The Art And Architecture Of Ancient America

Author : George Kubler
ISBN : 0300053258
Genre : Architecture
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Offers a survey of the paintings and architecture of the Mexican, Mayan, and Andean peoples
Category: Architecture

The Face Of Ancient America

Author : Lee Allen Parsons
ISBN : 0936260246
Genre : Art
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"For archaeologists, artists, art historians, and all lovers of art, expecially pre-Columbian art." -- Choice "... one of the better general pre-Columbian catalogues to appear in a long time." -- African Arts More than 150 examples of Olmec and Maya art are described in detail, discussed, and reproduced in magnificent full-color photographs. The collection is grouped into cultural and geographical sections to give a complete picture of the most significant civilizations of ancient Latin America.
Category: Art

A History Of Latin America Volume 1 Ancient America To 1910

Author : Benjamin Keen
ISBN : 9780618783205
Genre : History
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A History of Latin America provides a comprehensive and unique introduction to latin american history, encompassing political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. the integrating framework is the dependency theory, which, in light of today's global economy and the economic crises that have adversely affected many Latin American countries, continues to gain relevance. Spanning prehistoric times to the present, A History of Latin America is enriched with material drawn from anthropology, economics, and sociology. The eighth edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history and the latest scholarship, as well as substantial additions to pedagogy that include new focus questions, timelines, and bolded key terms that are defined in an expanded online glossary. Additionally, translated primary source documents are now included on the student website.
Category: History

Women In Ancient America

Author : Karen Olsen Bruhns
ISBN : 0806131691
Genre : Social Science
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This first comprehensive work on women in precolumbian American cultures describes gender roles and relationships in North, Central, and South America from 12,000 B.C. to the 1500s A.D. Utilizing many key archaeological works, Karen Olsen Bruhns and Karen E. Stothert redress some of the long-standing male bias in writing about ancient Native American lifeways. Bruhns and Stothert focus on several of the most thought-provoking areas of study in the Americas: the origins of agriculture, the development of complex societies, the evolution of religious systems, and the interpretation of art and mortuary materials. The authors pay particular attention to the problems of interpreting archaeological remains and the uses of historic and ethnographic evidence in reconstructing the past.
Category: Social Science

Archaeological Discoveries Of Ancient America

Author : Frank Joseph
ISBN : 9781477728161
Genre : History
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The key to understanding the history of America lies in many of the artifacts that have been discovered over the course of the past several hundred years. This unique history, as told through interviews, the writing of scholars, and the examination of physical artifacts, delves into archaeological finds of ancient America, and tells a story of America's evolution and the people who have helped shape it. This comprehensive text includes timelines and photographs that make for an interesting and thorough read for the beginner or long-time American history enthusiast.
Category: History

Visitors To Ancient America

Author : William F. McNeil
ISBN : 9780786419173
Genre : History
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Researchers in American anthropology and archaeology from the late seventeenth century to the present--including Cotton Mather, John Wesley Powell, Thor Heyerdahl, and Betty Meggers, among others--all had discoveries that lead to the following conclusion: America was visited by Europeans well before the time of Christopher Columbus. Divided into two main parts, this work is a comprehensive study of the evidence suggesting that ancient European and Asian mariners visited the United States more than 1000 years ago. The first section is an historical overview of the external evidence that would support the theory of ancient incursions to America. A review of ancient ships and the currents in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is offered. The experiences of several seagoing peoples (such as Polynesians and Vikings) are explored. Both legendary voyages and modern adventures of mariners are discussed. Ancient transoceanic stories are also examined. From mammoth stone chambers of New York and New England to inscribed stones found in ancient graves from Minnesota to West Virginia, the second half of the work focuses on the American evidence for ancient visitations to the U.S., primarily in the northeast section of the country. Several alleged ancient sites are also explored in this richly illustrated work.
Category: History

Ancient America

Author : John Denison Baldwin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037802563
Genre : America
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Ancient America

Author : Nicholas J. Saunders
ISBN : UOM:39015028920802
Genre : History
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Many of the 13 essays in this collection originate from the archaeology symposia of the Society for Latin American Studies held at Bradford University in 1989; others have been commissioned from people engaged in research in Central and South America. Subjects include the Aztec Cihuateteo, political stratification in Classic Maya society, shamanism and sculpture in Ancient West Mexico, underwater archaeolocical research in Bolivia, Inca ceremonial platforms in central Chile, early Inca architecture in Peru, fabrics of the Atacamba.
Category: History