual chapters interpret the histories of each of the seven countries, but most focus on themes that cut across national boundaries, beginning with the history of the region's extraordinarily diverse natural environment, and continuing with the indigenous peoples, the Spanish conquest and colonial rule, and the independence process. Other chapters interpret economic history, US relations, the armed forces, the Cold War, religion and literature, illuminating Central America's regional coherence within Latin America while emphasizing its diversity within and across national boundaries"--

Stone Trees Transplanted Central Mexican Stelae of the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic and the Question of Maya Influence

Stone Trees Transplanted  Central Mexican Stelae of the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic and the Question of Maya    Influence
Author: Keith Jordan
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN: 1784910112
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stone Trees Transplanted Central Mexican Stelae of the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic and the Question of Maya Influence Book Excerpt:

Stelae dating to the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic from Tula, Xochicalco, and other sites in Central Mexico have been cited as evidence of Classic Maya `influence' on Central Mexican art during these periods. This book re-evaluates these claims via detailed comparative analysis of the Central Mexican stelae and their claimed Maya counterparts.