Human Adaptation in Ancient Mesoamerica: Empirical by Nancy Gonlin,Kirk D. French

By Nancy Gonlin,Kirk D. French

This quantity explores the dynamics of human variation to social, political, ideological, monetary, and environmental elements in Mesoamerica and encompasses a wide variety of themes, similar to the hydrological engineering in the back of Teotihuacan’s structure, the complexities of agriculture and sustainability within the Maya lowlands, and the nuanced historical past of abandonment between various lineages and families in Maya centers.

The authors aptly display how tradition is the mechanism that permits humans to conform to a altering international, and so they deal with how ecological elements, relatively land and water, intersect with nonmaterial and fabric manifestations of cultural complexity. participants extra illustrate the ongoing application of the cultural ecological viewpoint in framing study on diversifications of historic civilizations.

This booklet celebrates the paintings of Dr. David Webster, an influential Penn nation archaeologist and anthropologist of the Maya sector, and highlights human variation in Mesoamerica in the course of the medical lenses of anthropological archaeology and cultural ecology.

Contributors include Elliot M. Abrams, Christopher J. Duffy, Susan Toby Evans, Kirk D. French, AnnCorinne Freter, Nancy Gonlin, George R. Milner, Zachary Nelson, Deborah L. Nichols, David M. Reed, Don S. Rice, Prudence M. Rice, Rebecca Storey, Kirk Damon directly, David Webster, Stephen L. Whittington, Randolph J. Widmer, John D. Wingard, and W. Scott Zeleznik.

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