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The Archaeology Of West And Northwest Mesoamerica

1st Edition

By Michael S Foster, Phil C Weigand, Leticia Gonzalez, Eric W Ritter

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487 pages

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Description

Based on recent archaeological surveys and excavations, the chapters in this volume provide current, comprehensive, area-by-area summaries of the region's Precolumbian past. Research in the last two decades has indicated that the evolution and adaptations of the indigenous cultures of the region parallel those found elsewhere in Mesoamerica, from the simple Formative groups to the complex states of the North. The topics discussed in the book--areal and cultural syntheses and specific problems such as chronology, social organization, and economic systems--present much new information crucial to the understanding of cultural variations in Mesoamerica.

Table of Contents

PART I THE RIO LERMA AND HIGHLAND VALLEYS OF WESTERN MEXICO, PART II THE COASTAL ZONES OF WESTERN MESOAMERICA, PART III THE NORTHWESTERN MESOAMERICAN FRONTIER, PART IV THE NORTHWESTERN MESOAMERICAN PERIPHERY

About the Authors

Michael Foster is a senior archaeologist and senior project director for the cultural resources division at Logan Simpson Design in Tempe, Arizona. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Shirley Gorenstein is a professor emerita of anthropology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She lives in New York City. Phil C. Weigand, Department of Anthropology State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General