The Measure and Meaning of Time in Mesoamerica and the Andes

Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
ISBN: 9780884024033
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Anthony F. Aveni gathers specialists from diverse fields to discuss temporal concepts gleaned from the people of Mesoamerica and the Andes. Essays address how they reckon and register time and how they sense time and its moral dimensions. To them, time is a feature of the process of perception, not just the sharp present ingrained in Western minds.

Merchants Markets and Exchange in the Pre Columbian World

Author: Kenn Hirth
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
ISBN: 9780884023869
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Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Pre-Columbian World investigates the complex structure of economic systems in the pre-Hispanic Americas, with a focus on the central highlands of Mexico, the Maya Lowlands, and the central Andes. Essays examine the use of marketplaces, the role of merchants and artisans, and the operation of trade networks.

Making Value Making Meaning

Author: Cathy Lynne Costin
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
ISBN: 9780884024156
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"Volume based on papers presented at the Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium 'Making Value, Making Meaning: Technae in the Pre-Columbian World, ' held at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., on October 11-12, 2013"--Title page verso.

Empire and Domestic Economy

Author: Terence N. D'Altroy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 030646408X
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The Upper Mantaro Archaeological Research Project, a multiyear program undertaken from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, is a benchmark for a new level of quality in Andean archaeological research and has brought the theory and substance of research in the region to the attention of the larger archaeological community. This volume continues the UMARP tradition of developing innovative approaches to understanding prehistoric Andean economy and polity.

Past Presented

Author: Joanne Pillsbury
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
ISBN: 9780884023807
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"Volume based on papers presented at the symposium "Past Presented: A Symposium on the History of Archaeological Illustration," held at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., on October 9-10, 2009."

Native Traditions in the Postconquest World

Author: Elizabeth Hill Boone
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884022398
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"Important anthology marking, but not celebrating, the Columbian Quincentenary, directing attention to indigenous cultural responses to the Spanish intrusion in Mexico and Peru, utilizing as much as possible native documents and sources, and exploring men

Social Patterns in Pre classic Mesoamerica

Author: David C. Grove
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884022527
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Collects ten articles from the 1993 conference (exact date not noted) devoted to the Pre-Classic Olmec civilization and neighboring populations. Among the topics treated are evidence of the growth of textile production as a window into the formalization of separated gender identity, similar looks into the origins of specialized building practices, the processes of the introduction of monumental architecture, and the growth of elites that could exercise coercive power. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Archaeology at the Millennium

Author: Gary M. Feinman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038772611X
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In this book an internationally distinguished roster of contributors considers the state of the art of the discipline of archaeology at the turn of the 21st century and charts an ambitious agenda for the future. The chapters address a wide range of topics including, paradigms, practice, and relevance of the discipline; paleoanthropology; fully modern humans; holocene hunter-gatherers; the transition to food and craft production; social inequality; warfare; state and empire formation; and the uneasy relationship between classical and anthropological archaeology.

Their Way of Writing

Author: Elizabeth Hill Boone
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
ISBN: 9780884023685
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Based on papers presented at the Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium Scripts, Signs, and Notational Systems in Pre-Columbian America held at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., on October 11-12, 2008.

Emergence and Change in Early Urban Societies

Author: Linda Manzanilla
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306454943
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Provides an overview of the different factors involved in the emergence and change in early urban societies in the Fourth Millennium BC. This book examines such factors as centralized storage and redistributive economies, agro-managerial models, mercantile network control, and conflict and conquest.