The Social Experience of Childhood in Ancient MesoAmerica

The Social Experience of Childhood in Ancient MesoAmerica

by Traci Ardren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870818279

ISBN-13: 9780870818271

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

The first book to focus on children in ancient Mesoamerica, this vital reference offers a key methodological guide for archaeologists studying children and their roles not only in Mesoamerica, but also in ancient societies worldwide.

Contributors examine material evidence, historical records, and iconography, productively criticizing the claim that children are

Overview

The first book to focus on children in ancient Mesoamerica, this vital reference offers a key methodological guide for archaeologists studying children and their roles not only in Mesoamerica, but also in ancient societies worldwide.

Contributors examine material evidence, historical records, and iconography, productively criticizing the claim that children are invisible in the archaeological record and elucidating an ancient childhood comprising multiple and complex identities. They explore the methodological and theoretical difficulties created when investigating childhood - a category defined by each culture - in the archaeological record.

Sure to appeal widely to New World and Old World archaeologists and anthropologists, The Social Experience of Childhood in Ancient Mesoamerica will open up new avenues of research into the lives of this previously overlooked yet remarkably large population.

Contributors include Traci Ardren, Ximena Chávez Balderas, Billie Follensbee, Byron Hamann, Scott R. Hutson, Rosemary A. Joyce, Stacie M. King, Jeanne Lopiparo, Patricia McAnany, Geoffrey G. McCafferty, Sharisse D. McCafferty, Juan Alberto Román Berrelleza, Rebecca Storey, Rissa M. Trachman, Fred Valdez Jr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870818271
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Mesoamerican Worlds Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,083,184
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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