Faking Ancient Mesoamerica

Faking Ancient Mesoamerica

by Nancy L Kelker, Karen O Bruhns
     
 

This is an important accessible introduction to pre-Columbian art fraud of Central Americafor archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals alike.See more details below

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This is an important accessible introduction to pre-Columbian art fraud of Central Americafor archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598741490
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Credits 6

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 The Secret Lies of Fakes 15

2 Forgery Is Not New 31

3 The Nine Lives of Fakes 45

4 A Rogues' Gallery oh Forgers, Fakers, and Facilitators 59

5 Escaping De Landa's Bonfire of the Vanities 81

6 Between a Rock and a Hard Fake 111

7 Feat of Clay 129

8 The Lapidary's Lament 161

9 Skullduggery 191

10 Wooden Men, Golden Gods, and Tales on the Wall 203

Epilogue: A Word to the Wise 219

Notes 225

References 229

Index 245

About the Authors 256

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