A Multi-disciplinary Case Study in Human Adaptation
Excavations at the Tutu site represent a dramatic chapter in the annals of Caribbean archaeological excavation. The site was discovered in 1990 during the initial site clearing for a shopping mall in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The site was excavated with the assistance of a team of...
Published October 23rd 2002 by Routledge
Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience
Examining a wide range of archaeological data, and using it to explore issues such as the sexual body, mind/body dualism, body modification, and magical practices, Lynn Meskell and Rosemary Joyce offer a new approach to the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan understanding of embodiment. Drawing on...
Published August 13th 2003 by Routledge
Ritual and Power Before the Classic Period
When the Maya kings of Tikal dedicated their first carved monuments in the third century A.D., inaugurating the Classic period of Maya history that lasted for six centuries and saw the rise of such famous cities as Palenque, Copan and Yaxchilan, Maya civilization was already nearly a millennium old...
Published November 3rd 2010 by Routledge
A Recognition of Others
Ancient Alterity in the Andes is the first major treatment on ancient alterity: how people in the past regarded others. At least since the 1970s, alterity has been an influential concept in different fields, from art history, psychology and philosophy, to linguistics and ethnography. Having gained...
Published October 23rd 2012 by Routledge
Rethinking Agency and Religion in Ancient America
An Archaeology of the Cosmos seeks answers to two fundamental questions of humanity and human history. The first question concerns that which some use as a defining element of humanity: religious beliefs. Why do so many people believe in supreme beings and holy spirits? The second question concerns...
Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge
Decolonising Theory and Practice
Series: One World Archaeology
With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes...
Published June 28th 2010 by Routledge
Series: Routledge World Archaeology
The Ancient Central Andes presents a general overview of the prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Central Andes, the region now encompassing most of Peru and significant parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwestern Argentina. The book contextualizes past and modern scholarship and...
Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts and Ceramics
The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of...
To Be Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge
This is the first comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia in English devoted to pre-Columbian archaeology of the Mesoamerican culture area.In more than 500 articles by the major experts in the field, this work brings the most recent scholarship to an examination of regional environments and their...
Published November 18th 2009 by Routledge
Perspectives at the Millennium
This book presents the current state of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the last 100 years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the field....
Published December 15th 2003 by Routledge
An African-American Midwife's Tale
Using archaeological materials recovered from a housesite in Mobile, Alabama, Laurie Wilkie explores how one extended African-American family engaged with competing and conflicting mothering ideologies in the post-Emancipation South....
Published August 25th 2003 by Routledge
Culture, Place and Personhood in the Southern Amazon, AD 1000–2000
In 1884 a community of Brazilians was "discovered" by the Western world. The Ecology of Power examines these indigenous people from the Upper Xingu region, a group who even today are one of the strongest examples of long-term cultural continuity. Drawing upon written and oral history, ethnography,...
Published December 13th 2004 by Routledge
Tiwanaku Cities through Time
The Tiwanaku state was the political and cultural center of ancient Andean civilization for almost 700 years. Identity and Power is the result of ten years of research that has revealed significant new data. Janusek explores the origins, development, and collapse of this ancient state through the...
Published September 25th 2004 by Routledge
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