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Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 2/3

Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 2/3
Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica, Parts One and Two

These volumes contain archaeological syntheses, followed by special articles on settlement patterns, architecture, funerary practices, ceramics, artifacts, sculpture, painting, figurines, jades, textiles, minor arts, calendars, hieroglyphic writing, and native societies at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Guatemala highlands, the southern Maya lowlands, the Pacific coast of Guatemala, Chiapas, the upper Grijalva basin, southern Veracruz, Tabasco, and Oaxaca.

January 1965
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$130.00
1098 pages | 7 x 10 |
ISBN: 
978-1-4773-0655-0
Description: 

Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica comprises the second and third 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). The volume editor is Gordon R. Willey (1913–2002), Bowditch Professor of Mexican and Central American Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

Volumes Two and Three, with more than 700 illustrations, contain archaeological syntheses, followed by special articles on settlement patterns, architecture, funerary practices, ceramics, artifacts, sculpture, painting, figurines, jades, textiles, minor arts, calendars, hieroglyphic writing, and native societies at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Guatemala highlands, the southern Maya lowlands, the Pacific coast of Guatemala, Chiapas, the upper Grijalva basin, southern Veracruz, Tabasco, and Oaxaca.

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 2

    • 1. Archaeological Synthesis of the Guatemalan Highlands (Stephan F. Borhegyi)
    • 2. Settlement Patterns of the Guatemalan Highlands (Stephan F. Borhegyi)
    • 3. Architecture of the Guatemalan Highlands (A. Ledyard Smith)
    • 4. Pottery of the Guatemalan Highlands (Robert L. Rands and Robert E. Smith)
    • 5. Preclassic Pottery Figurines of the Guatemalan Highlands (Alfred V. Kidder)
    • 6. Classic and Postclassic Pottery Figurines of the Guatemalan Highlands (Robert L. Rands)
    • 7. Artifacts of the Guatemalan Highlands (Richard B. Woodbury)
    • 8. Archeological Survey of the Pacific Coast of Guatemala (Edwin M. Shook)
    • 9. Archaeological Survey of the Chiapas Coast, Highlands, and Upper Grijalva Basin (Gareth W. Lowe and J. Alden Mason)
    • 10. Sculpture of the Guatemala-Chiapas Highlands and Pacific Slopes, and Associated Hieroglyphs (S. W. Miles)
    • 11. Summary of Preconquest Ethnology of the Guatemala-Chiapas Highlands and Pacific Slopes (S. W. Miles)
    • 12. Archaeology and Prehistory in the Northern Maya Lowlands: an Introduction (E. Wyllys Andrews)
    • 13. Archaeological Synthesis of the Southern Maya Lowlands (J. Eric S. Thompson)
    • 14. Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Maya Lowlands (Gordon R. Willey and William R. Bullard, Jr.)
    • 15. Architecture of the Maya Lowlands (Harry E. D. Pollock)
    • 16. Tombs and Funerary Practices of the Maya Lowlands (Alberto Ruz Lhuillier)
    • 17. Caches and Offertory Practices of the Maya Lowlands (William R. Coe)
    • 18. Sculpture and Major Arts of the Maya Lowlands (Tatiana Proskouriakoff)
    • 19. Pottery of the Maya Lowlands (Robert E. Smith and James C. Gifford)
    • 20. Pottery Figurines of the Maya Lowlands (Robert L. Rands and Barbara C. Rands)
  • Volume 3
    • 21. Jades of the Maya Lowlands (Robert L. Rands)
    • 22. Garments and Textiles of the Maya Lowlands (Joy Mahler)
    • 23. Artifacts of the Maya Lowlands (William R. Coe)
    • 24. Calendrics of the Maya Lowlands (Linton Satterthwaite)
    • 25. Maya Hieroglyphic Writing (J. Eric S. Thompson)
    • 26. Lowland Maya Native Society at Spanish Contact (Ralph L. Roys)
    • 27. Archaeological Synthesis of Southern Veracruz and Tabasco (Michael D. Coe)
    • 28. Monumental Sculpture of Southern Veracruz and Tabasco (Matthew W. Stirling)
    • 29. The Olmec Style and its Distribution (Michael D. Coe)
    • 30. The Olmec Region at Spanish Contact (France V. Scholes and Dave Warren)
    • 31. Archaeological Synthesis of Oaxaca (Ignacio Bernal)
    • 32. Preclassic and Classic Architecture of Oaxaca (Jorge R. Acosta)
    • 33. Architecture in Oaxaca after the End of Monte Alban (Ignacio Bernal)
    • 34. Sculpture and Mural Painting of Oaxaca (Alfonso Caso)
    • 35. Ceramics of Oaxaca (Alfonso Caso and Ignacio Bernal)
    • 36. Lapidary Work, Goldwork, and Copperwork from Oaxaca (Alfonso Caso)
    • 37. Zapotec Writing and Calendar (Alfonso Caso)
    • 38. Mixtec Writing and Calendar (Alfonso Caso)
    • 39. The Zapotec and Mixtec at Spanish Contact (Ronald Spores)
  • References
  • Index