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Evolution of agrourban cultures: III Africa, Europe, and the Americas

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

From 8,000-5,500 BP, the African Sahara was a centre for domestication of millets and sorghum. Agriculture in the region was extinguished following a sustained drought after 5,450 BP, but may have ... More


Recovering Maya Civilisation: Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture

Norman Hammond

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses three successive themes in relation to recovering Maya civilisation. The first is the origins of a settled society, and the second is the emergence of a complex literate ... More


Burriel and the Practice of History in the Spanish Enlightenment

Susan Boynton

in Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754595
eISBN:
9780199918850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754595.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter situates Burriel in the context of Spanish Enlightenment historiography. Specifically, it focuses on the state-supported practice of church history, which took on an increasingly ... More


The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Clifton Pye

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Mayan family of languages is ancient and unique. With their distinctive relational nouns, positionals, and complex grammatical voices, they are quite alien to English and have never been shown to ... More


Agreement and Its Failures

Omer Preminger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This monograph shows that the typically obligatory nature of predicate-argument agreement in phi-features (phi-agreement) cannot be captured through “derivational time-bombs” – elements of the ... More


Introduction

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is the introduction to the monograph. It outlines the basic research question, and presents a short synopsis of each of the subsequent chapters.


Toward a Poetics of Polyphony and Translatability

Dennis Tedlock

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

If a poem is supposed to consist of exactly the right words and no others, then there are multiple worlds in which poems are never quite finished. In some of these worlds poets use writing that ... More


The Linguistic Affiliation of Classic Lowland Mayan Writing and the Historical Sociolinguistic Geography of the Mayan Lowlands

David Mora-Marín, Nicholas Hopkins, and Kathryn Josserand

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the historical sociolinguistic geography of the Mayan lowlands and the linguistic affiliation of the classic lowland Mayan writing. It proposes a framework for research on the ... More


Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Barbara Rogoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195319903
eISBN:
9780199893744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319903.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book provides a unique window on the cultural nature of human development. The ideas are illustrated with the life and work of a Mayan woman who was born to be a sacred midwife. The ideas are ... More


A Collective Response to the Health Sector Reform in Guatemala

Alejandro Cerón and Meredith Fort

in The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195310276
eISBN:
9780199865369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.003.09
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes individual experiences during the initial years of the health-sector reform in Guatemala and their collective participation in a coalition of grassroots organizations called ... More


Conclusion

Jessica Coon

in Aspects of Split Ergativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199858743
eISBN:
9780199367672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858743.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This concluding chapter summarizes the major insights of this work, along with questions, and offers avenues for future research. Part I of the book provided a detailed look at split person-marking ... More


Beginnings: stability and change

Barbara Rogoff

in Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195319903
eISBN:
9780199893744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319903.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This introduction presents the idea of “destiny and development”—the paradox of stability with change in people's lives as well as in whole communities. It introduces Chona Pérez, a renowned ... More


Meeting Chona and San Pedro

Barbara Rogoff

in Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195319903
eISBN:
9780199893744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319903.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

US researcher Barbara Rogoff became  family' with revered Mayan midwife Chona Pérez, beginning with Barbara's research interviews with Chona, the town's prominent expert on childrearing. The chapter ... More


Born to a spiritual calling, across generations: cultural heritage and resistance

Barbara Rogoff

in Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195319903
eISBN:
9780199893744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319903.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chona's birth destiny of being a sacred midwife connects with spiritual practices stemming from centuries of confluences and conflicts in Mayan, Spanish, and United States history. Her family history ... More


Ripples across generations and nations in Mayan pregnancy and childbirth

Barbara Rogoff

in Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195319903
eISBN:
9780199893744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319903.003.0087
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The pregnancy and birth practices of Mayan midwives and their patients reveal fascinating connections with ideas and practices from prior centuries. At the same time, the practices and their ... More


Cacao in Ancient Maya Religion: First Fruit from the Maize Tree and other Tales from the Underworld

Simon Martin

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Ancient Maya, like other former agrarian societies of ancient times, had an abiding and intimate relationship with the natural world. Plants, trees, leaves, flowers, fruits, and roots were given a ... More


Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Anne Walthall (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book asks the reader to consider the lives of the mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, and drudges of the dynasties of history. By offering the first ... More


Terror, Grief, and Recovery: Genocidal Trauma in a Mayan Village in Guatemala

Beatriz Manz

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the victims of genocide cope with trauma. According to a 1999 report of the Commission for Historical Clarification, the Mayan population of Guatemala was the target of a ... More


Most Maya Glyphs Are Written in Ch′olti′an

Danny Law, John Robertson, Stephen Houston, and Robbie Haertel

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the relation of Maya glyphs or scripts to Ch'olti'an language. It suggests that the language of Mayan hieroglyphic inscriptions can be placed in the Ch'olti'an branch of the ... More


The Organization of Salt Production: Occupational Specialization among the Late Classic Maya

Heather Mckillop

in Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813025117
eISBN:
9780813039497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813025117.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses craft production in the Classic Mayan civilization. Focus is centered on the organization of salt production which gives a glimpse on the organization of labor, occupational ... More


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