Archaeology of Communities: New World Perspective

Archaeology of Communities: New World Perspective

by Marcello-Andrea Canuto, Jason Yaeger both at
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415222788

ISBN-13: 9780415222785

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Archaeology of Communities develops a critical evaluation of community and shows that it represents more than a mere aggregation of households. This collection bridges the gap between studies of ancient societies and ancient households. The community is taken to represent more than a mere aggregation of households, it exists in part through shared

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The Archaeology of Communities develops a critical evaluation of community and shows that it represents more than a mere aggregation of households. This collection bridges the gap between studies of ancient societies and ancient households. The community is taken to represent more than a mere aggregation of households, it exists in part through shared identities, as well as frequent interaction and inter-household integration.
Drawing on case studies which range in location from the Mississippi Valley to New Mexico, from the Southern Andes to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Madison County, Virginia, the book explores and discusses communities from a whole range of periods, from Pre-Columbian to the late Classic. Discussions of actual communities are reinforced by strong debate on, for example, the distinction between 'Imagined Community' and 'Natural Community.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415222785
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface--Marcello A. Canuto and Jason Yaeger

1. Introduction: Problems and Prospects of an Archaeology of Communities--Jason Yaeger and Marcello A. Canuto

2. Politicization and Community in the Pre-Columbian Mississippi Valley--Timothy R. Pauketat

3. Heterarchy and Hierarchy: The Community Plan as Institution in Cahokia's Polity--Mark W. Mehrer

4. Making Pueblo Communities: Architectural Discourse at Kotyiti, New Mexico--Robert W. Preucel

5. Between the Household and the Empire: Structural Relationships within and among Aztec Communities and Polities--Timothy S. Hare

6. "Crafting" Communities: The Materialization of Formative Maya Identities--Mary Lee Bartlett and Patricia A. McAnany

7. The Social Construction of Communities in the Classic Maya Countryside: Strategies of Affiliation in Western Belize--Jason Yaeger

8. Heterarchy, History, and Material Reality: "Communities" in Late Classic Honduras--Rosemary A. Joyce and Julia A. Hendon

9. Gender, Status, and Community in Early Formative Valdivia Society--James A. Zeidler

10. Communities without Borders-The Vertical Archipelago, and Diaspora Communities in the Southern Andes--Paul S. Goldstein

11. Archaeological Considerations of "Appalachian" Identity: Community-Based Archaeology in the Blue Ridge Mountains--Audrey J. Horning

12. Toward and Archaeology of Communities--Joyce Marcus

13. What We Should Be Studying: The "Imagined Community" and the "Natural Community"--William H. Isbell

Index

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