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Author Joyce, Arthur A

Title Mixtecs, Zapotecs, and Chatinos : ancient peoples of southern Mexico / Arthur A. Joyce

Publ Info Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
 RWU Main Library  F1219.8.M59 J69 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Peoples of America
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-335) and index
Contents People, culture, and history -- Peoples and landscapes on the eve of the Spanish conquest -- From foragers to village life -- Negotiating community and complexity -- From village to city: the founding and early development of Monte Albán -- Political centralization in the Mixteca and coast -- Authority and polity in the classic period -- Collapse and reemergence
Note "Mixtecs, Zapotecs, and Chatinos: Ancient Peoples of Southern Mexico examines the history of the rich and complex societies that arose and flourished in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Along with comparing patterns in the settlement, art, and architecture, and writing that developed in these regions, Joyce also uses contemporary social theory to challenge previous approaches and address many key problems in the archaeology of the Americas such as the rise and fall of civilizations and the role of religion and ideology in political control."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Mixtec Indians -- History
Zapotec Indians -- History
Chatino Indians -- History
Oaxaca Valley (Mexico) -- History
ISBN 9780631209775 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0631209778 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780631209782 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0631209786 (pbk. : alk. paper)