After Monte Alban: Transformation and Negotiation in Oaxaca, Mexico available in Hardcover
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- University Press of Colorado
After Monte Albán reveals the richness and interregional relevance of Postclassic transformations in the area now known as Oaxaca, which lies between Central Mexico and the Maya area and, as contributors to this volume demonstrate, achieved cultural centrality in pan-Mesoamerican networks. Large nucleated states throughout Oaxaca collapsed after 700 C.E., including the great Zapotec state centered in the Valley of Oaxaca, Monte Albán. Elite culture changed in fundamental ways as small city-states proliferated in Oaxaca, each with a new ruling dynasty required to devise novel strategies of legitimization. The vast majority of the population, though, sustained continuity in lifestyle, religion, and cosmology.
Contributors synthesize these regional transformations and continuities in the lower Rio Verde Valley, the Valley of Oaxaca, and the Mixteca Alta. They provide data from material culture, architecture, codices, ethnohistoric documents, and ceramics, including a revised ceramic chronology from the Late Classic to the end of the Postclassic that will be crucial to future investigations. After Monte Albán establishes Postclassic Oaxaca's central place in the study of Mesoamerican antiquity.
Contributors include Jeffrey P. Blomster, Bruce E. Byland, Gerardo Gutierrez, Byron Ellsworth Hamann, Arthur A. Joyce, Stacie M. King, Michael D. Lind, Robert Markens, Cira Martínez López, Michel R. Oudijk, and Marcus Winter.
|Publisher:||University Press of Colorado|
|Series:||Mesoamerican Worlds: from the Olmecs to the Danzantes Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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
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