The Inalienable in the Archaeology of Mesoamerica / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Brigitte Kovacevich is assistant professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University. Her research focuses on the complex interplay between technology, power, social action, and culture change in the past and present, and she is interested in Mesoamerican archaeology, lithic analysis, household archaeology, gender, identity, and preindustrial economic systems. She is currently codirector of the Holtùun Archaeological Project, Guatemala, and has conducted research in Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Michael G. Callaghan is visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University. He specializes in complex societies of Mesoamerica, with a specific emphasis on prehistoric economy and its articulation with politics and ritual. His research interests include Mesoamerican archaeology, the origins of social complexity, prehistoric economies, the archaeology of ritual, gender in archaeology, and ceramic analysis. He is currently codirector of the Holtùun Archaeological Project, Guatemala.
|Series:||APAZ - Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association Series , #23|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Brigitte Kovacevich and Michael G. Callaghan are the authors of The Inalienable in the Archaeology of Mesoamerica, published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents iii Chapter 1. Introduction: Inalienability, Value, and the Construction of Social Difference 1 Brigitte Kovacevich and Michael G. Callaghan Chapter 2. Olmec Things and Identity: A Reassessment of Offerings and Burials at La Venta, Tabasco 14 John E. Clark and Arlene Colman Chapter 3. Situational Inalienability and Social Change in Formative Period Coastal Oaxaca 38 Sarah B. Barber, Andrew Workinger, and Arthur A. Joyce Chapter 4. The Bones of the Ancestors as Inalienable Possessions: A Bioarchaeological Perspective 54 Anna C. Novotny Chapter 5. Cultivated Landscapes as Inalienable Wealth in Southeastern Mesoamerica 66 E. Christian Wells Chapter 6. Alienating Ancient Maya Commoners 81 Jon C. Lohse Chapter 7. The Inalienability of Jades in Mesoamerica 95 Brigitte Kovacevich Chapter 8. Maya Polychrome Vessels as Inalienable Possessions 112 Michael G. Callaghan Chapter 9. Negotiation of Inalienability and Meanings at the Classic Maya Center of Aguateca, Guatemala 128 Takeshi Inomata Chapter 10. Land, Labor, Bodies, and Objects: Comments on Inalienability and Mesoamerican Social Life 142 Barbara J. Mills List of Contributors 150 Erratum 152