Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare / Edition 1

Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare / Edition 1

by Kathryn M. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 075910283X

ISBN-13: 9780759102835

Pub. Date: 11/15/2003

Publisher: AltaMira Press

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…  See more details below

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759102835
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Ch. 1Studying Warfare in Ancient Mesoamerica1
Ch. 2The Role of Ceramics in the Study of Conflict in Maya Archaeology19
Ch. 3The Politics of Warfare in the Usumacinta Basin: La Pasadita and the Realm of Bird Jaguar31
Ch. 4Imperialism in Pre-Aztec Mesoamerica: Monte Alban, Teotihuacan, and the Lower Rio Verde Valley49
Ch. 5Evaluating the Archaeological Signatures of Maya Ritual and Conflict75
Ch. 6Evidence of Conflict during the Middle Formative in the Maya Lowlands: A View from Blackman Eddy, Belize91
Ch. 7The History of Warfare at Yaxuna109
Ch. 8The Symbolic Representation of Warfare in Formative Period Mesoamerica127
Ch. 9Butterfly War at Teotihuacan149
Ch. 10Texts and Contexts in Maya Warfare: A Brief Consideration of Epigraphy and Archaeology at Caracol, Belize171
Ch. 11Early Classic Maya Conquest in Words and Deeds189
Ch. 12Ethnic Conflict in Postclassic Cholula, Mexico219
Ch. 13A Macabre Sense of Humor: Dramas of Conflict and War in Mesoamerica245
Ch. 14Warfare in the American Southwest and Mesoamerica: Parallels and Contrasts265
Ch. 15Warfare in Ancient Mesoamerica: A Summary View287
Bibliography303
Index359
About the Contributors365

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