Postclassic Mesoamerican World

by Michael E Smith

Publisher: University of Utah Press

Written in English
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  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Ancient - General,
  • Latin America - Mexico,
  • Social Science / Archaeology,
  • Archaeology,
  • Antiquities,
  • Congresses,
  • Indians of Central America,
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  The first involves ceremonies performed by the Yucatec Maya during the Postclassic period (13 th through 15 th centuries) to ritually terminate the old year and begin anew by establishing a “tree” to mark the trees set up in the four quadrants at the creation of the present world, as documented in the prehispanic Maya codices and the.   The Maya - a powerful pre-Colombian civilization who reached their cultural zenith around A.D. before falling into steep decline - were literate and had books, written in a complex language including pictograms, glyphs, and phonetic representations. A Maya book is referred to as a codex (plural: codices).The codices were painted onto a paper made of bark from the fig tree and . The priesthood in the Late-Postclassic Period. The main description of a priestly hierarchy as it functioned in the first decades of the 16th century stems from Landa's account of Yucatec society, but isolated terms for priestly offices have also been transmitted from other Maya groups.. The Yucatec hierarchy Recruitment. In Yucatán, priests were sons of priests or second sons of nobles. Pre-Columbian civilizations - Pre-Columbian civilizations - The Maya calendar and writing system: It is their intellectual life that established the cultural superiority of the Maya over all other American Indians. Much of this was based upon a calendrical system that was partly shared with other Mesoamerican groups but that they perfected into a tool capable of recording important historical.

This volume had its beginnings in the two-day colloquium, "Rethinking Chichén Itzá, Tula and Tollan," that was held at Dumbarton Oaks. The selected essays revisit long-standing questions regarding the nature of the relationship between Chichen Itza and Tula. Rather than approaching these questions through the notions of migrations and conquests, these essays place the cities in the context. Twin Tollans: Chichén Itzá, Tula, and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World, Revised Edition (Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia) (Book) Book Details. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book sold through our affiliate partners. Recommended By. Epiclassic and Early Postclassic periods are far less well known and require a separate effort at analysis and syn-thesis. In the remainder of this report, the term “Post-classic” is used for convenience to refer to the postth-century, Middle-to-Late Postclassic time period. world-systems theory and postclassic mesoamerica. University Press of Florida Book: Maya Kingship. Contributors: Edited by Tsubasa Okoshi, Arlen F. Chase, Philippe Nondédéo, and M. Charlotte Arnauld. ISBN Numbers.

MESOAMERICA: CHRONOLOGY: MESOAMERICAN TIMELINE. Archaeologists divide Mesoamerican civilizational development into three major time periods: the PreClassic or Formative period extending from B.C. - A.D. , the Classic period extending from A.D. , and the PostClassic period extending from A.D. THE PRECLASSIC PERIOD. Postclassic Soconusco Society now adds a key region to the overall picture. This work will serve as both a basic reference on the Postclassic archaeology of a key region and a case study in the local impacts and manifestations of ancient empires and world-systems. ISBN , $ The second edition of The World of the Ancient Maya has been reorganized as well as revised. Archaeologists and ethnohistorians have produced vast quantities of new data about the Maya in the s and s. Epigraphers have put forward an avalanche of new interpretations of glyphs and readings of texts that provide a rich source of information for reconstructing the politics of Classic Maya.   These outfits are reconstructions of lowland Maya fashion from the Late Postclassic period (c or ). However I did have to draw some inspiration from earlier periods like the Late Classic (c) and Early Postclassic (c) era.

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Cited by: New regional polities were emerging throughout Mesoamerica in a bewildering variety of cultural traditions, languages, and economies.

This book draws on world-systems theory to explain how regional expressions of Mesoamerican civilization were integrated as a dynamic system, the Mesoamerican World. Edited by Michael E. Smith and Frances F. Berdan Anthropology and Archaeology The past two decades have seen an explosion of research on Postclassic Mesoamerican societies.

In this ambitious new volume, the editors and contributors seek to present a complete picture of the middle and late Postclassic period (ca. AD ) employing a new theoretical framework/5(5). Other articles where Postclassic Period is discussed: pre-Columbian civilizations: Postclassic period (–): The final period of pre-Columbian Meso-American history is referred to as the Postclassic.

Its beginning is usually placed atand it terminates with the arrival of the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in or with his conquest. The overall narrative is played out within the context of the Mesoamerican ecumene; that is, the universe of cultural and social interactions that coalesced into one of the few pristine civilizations of the ancient world.

The book presents a long-overdue synthesis and update of West Mexican archaeology aimed at scholars, students and the. Postclassic Mesoamerica / Michael E. Smith and Frances F. Berdan --Conceptualizing macroregional interaction: world-systems theory and the archaeological record / Susan Kepecs and Philip Kohl --Spatial structure of the Mesoamerican world system / Michael E.

Smith and Frances F. Berdan --Small polities in postclassic Mesoamerica / Michael E. The past two decades have seen an explosion of research on Postclassic Mesoamerican societies.

In this ambitious new volume, the Postclassic Mesoamerican World book and contributors seek to present a complete picture of the middle and late Postclassic period (ca.

AD ) employing a new theoretical : Buy The Postclassic Mesoamerican World by Michael E Smith from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ The Postclassic Mesoamerican World by Michael E Smith (Editor), Frances F Berdan (Editor) starting at $ The Postclassic Mesoamerican World has 2 5/5(1).

The Postclassic Mesoamerican World. By Michael E Smith. Edited by Michael E. Smith and Frances F. Berdan. Anthropology and Archaeology. The past two decades have seen an explosion of research on Postclassic Mesoamerican societies.

In this ambitious new volume, the editors and contributors seek to present a complete picture of the middle and. Start your review of Twin Tollans: Chichen Itza, Tula, and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World Write a review Kate rated it liked it4/5(1).

Mesoamerica is a historical region and cultural area in North extends from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa this region pre-Columbian societies flourished for more than years before the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

In the 16th century, Eurasian diseases such as smallpox and measles. Mesoamerican chronology divides the history of prehispanic Mesoamerica into several periods: the Paleo-Indian (first human habitation– BCE), the Archaic (before BCE), the Preclassic or Formative ( BCE– CE), the Classic (– CE), and the Postclassic (– CE), Colonial (–), and Postcolonial (–present).

Michael E Smith, "Postclassic Mesoamerican World" English | | ISBN: | PDF | pages: | mb. As the focus of Maya civilization shifted northward in the Postclassic period, a northern Maya group called the Itza rose to prominence.

Their principal center, Chichen Itza, (Yucatan State) Mexico, which means “at the mouth of the well of the Itza,” flourished from the 9th to 13th centuries CE, eventually covering about six square miles.

In The Postclassic Mesoamerican World, edited by Smith, Michael E. and Berdan, Frances F., pp. – University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. Gómez-Valdés, Jorge Antropologiía dental en poblaciones del Occidente de Mesoameérica. I know you guys were expecting Postclassic Maya outfits.

But, I decided to do six Aztec outfits for the moment. The Center of the Maya World (Wonders of the World Book): Elizabeth Mann, Tom McNeely: : Books. cynaz. Lady Sharkfin bloodletting onto a book. Maya Queen of Yaxchilan (during the 7th and 8th pins. Most Maya city-states were abandoned or destroyed between and C.E.

Possible reasons for the decline of Maya culture include the disruption of Mesoamerican trade resulting from the fall of Teotihuacan, environmental pressure caused by overpopulation, and increased warfare.

The Postclassic Period in Mesoamerica, – A. The. Mesoamerican prehistory is sometimes very roughly lumped into three categories—the Pre-classic ( –ad bc ), Classic (–), and ad Postclassic (ad –) periods, but it is far more complicated than that.

To get a complete picture of Mesoamerica, we must also take into account the. Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests examines evidence for cultural interchange among the intellectual powerbrokers in Postclassic Mesoamerica, specifically those centered in the northern Maya lowlands and the central Mexican highlands.

Contributors to the volume’s thirteen chapters bring an interdisciplinary perspective to understanding the interactions that led to shared content in. Get this from a library. Twin Tollans: Chichén Itzá, Tula, and the epiclassic to early postclassic Mesoamerican world. [Jeff Karl Kowalski; Cynthia Kristan-Graham; Dumbarton Oaks.;] -- "These selected essays revisit long-standing questions regarding the nature of the relationship between Chichen Itza and Tula.

The contributors to this volume bring their background in archaeology. Twin Tollans: Chichén Itzá, Tula, and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World, Revised Edition (Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia) Revised Edition by Jeff Karl Kowalski (Editor), Cynthia Reviews: 3.

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Smith ME & FF Berdan. Spatial Structure of the Mesoamerican World System. In The Postclassic Mesoamerican World, ed. ME Smith, FF Berdan, pp.

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This landmark book offers the first comprehensive description and analysis of gender and power relations in prehispanic Mesoamerica from the Formative Period Olmec world (ca. – BC) through the Postclassic Maya and Aztec societies of the sixteenth century AD.

Re-Creating Primordial Time offers a new perspective on the Maya codices, documenting the extensive use of creation mythology and foundational rituals in the hieroglyphic texts and iconography of these important manuscripts. Focusing on both pre-Columbian codices and early colonial creation accounts, Vail and Hernández show that in spite of significant cultural change during the Postclassic.

The authors bring new empirical information to bear on the problem of how prehispanic social, political, and economic organization were transformed, as independent Maya kingdoms, the Aztec empire (with its client states), the Tarascans, and other more distant polities once linked through the macroregional economic web of the Postclassic period Seller Rating: % positive.

Classic Period Maya society (A.D. ∼–) is almost as well known for its collapse as for its tremendous accomplishments in hieroglyphic writing, monumental art, and architecture and an extensive, populous network of cities and towns that crossed the terrain of parts of four modern nations (Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras).

Indeed, interest in the political and demographic. Mesoamerican Worlds: From the Olmec to the Danzantes was devoted to the study of historical phenomena within particular traditions of Mesoamerica and in relation to other cultures. This series integrated the work of archaeology, archaeoastronomy, art history, history of .Smith, Michael E.

Spatial Structure of the Mesoamerican World System. In The Postclassic Mesoamerican World, edited by Smith, Michael E. and Berdan, Frances F., pp. 21 – University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.Kehoe, Alice B - Wind Jewels and Paddling Gods: The Mississippian Southeast in the Postclassic Mesoamerican World, Reilly, F Kent with James Garber (Eds) - Ancient Objects and Sacred Realms, Austin, University of Texas Press.