Classic-Period Cultural Currents in Southern and Central Veracruz

Classic-Period Cultural Currents in Southern and Central Veracruz

by Philip J. Arnold III
     
 

This book explores the diverse traditions and dynamic interactions along the Mexican Gulf lowlands at the height of their cultural florescence. Best known for their elaborate ball game rituals and precocious inscriptions with long-count dates, these cultures served as a critical nexus between the civilizations of highland Mexico and the lowland Maya, influencing… See more details below

Overview

This book explores the diverse traditions and dynamic interactions along the Mexican Gulf lowlands at the height of their cultural florescence. Best known for their elaborate ball game rituals and precocious inscriptions with long-count dates, these cultures served as a critical nexus between the civilizations of highland Mexico and the lowland Maya, influencing developments in both regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884023500
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Other Titles in Pre-Columbian Studies Series
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Charting Classic Veracruz Philip J. Arnold III Arnold, Philip J., III Christopher A. Pool Pool, Christopher A. 1

Historical Currents in Classic Veracruz Research Philip J. Arnold III Arnold, Philip J., III Christopher A. Pool Pool, Christopher A. Richard A. Diehl Diehl, Richard A. 23

The Epi-Olmec Language and Its Neighbors Terrence Kaufman Kaufman, Terrence John Justeson Justeson, John 55

Polity and Economy in the Western Lower Papaloapan Basin Barbara L. Stark Stark, Barbara L. 85

Architectural Plans, Factionalism, and the Proto-Classic - Classic Transition at Tres Zapotes Christopher A. Pool Pool, Christopher A. 121

The Epi-Olmec Tradition at Cerro de las Mesas in the Classic Period John Justeson Justeson, John Terrence Kaufman Kaufman, Terrence 159

Ball Courts and Politics in the Lower Cotaxtla Valley: A Model to Understand Classic Central Veracruz? Annick Daneels Daneels, Annick 197

Continuity and Change in Late Classic Southern Veracruz Art, Hieroglyphs, and Religion Cherra Wyllie Wyllie, Cherra 225

Social Landscapes and Political Dynamics in the Southern Gulf-Coast Lowlands (AD 500-1000) Javier Urcid Urcid, Javier Thomas W. Killion Killion, Thomas W. 259

Classic Currents in the West-Central Tuxtlas Philip J. Arnold III Arnold, Philip J., III Robert S. Santley Santley, Robert S. 293

Iconographic Interaction between El Tajin and South-Central Veracruz Rex Koontz Koontz, Rex 323

Notes on Contributors 361

Index 367

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