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After Monte Alban: Transformation and Negotiation in Oaxaca, Mexico

After Monte Alban: Transformation and Negotiation in Oaxaca, Mexico

by Jeffrey P. Blomster


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870818967
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Mesoamerican Worlds: from the Olmecs to the Danzantes Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey P. Blomster is an assistant professor of anthropology at George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Part I The Late Classic / Postclassic in Oaxaca-An Introduction

1 Changing Cloud Formations: The Sociopolitics of Oaxaca in Late Classic / Postclassic Mesoamerica Jeffrey P. Blomster 3

Part II Chronology, Continuity, and Disjunction: Etic and Emic Perspectives

2 Advances in Denning the Classic-Postclassic Portion of the Valley of Oaxaca Ceramic Chronology: Occurrence and Phyletic Seriation Robert Markens 49

3 The Postclassic Period in the Valley of Oaxaca: The Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Records Michel R. Oudijk 95

4 Heirlooms and Ruins: High Culture, Mesoamerican Civilization, and the Postclassic Oaxacan Tradition Byron Ellsworth Hamann 119

Part III Continuity and Abandonment of Houses in the Valley of Oaxaca: Lambityeco and Macuilxóchitl

5 The Classic to Postclassic at Lambityeco Michael D. Lind 171

6 Ethnohistory, Oral History, and Archaeology at Macuilxóchitl: Perspectives on the Postclassic Period (800-1521 CE) in the Valley of Oaxaca Robert Markens Marcus Winter Cira Martínez López 193

Part IV Changing Power Relations and Interaction in the Lower Río Verde Valley

7 Domination, Negotiation, and Collapse: A History of Centralized Authority on the Oaxaca Coast before the Late Postclassic Arthur A. Joyce 219

8 Interregional Networks of the Oaxacan Early Postclassic: Connecting the Coast and the Highlands Stacie M. King 255

Part V Sacred History and Legitimization in the Mixteca Alta

9 Legitimization, Negotiation, and Appropriation in Postclassic Oaxaca: Mixtec Stone Codices Jeffrey P. Blomster 295

10 Tree Birth, the Solar Oracle, and Achiutla: Mixtec Sacred History and the Classic to Postclassic Transition Bruce E. Byland 331

Part VI New Research Frontiers in Oaxaca and Eastern Guerrero

11 Classic and Postclassic Archaeological Features of the Mixteca-Tlapaneca-Nahua Region of Guerrero: Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me the Classic Period Was Over? Gerardo Gutiérrez 367

12 Classic to Postclassic in Four Oaxaca Regions: The Mazateca, the Chinantla, the Mixe Region, and the Southern Isthmus-Marcus Whiter 393

List of Contributors 427

Index 429

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