Ancient Mesoamerica: A Comparison of Change in Three Regions / Edition 2

Ancient Mesoamerica: A Comparison of Change in Three Regions / Edition 2

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by Richard E. Blanton, Stephen A. Kowalewski, Gary M. Feinman, Laura M. Finsten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521446066

ISBN-13: 9780521446068

Pub. Date: 04/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mesoamerica has become one of the world's most important areas for research into the emergence of complex human societies. Between 10,000 years ago and the arrival of the Spanish in 1521, some of the most significant changes in the evolution of human societies occurred. These included the emergence of agriculture and sedentary villages, the growth of centralized

Overview

Mesoamerica has become one of the world's most important areas for research into the emergence of complex human societies. Between 10,000 years ago and the arrival of the Spanish in 1521, some of the most significant changes in the evolution of human societies occurred. These included the emergence of agriculture and sedentary villages, the growth of centralized governments (chiefdoms and states), and the rise of market systems, cities, and highly stratified social systems. In the 1970s and 1980s a number of ambitious research efforts produced exciting data on culture change in Mesoamerica. In this revised and updated 1993 edition of a book first published in 1981, the authors present a synthesis of Mesoamerican prehistory, focusing on three of its most intensively studied regions, the Valleys of Oaxaca and Mexico and the Maya lowlands. An original framework of ideas is developed to explain long-term change in complex societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521446068
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Series:
New Studies in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. The growth of Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnohistory; 2. Preceramic Mesoamerica; 3. The Valley of Oaxaca; 4. The Valley of Mexico; 5. The eastern lowlands; 6. Comparisons and conclusions.

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