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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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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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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 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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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

Mesoamerican Archaeology: Recent Trends  

Deborah L. Nichols and Christopher A. Pool

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article provides an overview of recent trends in Mesoamerican archaeology. It discusses the various paradigms that have shaped the field of Mesoamerican archaeology. It describes the ... More

Mexico's National Archaeology Programs  

Nelly M. Robles García

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Sep 2012
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This article discusses archaeology programs in Mexico. The teaching of archaeology in Mexico through the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia is carried out within the National ... More

A Short History of Theory in Mesoamerican Archaeology  

Manuel Gándara

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article attempts to identify the most important theoretical positions in Mesoamerican archaeology, briefly commenting on occasion about some substantive theories. The first real ... More

Time and Space Boundaries: Chronologies and Regions in Mesoamerica  

Susan Toby Evans

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article describes in general terms the characteristics of major time periods in Mesoamerica, tracking the regions that directed or dominated events in each period. It covers the Late ... More

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