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Paths to Central American prehistory

Author: Frederick W Lange
Publisher: Niwot : University Press of Colorado, ©1996.
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This landmark volume brings together contributions by some of the most distinguished pioneers of Central American archaeology as well as those of younger scholars from North America, Europe, and Central America. This ambitious work demonstrates the parallel ongoing needs to pursue theoretical and methodological advances while dedicating equal efforts to filling in the blank spaces in the archaeological map of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paths to Central American prehistory.
Niwot : University Press of Colorado, ©1996
(DLC) 95038455
(OCoLC)33047090
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick W Lange
ISBN: 0585024669 9780585024660
OCLC Number: 42329087
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 379 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The saga of an archaeologist: a brief glimpse into the life of Wolfgang Haberland --
Settlement, subsistence, and the origins of social complexity in Greater Chiriquí: a reappraisal of the Aguas Buenas tradition --
Stone tools and cultural boundaries in prehistoric Panamá: an initial assessment --
A ceramic sequence for the Lower Diquís area, Costa Rica --
The archaeology of the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica --
The Bay of Salinas: coastal crossroads of Greater Nicoya --
Luna Polychrome --
Preliminary research in Chontales and the Lake Managua basin, Nicaragua --
The Ayala Site: a Bagaces period site near Granada, Nicaragua --
The Nicoya Shaman --
Merchants and metalwork in Middle America --
Prehistoric coastal subsistence in Northwestern Costa Rica: geographical diversity and chronological trends --
Precolumbian obsidian trade in the northern Intermediate Area: elemental analysis of artifacts from Honduras and Nicaragua --
El Salvador and the Southeastern frontier of Mesoamerica --
Lower Central American archaeology: some comments as of 1991 --
Gaps in our databases and blanks in our syntheses: the potential for Central American archaeology in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Frederick W. Lange, editor.

Abstract:

This landmark volume brings together contributions by some of the most distinguished pioneers of Central American archaeology as well as those of younger scholars from North America, Europe, and Central America. This ambitious work demonstrates the parallel ongoing needs to pursue theoretical and methodological advances while dedicating equal efforts to filling in the blank spaces in the archaeological map of Central America, where even the most basic surveys and chronological sequences are lacking. The contributions represent a range in specialties that include archaeology, precolumbian art history, new analytical techniques, and exploration of unknown geographical areas. Paths to Central American Prehistory covers El Salvador and Honduras through Panama, from the Paleoindian period to the time of the Spanish invasion. It will have wide appeal to Mesoamerican and Central American archaeologists as well as to general readers with a serious interest in the archaeology of the area.
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