Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica

Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica

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by Christopher Pool
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052178882X

ISBN-13: 9780521788823

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

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

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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:
9780521788823
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
914,372
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. 'Great Stone Faces of the Mexican Jungle'; 3. Olman, the land of the Olmecs; 4. Olmec beginnings; 5. Olmec transformations: the Middle Formative period; 6. The Olmecs and Mesoamerica; 7. Collapse, continuity, and evolution: Late Formative Olman; 8. The Olmecs and their legacy.

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