Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica

Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica

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by Christopher Pool
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521783127

ISBN-13: 9780521783125

Pub. Date: 11/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Between 1500 and 500 BC the Olmecs flourished in the tropical lowlands of Mexico's Gulf Coast, creating the most complex of Mesoamerica's early societies and its first monumental art. Emphasising the strategies of political leaders and the environmental and social diversity within the Olmec region, this up-to-date and comprehensive study describes the history of Olmec…  See more details below

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Between 1500 and 500 BC the Olmecs flourished in the tropical lowlands of Mexico's Gulf Coast, creating the most complex of Mesoamerica's early societies and its first monumental art. Emphasising the strategies of political leaders and the environmental and social diversity within the Olmec region, this up-to-date and comprehensive study describes the history of Olmec research, synthesises recent scholarship on the ecology, economy, socio-political organisation and ideology of Olmec society, and evaluates current debates over the influence of the Olmecs on their contemporaries and their contributions to later Mesoamerican civilisations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521783125
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     xi
List of Tables     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     1
"Great Stone Faces of the Mexican Jungle"     34
Olman, the Land of the Olmecs     66
Olmec Beginnings     92
Olmec Transformations: The Middle Formative Period     145
The Olmecs and Mesoamerica     179
Collapse, Continuity, and Evolution: Late Formative Olman     243
The Olmecs and Their Legacy     282
Notes     303
References Cited     309
Index     337

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