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Monumental Architecture Arising from an Early Astronomical-Religious Complex in Perú, 2200–1750 bc

Robert A. Benfer Jr

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Recent findings of a calendric temple complex dating to 2,100 bc, at the middle Chillón valley site of Buena Vista, Chillón, raise the question as to the importance of astronomical orientations in ... More


Monumental Public Complexes and Agricultural Expansion On Peru's Central Coast During the Second Millennium Bc

Richard L. Burger and Lucy C Salazar

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

During the second millennium bc monumental architecture proliferated along the Peru's central coast on a scale rarely if ever equaled in the area's prehistory. Drawing upon investigations in the ... More


Early New World Monumentality

Richard Burger and Robert Rosenswig (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In studies of ancient civilizations, the focus is often on the temples, palaces, and buildings created and then left behind, both because they survive and because of the awe they still inspire today. ... More


Monumental Architecture and Social Complexity in the Intermediate Area

R. Jeffrey Frost and Jeffrey Quilter

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The region from eastern El Salvador and Honduras through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia is well known for its goldwork and as a center of highly developed chiefdom societies. But it ... More


Considering Early New World Monumentality

Robert M. Rosenswig and Richard L. Burger

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The introductory chapter provides a theoretical overview to the volume. This theoretical perspective includes a brief historical account of the study of monumentality, the idea of approaching ... More


On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Daniel Purdy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The eighteenth century struggled to define architecture as either an art or a science—the image of the architect as a grand figure who synthesizes all other disciplines within a single master plan ... More


Preceramic and Initial Period Monumentality within the Casma Valley of Peru

Thomas Pozorski and Shelia Pozorski

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In the Casma Valley area of Peru, truly monumental construction suddenly appears in the Initial Period associated with the advent of inland intensive agriculture along with a continued dependence on ... More


The Origins of Monumentality in Ancient Guerrero, Mexico

Louise I. Paradis

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In Guerrero, monumentality first appears at Teopantecuanitlan, probably around 1200 B.C., and in several other sites from 1000 B.C on. It is closely associated in its shape and content with the Olmec ... More


Agricultural Terraces as Monumental Architecture in the Titicaca Basin: Their Origins in the Yaya-Mama Religious Tradition

Sergio J. Chávez

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The monumentality of ancient agricultural terraces in the Titicaca Basin can be observed especially on the Copacabana Peninsula, where most hills facing the lake are covered by stone-faced terraces. ... More


Monumentality beyond Scale: The Elaboration of Mounded Architecture at Crystal River

Thomas J. Pluckhahn and Victor D. Thompson

in New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049366
eISBN:
9780813050140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049366.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Archaeologists commonly employ Bruce Trigger’s definition of monumental architecture as that exhibiting scale or elaboration exceeding the practical requirements of intended purpose. In practice, ... More


Early Mounds in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Joe Saunders

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

It is not possible to determine exactly when or where monumental architecture started in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Sometime after 5000 B.C., earthen mound building began and continued into the ... More


Studying Maya Cities

Brett A. Houk, Marilyn A. Masson, Michael E. Smith, and John W. Janusek

in Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter begins by describing the analytical approach applied to the cities in the book–the built environment and site planning–and then considers what Maya cities are in the grand scheme of ... More


Tracking the Transformations: Population, Intensification, and Monumentality

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the evidence for major trends in demography, settlement, economic intensification, specialization, monumental architecture, and other material correlates of sociopolitical ... More


Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Meyer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Washington, D.C., is a city of powerful symbols—from the dominance of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument to the authority of the Smithsonian. This book takes us on an informative tour of the ... More


A West Asian Perspective on Early Monuments

Frank Hole

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter contrasts West Asian monumentality with early new world monumentality.


The Genesis of Maya Complexity in the Northwestern Region of the Yucatan Peninsula

Fernando Robles Castellanos and Teresa Ceballos Gallareta

in Pathways to Complexity: A View from the Maya Lowlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054841
eISBN:
9780813053332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054841.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In this chapter the evidence for the rise of social complexity in the Maya area is reviewed and re-considered in light of recent evidence provided by the authors and their colleagues in the northern ... More


The Creation of Ritual Space at the Jackson Landing Site in Coastal Mississippi

Edmond A. Boudreaux

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter will consider how the construction of earthen monuments—a semi-circular earthwork and a platform mound—created a ritual space at the Jackson Landing site, an early Late Woodland (AD ... More


Changing Stages: Royal Legitimacy and the Architectural Development of the Pinturas Complex at San Bartolo, Guatemala

William Saturno, Franco D. Rossi, and Boris Beltrán

in Pathways to Complexity: A View from the Maya Lowlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054841
eISBN:
9780813053332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054841.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter adds to the current debate evaluating the functions and meanings of Maya architectural layouts and contributes to our understanding of the diverse cultural and political values embedded ... More


New Directions in Moundville Research

Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry

in Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The chapter summarizes and reviews some recent trends in archaeological research at Moundville the second-largest Mississippian center ever built. Since 1998 the regional chronology has been expanded ... More


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