Chapters on Ancient Mesoamerica
The Ancient Civilizations
of Mesoamerica, edited by Michael E. Smith and Marilyn A. Masson. Blackwell
Publishers (2000), ISBN: 0631211160. ($36.95)
" This volume is one of a very few that deal with the
whole array of civilizations in ancient Mexico and Central America. It
will be a welcome companion for readers new to the astonishing achievements
and daunting variety of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The editors have chosen
well: the papers collected here highlight the common threads that bind
Mesoamerican civilizations together, while portraying their individuality
and reflecting the diversity of approaches the archaeologists bring to
the task of interpreting them." (Dr. John S. Henderson, Cornell University).
"Access to these important articles, as a set, will quickly
prove indispensable for courses -- and general reading -- on Mesoamerican
archaeology. The editors' introductions are equally valuable and thought-proviking
as they situate the individual chapters, as well as the cross-cutting themes,
in a sophisticated, highly readable review of current thinking."
(Dr. Wendy Ashmore, University of Pennsylvania).
About the Editors:
Dr. Marilyn A. Masson is Assistant Professor in the Department of
Anthropology, University at Albany (State University of New York). She
is a Mesoamericanist archaeologist currently focusing on the Postclassic
period of the Maya lowlands under the auspices of the Belize Postclassic
Project, formed in 1996. She is the the author of In the Realm of
Nachan Kan: Postclassic Maya Archaeology at Laguna de On, Belize
(2000, University Press of Colorado).
Dr. Michael E. Smith is Professor in the Department
of Anthropology, University at Albany (State University of New York). You
may contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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