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Encyclopedia of Prehistory : Encyclopedia of Prehistory Middle America Volume 5 - Peter N. Peregrine

Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Encyclopedia of Prehistory Middle America Volume 5

By: Peter N. Peregrine (Editor), Melvin Ember (Editor)

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The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents temporal dimension. Major traditions are an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory of humankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries, but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship ties play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and time periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con­ The Encyclopedia is organized accord­ texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties are central to defining ethno­ is defined as a group of populations sharing logical cultures. similar subsistence practices, technology, There are three types of entries in the and forms of sociopolitical organization, Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry, which are spatially contiguous over a rela­ the regional subtradition entry, and the tively large area and which endure tempo­ site entry. Each contains different types of rally for a relatively long period. Minimal information, and each is intended to be areal coverage for a major tradition can used in a different way.

Bahia
Central Mexico Classic
Central Mexico Postlcassic
Chiriqui
Classic Maya
Coahuilan
Cocle
Early Caribbean
Early Chibcha
Early Mesoamerican Archaic
Early Highland Mesoamerican Preclassic
Early Northwest South American Littoral
Ecuadoran Highlands
Gulf Coast Classic
Highland Mesoamerican Archaic
Huatabampo
Late Caribbean
Late Chibcha
Late Highland Mesoamerican Preclassic
Late Northwest South American Littoral
Lowland Mesoamerican Archaic
Manteno
Nicoya
Olmec
Paya
Postclassic Maya
Postclassic Southern Mexican Highlands
Preclassic Maya
Southern Mexican Highlands Classic
Trincheras
West Mexico Classic
West Mexico Postclassic
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ISBN: 9780306462597
ISBN-10: 0306462591
Series: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PREHISTORY : Book 5
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.45