This book presents a collection of papers from the Symposium on Cultural Dynamics and Production Activities in Ancient Western Mexico, held at the Center for Archaeological Research of the Colegio de Michoacán on September 18-19, 2014. While these thought-provoking essays on key topics in Western Mexican archaeology will spark debate among scholars interested in this cultural area, they will also be of interest to students of ancient Mesoamerica as a whole. The time is ripe for insightful discussions and new syntheses of archaeological research in Western Mesoamerica, and this volume represents, undoubtedly, a valuable contribution to this urgent task. These papers are grouped into three thematic areas. The first, Cultural dynamics in Western Mexico, includes essays on: The challenges of archaeology in flood-prone areas; Exploitation of local resources and imported products; Settlement systems of the Tarascan state; and Stone tools as indicators of task specialization. The second section, Production of strategic resources, analyzes the following topics: The obsidian jewelry of the Teuchitlán Tradition; Differing obsidian economies in Teuchitlán culture; Source areas and obsidian exploitation in Michoacán; The history of pottery production in Capula, Michoacán; Ethnoarchaeology of Tarascan pottery: domestic production and decoration styles; Ceramics, social status, and the Tarascan state economy; and Copper as a strategic resource in pre-Hispanic Western Mexico; while part three focuses on Trade and exchange: Circulation of goods and communication routes between Western and Central Mexico; Contrasting models of ceramic production in the Tarascan state; and Ceramic evidence of contact between Teotihuacan, the Bajío, and southern Hidalgo.
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Table of ContentsHarry Shannon has been an actor, an Emmy-nominated songwriter, a recording artist, a VP at Carolco Pictures and a Music Supervisor for several major motion pictures. His novels include �CLAN," �Daemon," "Dead and Gone," �The Hungry� series (co-written with Steven W. Booth), the thriller "The Pressure of Darkness," as well as the Mick Callahan suspense series. He won the Tombstone for Best Novel with and a Dark Scribble from Dark Scribe magazine. His story �Night Nurse� and collection �A Host of Shadows� were each nominated for a Stoker Award by the Horror Writer�s Association. Otto Penzler selected �Fifty Minutes� (co-written with Joe Donnelly of Slake magazine) as one of the Best American Mystery Stories of 2011. Shannon is also featured in Limbus 2. Readers may contact him via www.harryshannon.com
Brett J. Talley is the Bram Stoker Award nominated author of That Which Should Not Be and The Void. His work has been featured in the shared-world anthology, Limbus, Inc., and he is the editor of the forthcoming sequel, Limbus 2. He is also a lawyer, speechwriter, and an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He makes his internet home on his website, www.brettjtalley.com.