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The Adena Mortuary Landscape

David Pollack and Eric J. Schlarb.

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 4194 words.

The Evans site is an off-mound ritual locality in Montgomery County, Kentucky. Among the activities conducted there were the processing of clay, and the manufacturing of mica and barite...

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Agricultural Practices at Chan

Cynthia Robin.

in Chan

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 6331 words.

This chapter explores the terrace agriculture and complex agricultural practices of Maya farmers at Chan. Stratigraphic excavations illustrate that terrace agriculture at Chan has a long...

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Agricultural Terraces as Monumental Architecture in the Titicaca Basin: Their Origins in the Yaya-Mama Religious Tradition

Sergio J. Chávez.

in Early New World Monumentality

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 7932 words.

The monumentality of ancient agricultural terraces in the Titicaca Basin can be observed especially on the Copacabana Peninsula, where most hills facing the lake are covered by stone-faced...

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Agriculture and Monumentality in the Soconusco Region of Chiapas, Mexico

Robert M. Rosenswig.

in Early New World Monumentality

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 9718 words.

Using the site of Cuauhtémoc in the Soconusco as a starting point, I examine the earliest monumental architecture in Mesoamerica. In 1600 bce, Cuauhtémoc began an 800-year occupation as a...

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Agroforestry and Agricultural Production of the Ancient Maya at Chan

Cynthia Robin.

in Chan

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 6534 words.

This chapter examines 1,500 paleoethnobotany samples collected from over 700 contexts by the archaeology team at the Maya farming community of Chan. Paleoethnobotanical studies illustrate...

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Ajk′opot Gente: <i>The Unrecognized Keepers of Maya Plant Lore</i>

Johanna Kufer.

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area

June 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 5201 words.

This chapter examines the concept of Ajk'opot gente, the unrecognized keeper of plant lore in Ch'orti' Maya. The findings indicate that though Ch'orti' language is nowadays very rarely...

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Akte: Settlement, Chronology, and Monuments at the Minor Ceremonial Center Akte in the Motul de San José Periphery

Suzanna C. Yorgey and Matthew D. Moriarty.

in Motul de San José

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 7477 words.

Excavations and mapping of the small site of Akte, located 7.2 km northwest of Motul de San José, near the confluence of the Rio Akte and the Rio K'ante't'u'ul, documented an extensive...

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The Alachua of North-Central Florida

Misha Klein.

in Late Prehistoric Florida

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 8101 words.

This chapter tackles the Alachua culture of north-central Florida, which emerged in Late Woodland times and persisted into the Spanish Mission period. Their material culture is not...

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Alien Bodies, Everyday People, and Hollow Spaces

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel and Lisa Overholtzer.

in Mesoamerican Figurines

June 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 8463 words.

Several figurine forms—figurine heads, human “mud men,” flat-backed figurines, hand-molded figures attached to braziers, rattle-figurines, animal heads and feet attached to jars, and heads...

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Allies and Enemies Pukaras in Their Spatial World

Elizabeth N. Arkush.

in Hillforts of the Ancient Andes

January 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 10798 words.

This chapter discusses the pukaras in their local and regional sociopolitical environment, based on evidence about pukara variability and pukara interrelationships. The chapter moves...

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