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Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Texcoco Region Mexico

Author : Jeffrey R. Parsons
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Archaeological Settlement Pattern Data from the Chalco Xochimilco Ixtapalapa Texcoco and Zumpango Regions Mexico

Author : Jeffrey R. Parsons
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Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Northwestern Valley of Mexico

Author : Jeffrey R. Parsons
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Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Southern Valley of Mexico

Author : Jeffrey R. Parsons
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Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Upper Mantaro and Tarma Drainages Jun n Peru

Author : Jeffrey R. Parsons
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Settlement Ecology of the Ancient Americas

Author : Lucas C. Kellett
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In this exciting new volume several leading researchers use settlement ecology, an emerging approach to the study of archaeological settlements, to examine the spatial arrangement of prehistoric settlement patterns across the Americas. Positioned at the intersection of geography, human ecology, anthropology, economics and archaeology, this diverse collection showcases successful applications of the settlement ecology approach in archaeological studies and also discusses associated techniques such as GIS, remote sensing and statistical and modeling applications. Using these methodological advancements the contributors investigate the specific social, cultural and environmental factors which mediated the placement and arrangement of different sites. Of particular relevance to scholars of landscape and settlement archaeology, Settlement Ecology of the Ancient Americas provides fresh insights not only into past societies, but also present and future populations in a rapidly changing world.

Ancient Teotihuacan

Author : George L. Cowgill
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First comprehensive English-language book on the largest city in the Americas before the 1400s. Teotihuacan is a UNESCO world heritage site, located in highland central Mexico, about twenty-five miles from Mexico City, visited by millions of tourists every year. The book begins with Cuicuilco, a predecessor that arose around 400 BCE, then traces Teotihuacan from its founding in approximately 150 BCE to its collapse around 600 CE. It describes the city's immense pyramids and other elite structures. It also discusses the dwellings and daily lives of commoners, including men, women, and children, and the craft activities of artisans. George L. Cowgill discusses politics, economics, technology, art, religion, and possible reasons for Teotihuacan's rise and fall. Long before the Aztecs and 800 miles from Classic Maya centers, Teotihuacan was part of a broad Mesoamerican tradition but had a distinctive personality that invites comparison with other states and empires of the ancient world.

Archeology and Volcanism in Central America

Author : Payson D. Sheets
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Scientists have long speculated on the impact of extreme natural catastrophes on human societies. Archeology and Volcanism in Central America provides dramatic evidence of the effects of several volcanic disasters on a major civilization of the Western Hemisphere, that of the Maya. During the past 2,000 years, four volcanic eruptions have taken place in the Zapotitán Valley of southern El Salvador. One, the devastating eruption of Ilopango around A.D. 300, forced a major migration, pushing the Mayan people north to the Yucatán Peninsula. Although later eruptions did not have long-range implications for cultural change, one of the subsequent eruptions preserved the Cerén site—a Mesoamerican Pompeii where the bodies of the villagers, the palm-thatched roofs of their houses, the pots of food in their pantries, even the corn plants in their fields were preserved with remarkable fidelity. Throughout 1978, a multidisciplinary team of anthropologists, archeologists, geologists, biologists, and others sponsored by the University of Colorado's Protoclassic Project researched and excavated the results of volcanism in the Zapotitan Valley—a key Mesoamerican site that contemporary political strife has since rendered inaccessible. The result is an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the impact of volcanic eruptions on early Mayan civilization. These investigations clearly demonstrate that the Maya inhabited this volcanically hazardous valley in order to reap the short-term benefits that the volcanic ash produced—fertile soil, fine clays, and obsidian deposits.

Aboriginal Settlement Patterns in the Little Tennessee River Valley

Author : R. P. Stephen Davis
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The Settlement Survey of Tikal

Author : Dennis E. Puleston
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This volume is an essential reference in the study of Classic Maya settlement patterns. Maps of four cardinally oriented strips, each extending 12 km from central Tikal, document the survey area. In addition to these major overall maps (at 1:5000), a number of 1:2000 maps cover the many relatively smaller sites. The accompanying text explains the strategy, procedures, and theoretical considerations of mapping systems.