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Advances in hunter-gatherer research in Mexico: archaeozoological contributions  

Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales and Eduardo Corona-M.

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Interest in the first hunter-gatherer populations of Mexico has increased in the last fifteen years. Exploration of the Late Pleistocene localities involved in the early peopling of ... More

Agricultural Land Use and Intensification  

Vernon L. Scarborough

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Agricultural intensification is the process whereby land-use activity is heightened through an increase in production on a plot. Production can be stimulated by an increase in the amount ... More

Ancient Stone Sculptures: In Search of the Mexica Past  

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
This chapter discusses the Mexica monumental sculptures uncovered in downtown Mexico City during the late eighteenth century, including the Coatlicue and Tlaltecuhtli sculptures, and the ... More

Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples  

Shoshaunna Parks and Patricia A. McAnany

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article examines the present relationship between indigenous people and archaeology in Mesoamerica, with an emphasis on the Maya region. It provides a brief analysis of the historical ... More

Archaeology in Guatemala: Nationalist, Colonialist, Imperialist  

Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
The historiography of archaeology in Guatemala is still in its infancy. Accounts of Maya archaeology are mostly concerned with the development of ideas in North America and Europe, where ... More

The Archaeology of Belize in the Twenty-First Century  

Jaime J. Awe

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Located on the southeastern corner of the Yucatán Peninsula, Belize is the second smallest country in Central America. In spite of its size, however, the country has an incredibly rich and ... More

Archaeology of Gender in Mesoamerican Societies  

Rosemary A. Joyce

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews studies on the archaeology of gender in Mesoamerica. Critical advances in the archaeology of gender in Mesoamerica include explorations of how status and age differences ... More

The Archaeology of the Late Postclassic Maya Highlands  

Greg Borgstede and Eugenia Robinson

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews archaeological evidence of the Late Postclassic period in the Maya highlands. The Maya highlands contain a diverse and complex geography, a diversity that is ... More

Archaeology of the Maya Highlands  

Bárbara Arroyo

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
The Guatemala highlands is an area of contrasting climate, topography, and agricultural potential. High basins and fertile valleys are situated among a series of mountain ranges from the ... More

Archaeology on Mesoamerica's Southern Frontier  

Geoffrey McCafferty, Fabio Esteban Amador, Silvia Salgado González, and Carrie Dennett

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
The southern frontier of Mesoamerica has fluctuated through time but has generally included portions of the Central American countries of El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Tied into ... More

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