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Olmec Art and Archaeology in Mesoamerica

Olmec Art and Archaeology in Mesoamerica

by John F. Clark
     
 

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This handsome volume presents the creations of Mesoamerica’s most ancient societies in their archaeological contexts. The Olmec—best known for a unique style of monumental stone head and jade were-jaguar—were based along the Gulf of Mexico but have also been linked to other Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Maya and Aztec. This book discusses

Overview

This handsome volume presents the creations of Mesoamerica’s most ancient societies in their archaeological contexts. The Olmec—best known for a unique style of monumental stone head and jade were-jaguar—were based along the Gulf of Mexico but have also been linked to other Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Maya and Aztec. This book discusses recent spectacular finds and provides a framework for understanding the history, art, and archaeology of the Olmec.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300114461
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Studies in the History of Art Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Clark is professor of anthropology at Brigham Young University and director of the New World Archaeological Foundation. Mary E. Pye is a research associate with the New World Archaeological Foundation.

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