Pre-Columbian Gold: Technology and Iconography

Pre-Columbian Gold: Technology and Iconography

by Colin McEwan
     
 

Pre-Columbian Gold is a compilation of 13 essays by leading international scholars (archaeologists, art historians, metallurgists, etc.) that presents the latest research into the technology and iconography of pre-Columbian goldworking; areas covered are Peru, Bolivia, and Chile; Ecuador and Colombia; Central America and the Caribbean.

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Pre-Columbian Gold is a compilation of 13 essays by leading international scholars (archaeologists, art historians, metallurgists, etc.) that presents the latest research into the technology and iconography of pre-Columbian goldworking; areas covered are Peru, Bolivia, and Chile; Ecuador and Colombia; Central America and the Caribbean.

Essays include discussions of gold offerings from excavations at Batan Grande, Peru; a description of recently discovered Malagana goldwork from Colombia; and an account of gold found in archaeological contexts from Panama. The results of analytical work on these finds have yielded new insights into Pre-Columbian social organization and beliefs, which are complemented by breakthroughs in iconographic interpretation of Nasca gold masks. The essays are comprehensively illustrated with 209 black-and-white photos and 37 color plates.

Pre-Columbian Gold is the first interdisciplinary volume of its kind to cover a wide range of the principal Pre-Columbian goldworking cultures in the Americas. Both authoritative and accessible, it will be an important reference work for scholars but equally of interest to the non-specialist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579582876
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2000
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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