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Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 10/11

Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 10/11
Archeaology of Northern Mesoamerica

Volumes 10 and 11 describe the pre-Aztec and Aztec cultures of Mexico, from central Veracruz and the Gulf Coast, through the Valley of Mexico, to western Mexico and the northern frontiers of these ancient American civilizations.

January 1971
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$110.00
946 pages | 7 x 10 |
ISBN: 
978-1-4773-0675-8
Description: 

Archaeology of Northern Mesoamerica comprises the tenth and eleventh volumes in the Handbook of Middle American Indians, published in cooperation with the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University under the general editorship of Robert Wauchope (1909–1979). Volume editors of Archaeology of Northern Mesoamerica are Gordon F. Ekholm and Ignacio Bernal. Gordon F. Ekholm (1909–1987) was curator of anthropology at The American Museum of Natural History, New York, and a former president of the Society for American Archaeology. Ignacio Bernal (1910–1992), former director of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, was director of the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico and also a past president of the Society for American Archaeology.

Volumes 10 and 11 describe the pre-Aztec and Aztec cultures of Mexico, from central Veracruz and the Gulf Coast, through the Valley of Mexico, to western Mexico and the northern frontiers of these ancient American civilizations.

The thirty-two articles, lavishly illustrated and accompanied by bibliography and index, were prepared by authorities on prehistoric settlement patterns, architecture, sculpture, mural painting, ceramics and minor arts and crafts, ancient writing and calendars, social and political organization, religion, philosophy, and literature. There are also special articles on the archaeology and ethnohistory of selected regions within northern Mesoamerica.

The Handbook of Middle American Indians was assembled and edited at the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University with the assistance of grants from the National Science Foundation and under the sponsorship of the National Research Council Committee on Latin American Anthropology.

Contents: 
  • Volume 10

    • 1. Settlement Patterns in Central Mexico (William T. Sanders)
    • 2. Pre-Columbian Architecture of Central Mexico (Carlos R. Margain)
    • 3. Major Sculpture in Pre-Hispanic Central Mexico (Henry B. Nicholson)
    • 4. Mural Painting in Central Mexico (Agustín Villagra Caleti)
    • 5. Preclassic or Formative Pottery and Minor Arts of the Valley of Mexico (Román Piña Chan)
    • 6. Ceramics of the Classic Period in Central Mexico (Carmen Cook de Leonard)
    • 7. Minor Arts of the Classic Period in Central Mexico (Carmen Cook de Leonard)
    • 8. Postclassic Pottery of the Central Valleys (Robert Chadwick)
    • 9. Minor Arts in the Central Valleys (Eduardo Noguera)
    • 10. Utilitarian Artifacts of Central Mexico (Paul Tolstoy)
    • 11. Basketry and Textiles (Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson)
    • 12. Writing in Central Mexico (Charles E. Dibble)
    • 13. Calendrical Systems of Central Mexico (Alfonso Caso)
    • 14. Social Organization of Ancient Mexico (Pedro Carrasco)
    • 15. Structure of the Aztec Empire (Charles Gibson)
    • 16. Religion in Pre-Hispanic Central Mexico (Henry B. Nicholson)
    • 17. Philosophy in Ancient Mexico (Miguel León-Portilla)
    • 18. Pre-Hispanic Literature (Miguel León-Portilla)
  • Volume 11
    • 19. The Peoples of Central Mexico and Their Historical Traditions (Pedro Carrasco)
    • 20. Native Pre-Aztec History of Central Mexico (Robert Chadwick)
    • 21. Archaeology of Central Veracruz (José García Payón)
    • 22. Cultural Ecology and Settlement Patterns of the Gulf Coast (William T. Sanders)
    • 23. Classic Art of Central Veracruz (Tatiana Proskouriakoff)
    • 24. Archaeological Synthesis of the Sierra (Richard S. MacNeish)
    • 25. Ancient Sources on the Huasteca (Guy Stresser-Péan)
    • 26. Ethnohistory of Guerrero (Herbert R. Harvey)
    • 27. Archaeological Synthesis of Guerrero (Robert H. Lister)
    • 28. Ethnohistoric Synthesis of Western Mexico (Donald D. Brand)
    • 29. Archaeological Synthesis of Michoacan and Adjacent Regions (Robert Chadwick)
    • 30. Archaeology of Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima (Betty Bell)
    • 31. Archaeology of Sinaloa (Clement W. Meighan)
    • 32. Archaeology of the Northern Frontier: Zacatecas and Durango (J. Charles Kelley)
  • References
  • Index