Sue Mundell has been assistant editor since 1994. Case Studies in Paleoethnobotany focuses on interpretation in paleoethnobotany. Standard takes a few more days. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. Next follows a description of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research project, in which archaeology, ethnobotany, volcanology, and geophysics are integrated with architectural and objects conservation, site and regional master planning, and outreach and educational efforts. How can you understand the society if you ignore most of the people? The Natural Environment The Cerén site is located in the northern end of the broad Zapotitán Valley in what is now El Salvador. Remains down to remnant ants and mice nibbling on grains, etc.
Known as the New World Pompeii, this study provides a detailed portrait of the life, houses, artifacts, and activity areas of the people who supported the elites with labor, food and goods. These findings constitute landmark contributions to the anthropology and archaeology of Central America. The maguey Agave americana garden south of the building produced fiber for about a dozen households; the leaves were depulped to liberate the fibers using Structure 4's northeast corner pole. Four buildings of Household 1 have been excavated, including a domicile for sleeping, eating, and various daytime activities , a storehouse, a kitchen, and a ramada-style building that occasionally was used for chipped stone tool maintenance, among other functions Structures 1, 6, 11, and 5, respectively. How can you understand the society if you ignore most of the people? Using geophysical techniques, particularly ground-penetrating radar but also resistivity and two other techniques, we have detected numerous other anomalies, most of which probably will turn out to be structures. Please give between 2-5 week for delivery.
No other work introduces paleoethnobotany and illustrates its application in this way. Only we can't interview people, so their possessions have to speak for them. This book will appeal to students interested in ancient plant—people interrelationships, as well as archaeologists, paleoethnobotanists, and paleoecologists. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Used - Good, Normalmente se envía en el plazo de 6-10 días laborable, Buy with confidence.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. One reason for the strength and success of household archaeology is the breadth of its origins in settlement archaeology Willey et al. Soils, Climate and Society, however, focuses on the complex relationship between human populations and the physical environment, particularly the land--the foundation of agricultural production and, by extension, of agricultural peoples. The production and distribution of obsidian implements was found to be quite sensitive to the settlement hierarchy, reflecting variation in access to long-distance traded commodities, craft specialization, and other factors Sheets 1983. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field.
Corners, pages may be dent. Much of the reason for the high fertility of the soils in the valley is that they are volcanically derived in an area with sufficient moisture for exuberant plant growth. How can you understand the society if you ignore most of the people? Generally, the nature of preservation at most archaeological sites limits the extent to which production and specialization can be studied within a community and especially within a particular household. The case study format allows in-depth exploration of the process of interpretation in the context of significant issues that will engage readers. Used - Good, Generalmente spedito in 6-10 giorni lavorativi, Buy with confidence. Only we can't interview people, so their possessions have to speak for them. If you are interested in archaeology, this is a must read.
Since volcanic ash did not allow people to selectively remove artifacts, the site is well-preserved and it also largely stopped natural processes of decomposition offering this rare opportunity to study the Mayan past through household archaeology. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. No other work introduces paleoethnobotany and illustrates its application in this way. A locally owned, independent book shop since 1984. The area receives 1,700 ± 300 mm of precipitation per year; thus dryland maize agriculture is generally quite productive. Category: Social Science Author : Travis W.
These findings constitute landmark contributions to the anthropology and archaeology of Central America. Considerable household archaeology has been conducted in Oaxaca Flannery 1976; Marcus 1989 and at Copán Webster and Gonlin 1988 , among other areas. The villagers fled, leaving their town to be buried under five meters of volcanic ash and forgotten until a bulldozer uncovered evidence of the extraordinarily preserved town in 1976. Radar has apparently detected two buildings on the east side of the plaza, and a person who witnessed the 1976 bulldozing claimed to have seen a similar large building to the north of the plaza, but we have no way to confirm this. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Only a part of the kitchen of Household 3 is known Structure 16. Only we can't interview people, so their possessions have to speak for them. The area was active in the Pliocene and Pleistocene, with the cataclysmic Coatepeque eruption sometime between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago conceivably affecting early human populations. It is now a field with ethnographic sophistication, improving field techniques Hayden and Cannon 1984 , and an emerging corpus of appropriate methods and theory Netting, Wilk, and Arnould 1984; Wilk and Rathje 1982; Santley and Hirth 1993; Ringle and Andrews 1983; Wilk and Ashmore 1988. Within the Zapotitán Valley of El Salvador, the earliest serious archaeological research was the excavations at Campana San Andrés, the largest site in the valley and certainly the religious, economic, and political center of Classic Period society.
The plants themselves decomposed within months or perhaps years after being encased in the volcanic ash, but fortunately the ash had enough consistency to preserve the form of a plant as a hollow space for 14 centuries. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. A recurrent theme is the strength of using multiple lines of evidence to address issues of significance. My research focuses on the ancient societies of Mesoamerica and lower Central America. An apparently unread copy in perfect condition.
Each household overproduced at least one craft or commodity and used that for exchange within the community and to obtain long-distance traded items that generally were produced by specialists, such as obsidian tools, hematite pigments, and jade axes. The short methods chapters and topical case studies are ideal for instructors of classes in archaeological methods, environmental archaeology, and ethnobiology. Only we can't interview people, so their possessions have to speak for them. Used - Good, Usually ships in 1-2 business days, Good: All pages and cover are intact. Soils, Climate and Society, however, focuses on the complex relationship between human populations and the physical environment, particularly the land--the foundation of agricultural production and, by extension, of agricultural peoples. Supported by the National Geographic Society, geophysical explorations with ground-penetrating radar, resistivity, and seismic refraction were conducted during the succeeding two field seasons, in 1979 and 1980, in which anomalies were recorded and some were confirmed as Classic Period structures Sheets et al.