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Pragmatism Against Morality: Ethnicity in the Aztec Empire

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Mesoamerica, conquest, predatory or segmentary expansion, and migration frequently brought together heterogeneous social, cultural, and linguistic populations under a single ruler. In the Aztec ... More


Publication as Preservation at a Remote Maya Site in the Early Twentieth Century*

Donna Yates

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter concerns the concept of ‘remoteness’ in early Mesoamerican archaeology as a factor in site preservation. Throughout the nineteenth century, Maya sites were academically and popularly ... More


People and the emergence of crops

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/9780199207145.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter is concerned with the emergence and spread of the major crop groups from their centres of origin in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas. Although the initial domestication of some crops ... More


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


“I, Nephi, Wrote This Record”: The Book of Mormon as Ancient History, Part 1—The Search for a Mesoamerican Troy

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Book of Mormon arrived on an American landscape where speculation about Native American origins was rife, and included theories of an Israelite connection. With the discovery of the Mayan ruins ... More


Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Cathy Willermet and Andrea Cucina (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056005
eISBN:
9780813053783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056005.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica presents work from both Mesoamerican-based and U.S.-based researchers who use a combination of cultural ethnohistorical, (bio)archaeological, dental, and ... More


Water, Cacao, and The Early Maya of Chocóla

Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056746
eISBN:
9780813053615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056746.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Before the authors’ research, Chocolá was no more than an intriguing legend. Chocolá’s apparent political links to the greatest Preclassic southern Maya area polity, Kaminaljuyu, would make any ... More


Symmetry Analysis of Step Fret Patterns on Ceramics and Other Media from Mesoamerica and the American Southwest: Continuities and Changes in a Shared Pattern System

Dorothy K. Washburn

in Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056067
eISBN:
9780813053820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056067.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The step fret motif is pervasive in ceramic design and other media throughout Mesoamerica and the American Southwest. Through both design structure and symmetry analysis, I show how the plane pattern ... More


“Ceramic Sets” in Maya and Toltec Ceramics: The Search for Innovation and Competition in Ancient Mesoamerican Pottery Systems

George J. Bey III

in Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056067
eISBN:
9780813053820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056067.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter suggests a way Mesoamerican archaeologists can move beyond the Type-Variety system of ceramic classification. It offers evidence for a ceramic unit called the “ceramic set.” It is ... More


On Interdisciplinarity in Bioarchaeology

Cathy Willermet

in Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056005
eISBN:
9780813053783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056005.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Bioarchaeology began as an interdisciplinary enterprise, integrating biological anthropology and archaeology, and organized around central research problems, where researchers from different fields ... More


Law, Land, and Legal Rhetoric in Colonial New Spain: A Look at the Changing Rhetoric of Indigenous Americans in the Sixteenth Century

R. Jovita Baber

in Native Claims: Indigenous Law against Empire, 1500–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794850
eISBN:
9780199919291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794850.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the changing legal rhetoric of an indigenous community as it sought to assert land claims during the sixteenth century in the colonial Spanish courts. The community that I ... More


War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This study of warfare in ancient Mesoamerica offers insight into three thousand years of Mesoamerican history, from roughly 1500 bc to the Spanish conquest. The book examines the methods, purposes, ... 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


The Approach to War

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book discusses Mesoamerica's military past. It also explores the role of war in Mesoamerican societies. It then places military matters in a broader social and historical context to show their ... More


The Rise of Warfare in Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the development of warfare in Mesoamerica. Organized warfare and domination by foreign groups did not truly begin in Mesoamerica until the rise of the Olmecs. The Olmecs ... More


Warfare and the Spread of States

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the expansion of societies in Mesoamerica through war. The Olmec aftermath was a period of increasing military professionalism among local elites, and specialized arms now ... More


Teotihuacan and the Integration of Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Teotihuacan emerged as the first great empire in Mesoamerica. It also penetrated far north into the desert and south into the Maya area. Its economy penetrated much of Mesoamerica and drew in ethnic ... More


The Fall of Teotihuacan and Its Aftermath

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Significant changes took place in Teotihuacan's military, affecting armaments, organization, and tactics. Teotihuacan's trade and colonial network show a progressive withdrawal on all fronts that ... More


The Reintegration of Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The population of the Valley of Mexico became more dispersed and ruralized following Teotihuacan's decline, although the northern third of the valley was densely settled, culturally eclipsing the ... More


The Aztec Era

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Most arms and armor used by the Aztecs were available to other groups, indicating the presence of a Mesoamerica-wide military industry. Aztecs were a relatively backward people by Mesoamerican ... More


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