Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare

Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare

by Kathryn M. Brown, Travis W. Stanton, James M. Ambrosino, Traci Ardren, George Bey
     
 

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US and Canadian archaeologists broaden the understanding of warfare and violent conflict in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and address approaches to the study of warfare in the archaeological record. They cover spatial boundaries and the material record, ritual, epigraphic and iconographic approaches, ethnohistoric and ethnographic approaches, and a comparison of warfare

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US and Canadian archaeologists broaden the understanding of warfare and violent conflict in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and address approaches to the study of warfare in the archaeological record. They cover spatial boundaries and the material record, ritual, epigraphic and iconographic approaches, ethnohistoric and ethnographic approaches, and a comparison of warfare in Mesoamerica with that in the American southwest. The ample photographs and reproductions are monochrome. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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CHOICE
In this volume, 20 archaeologists review decades of previous studies and explain the many kinds of conflict and the methods for recognizing them from material evidence. The chapters feature well-illustrated case studies derived from the author's excavations and from hieroglyphic inscriptions, pictorial evidence, historic documents, and ethnographic comparisons....Highly recommended.
— K. A. Dixon, Emeritus, Califonia State University, Long Beach
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare is an admirable study examining warfare in chiefdom and early state societies. While the geographic focus is on Mesoamerica, the theoretical nd methodological scope of the papers should have wide appeal to scholars working in other geographic regions and time periods. The book also provides a glimpse into the different ways archaeologists are attempting to deal with warfare.
History In Review
Riveting and detailed... Students and scholars with a diverse range of interests including archaeology, anthropology, the history of warfare, as well as Mesoamerican studies, will find this book essential reading as it is a vital resource for anyone desirous of acquiring an understanding of the role that warfare played in the development and history of ancient Mesoamerican societies. It is also an excellent reference guide to warfare in ancient Mesoamerica and is well suited for use as a supplemental text in any number of univeristy level courses.
Choice
In this volume, 20 archaeologists review decades of previous studies and explain the many kinds of conflict and the methods for recognizing them from material evidence. The chapters feature well-illustrated case studies derived from the author's excavations and from hieroglyphic inscriptions, pictorial evidence, historic documents, and ethnographic comparisons....Highly recommended.
— K. A. Dixon, Emeritus, Califonia State University, Long Beach
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare is an admirable study examining warfare in chiefdom and early state societies. While the geographic focus is on Mesoamerica, the theoretical nd methodological scope of the papers should have wide appeal to scholars working in other geographic regions and time periods. The book also provides a glimpse into the different ways archaeologists are attempting to deal with warfare.
CHOICE - K. A. Dixon
In this volume, 20 archaeologists review decades of previous studies and explain the many kinds of conflict and the methods for recognizing them from material evidence. The chapters feature well-illustrated case studies derived from the author's excavations and from hieroglyphic inscriptions, pictorial evidence, historic documents, and ethnographic comparisons....Highly recommended.
Antiquity
The editors introduce 14 apt and searching papers on warfare by a roster of eminent authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759102828
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.18(d)

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