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Considering Early New World Monumentality

Robert M. Rosenswig and Richard L. Burger

in Early New World Monumentality

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780813038087
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0001
Considering Early New World Monumentality

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The introductory chapter provides a theoretical overview to the volume. This theoretical perspective includes a brief historical account of the study of monumentality, the idea of approaching monumentality from two temporal scales (initial labor organization and long-term built environment), as well as the rationale for examining these issues comparatively across the three American continents. A review of the contents of each paper is not provided in this introductory chapter but instead themes that run through multiple papers is discussed and their implication explored.

Keywords: monumental architecture; monumentality; early architecture; New World archaeology

Chapter.  7254 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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