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Aegypto Capta

Friederike Herklotz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 5746 words.

This article discusses the Ptolemaic legacy and Egyptian independence; the annexation of Egypt; and the first Roman prefects in Egypt. In contrast to earlier changes of ruler, the...

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Applied Archaeology in the Americas

Jago Cooper and Lindsay Duncan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Archaeology by Region; Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Historical Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 8144 words.

This chapter considers the role of archaeology in creating solutions for coping with the impacts of global environmental change, illustrated by cases from Latin America. Past examples of...

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Archaeologies of Colonial Reduction and Cultural Production in Native Northern California

Stephen W. Silliman.

in The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology

February 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Historical Archaeology. 4033 words.

This article aims to outline themes of research in Native northern California, specifically under Spanish/Mexican and Russian control, in order to highlight key issues in North American...

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The Archaeology of the Late Postclassic Maya Highlands

Greg Borgstede and Eugenia Robinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 5867 words.

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...

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Aztec Boundary Interactions

Michael A. Ohnersorgen and Marcie L. Venter.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 4743 words.

Interactions at the Aztec imperial edges varied considerably, with some marked by a general congruence of political, economic, and symbolic domains, suggesting that border-like conditions...

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The Aztec Empire

Michael E. Smith and Maëlle Sergheraert.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 3108 words.

The Aztec Empire was created within a setting of competing city-states ( altepetl ) that covered the landscape of central Mexico starting around 1100 ad . These small polities, ruled by...

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The Classic Maya Collapse

David Webster.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 4455 words.

This article discusses the collapse of the Classic Mayan civilization of southern and eastern Mesoamerica. Archaeologists now commonly recognize that there are several dimensions to this...

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Concepts of Collapse and Regeneration in Human History

George L. Cowgill.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 3053 words.

This article focuses on the concepts of collapse and regeneration employed by Mesoamericanists. Much mischief is caused by ambiguities about what it is that is supposed to be collapsing or...

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The Conquest of Mexico

Michel R. Oudijk.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 3929 words.

This article focuses on the sources describing the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Historians all have continuously asked the same question: How was it possible for five hundred Spaniards to...

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Contact and Postcontact Iñupiat Ethnohistory

Anne M. Jensen and Glenn W. Sheehan.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Historical Archaeology. 8879 words.

This chapter covers the contact and postcontact period of Iñupiat history in northern and northwestern Alaska, drawing on archaeological and ethnohistorical records. The period of interest...

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