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Classic-Period Cultural Currents in Southern and Central Veracruz explores the diverse traditions and dynamic interactions along the Mexican Gulf lowlands at the height of their cultural florescence. Best known for their elaborate ballgame rituals and precocious inscriptions with long-count dates, these cultures served as a critical nexus between the civilizations of highland Mexico and the lowland Maya, influencing developments in both regions.
Eleven chapters penned by leading experts in archaeology, art history, and linguistics offer new insights into ancient iconography and writing, the construction of sociopolitical landscapes, and the historical interplay between local developments and external influences at Cerro de las Mesas, Tres Zapotes, Matacapan, and many lesser-known sites. The result is a new, vibrant perspective on ancient lifeways along the Mexican Gulf lowlands and an important updated source for future research in the region.
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About the Author
Christopher A. Pool is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky.
Robert S. Santley was a Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico.
Table of Contents
Editors' Preface xi
Charting Classic Veracruz Philip J. Arnold III Christopher A. Pool 1
Historical Currents in Classic Veracruz Research Philip J. Arnold III Christopher A. Pool Richard A. Diehl 23
The Epi-Olmec Language and Its Neighbors Terrence Kaufman John Justeson 55
Polity and Economy in the Western Lower Papaloapan Basin Barbara L. Stark 85
Architectural Plans, Factionalism, and the Proto-Classic-Classic Transition at Tres Zapotes Christopher A. Pool 121
The Epi-Olmec Tradition at Cerro de las Mesas in the Classic Period John Justeson Terrence Kaufman 159
Ball Courts and Politics in the Lower Cotaxtla Valley: A Model to Understand Classic Central Veracruz? Annick Daneels 197
Continuity and Change in Late Classic Southern Veracruz Art, Hieroglyphs, and Religion Cherra Wyllie 225
Social Landscapes and Political Dynamics in the Southern Gulf-Coast Lowlands (AD 500-1000) Javier Urcid Thomas W. Killion 259
Classic Currents in the West-Central Tuxtlas Philip J. Arnold III Robert S. Santley 293
IconographicInteraction between El Tajin and South-Central Veracruz Rex Koontz 323
Notes on Contributors 361