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After Monte Albán : transformation and negotiation in Oaxaca, Mexico /
edited by Jeffrey P. Blomster.
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Boulder : University Press of Colorado, c2008.
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xvi, 438 p.
ISBN
9780870818967 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Boulder : University Press of Colorado, c2008.
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9780870818967 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Changing cloud formations: the sociopolitics of Oaxaca in late classic/postclassic Mesoamerica / Jeffrey P. Blomster -- Advances in defining the classic-postclassic portion of the Valley of Oaxaca ceramic chronology : occurrence and phyletic seriation / Robert Markens -- The postclassic period in the Valley of Oaxaca : the archaeological and ethnohistorical records / Michel R. Oudijk -- Heirlooms and ruins : high culture, Mesoamerican civilization, and the postclassic Oaxacan tradition / Byron Ellsworth Hamann -- The classic to postclassic at Lambityeco / Michael D. Lind -- Ethnohistory, oral history, and archaeology at Macuilxóchitl : perspectives on the postclassic period (800-1521 CE) in the Valley of Oaxaca / Robert Markens, Marcus Winter, and Cira Martínez López -- Domination, negotiation, and collapse : a history of centralized authority on the Oaxaca coast before the late postclassic / Arthur A. Joyce -- Interregional networks of the Oaxacan early postclassic : connecting the coast and the highlands / Stacie M. King -- Legitimization, negotiation, and appropriation in postclassic Oaxaca : Mixtec stone codices / Jeffrey P. Blomster -- Tree birth, the solar oracle, and Achiutla : Mixtec sacred history and the classic to postclassic transition / Bruce E. Byland -- Classic and postclassic archaeological features of the Mixteca-Tlapaneca-Nahua region of Guerrero : why didn't anyone tell me the classic period was over? / Gerardo Gutierrez -- Classic to postclassic in four Oaxaca regions : the Mazateca, the Chinantla, the Mixe Region, and the Southern Isthmus / Marcus Winter.
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6385040
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'After Monte Alb'n truly fills a void in current archaeological perspectives on the development of late pre-Hispanic Oaxacan civilizations, placing them at the forefront of a new synthesis and at the same time highlighting a frontier of exciting research avenues for the future.'
"After Monte Albán truly fills a void in current archaeological perspectives on the development of late pre-Hispanic Oaxacan civilizations, placing them at the forefront of a new synthesis and at the same time highlighting a frontier of exciting research avenues for the future." -- Marilyn Masson, University at Albany (SUNY).
"This is without a doubt one of the best volumes ever to be produced on the ancient history of Oaxaca." -- Heather S Orr, Western State College of Colorado.
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Summaries
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This work reveals the richness and interregional relevance of post-classic transformations in the area now known as Oaxaca, which lies between Central Mexico and the Maya area and, as contributors to this volume demonstrate, achieved cultural centrality in pan-Mesoamerican networks.
Long Description
After Monte Alb'n reveals the richness and interregional relevance of Postclassic transformations in the area now known as Oaxaca, which lies between Central Mexico and the Maya area and, as contributors to this volume demonstrate, achieved cultural centrality in pan-Mesoamerican networks. Large nucleated states throughout Oaxaca collapsed after 700 C.E., including the great Zapotec state centered in the Valley of Oaxaca, Monte Alb'n. Elite culture changed in fundamental ways as small city-states proliferated in Oaxaca, each with a new ruling dynasty required to devise novel strategies of legitimization. The vast majority of the population, though, sustained continuity in lifestyle, religion, and cosmology. Contributors synthesize these regional transformations and continuities in the lower Rio Verde Valley, the Valley of Oaxaca, and the Mixteca Alta.
Main Description
After Monte Albán reveals the richness and interregional relevance of Postclassic transformations in the area now known as Oaxaca, which lies between Central Mexico and the Maya area and, as contributors to this volume demonstrate, achieved cultural centrality in pan-Mesoamerican networks. Large nucleated states throughout Oaxaca collapsed after 700 C.E., including the great Zapotec state centered in the Valley of Oaxaca, Monte Albán. Elite culture changed in fundamental ways as small city-states proliferated in Oaxaca, each with a new ruling dynasty required to devise novel strategies of legitimization. The vast majority of the population, though, sustained continuity in lifestyle, religion, and cosmology. Contributors synthesize these regional transformations and continuities in the lower Rio Verde Valley, the Valley of Oaxaca, and the Mixteca Alta. They provide data from material culture, architecture, codices, ethnohistoric documents, and ceramics, including a revised ceramic chronology from the Late Classic to the end of the Postclassic that will be crucial to future investigations. After Monte Albán establishes Postclassic Oaxaca's central place in the study of Mesoamerican antiquity. Contributors include Jeffrey P. Blomster, Bruce E. Byland, Gerardo Gutierrez, Byron Ellsworth Hamann, Arthur A. Joyce, Stacie M. King, Michael D. Lind, Robert Markens, Cira Martínez López, Michel R. Oudijk, and Marcus Winter.
Main Description
Delivers a stunning array of studies in Oaxacan archaeology that demonstrate that Oaxaca, which is juxtaposed between central Mexico and the Maya area, was far more central than previously thought to Mesoamerican interactions and cultural achievements in the centuries after the decline of Classic nucleated states throughout Mesoamerica.
Main Description
Reveals the richness and interregional relevance of Post-classic transformations in the area now known as Oaxaca, which lies between Central Mexico and the Maya area and, as contributors to this volume demonstrate, achieved cultural centrality in pan-Mesoamerican networks. Large nucleated states throughout Oaxaca collapsed after 700CE, including the great Zapotec state centred in the Valley of Oaxaca, Monte Albán. Elite culture changed in fundamental ways as small city-states proliferated in Oaxaca, each with a new ruling dynasty required to devise novel strategies of legitimisation. The vast majority of the population, though, sustained continuity in lifestyle, religion, and cosmology. Contributors synthesise these regional transformations and continuities in the lower Rio Verde Valley, the Valley of Oaxaca, and the Mixteca Alta. They provide data from material culture, architecture, codices, ethnohistoric documents, and ceramics, including a revised ceramic chronology from the Late Classic to the end of the Post-classic that will be crucial to future investigations.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
The Late Classic / Postclassic in Oaxaca-An Introduction
Changing Cloud Formations: The Sociopolitics of Oaxaca in Late Classic / Postclassic Mesoamericap. 3
Chronology, Continuity, and Disjunction: Etic and Emic Perspectives
Advances in Defining the Classic-Postclassic Portion of the Valley of Oaxaca Ceramic Chronology: Occurrence and Phyletic Seriationp. 49
The Postclassic Period in the Valley of Oaxaca: The Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Recordsp. 95
Heirlooms and Ruins: High Culture, Mesoamerican Civilization, and the Postclassic Oaxacan Traditionp. 119
Continuity and Abandonment of Houses in the Valley of Oaxaca: Lambityeco and Macuilxochitl
The Classic to Postclassic at Lambityecop. 171
Ethnohistory, Oral History, and Archaeology at Macuilxochitl: Perspectives on the Postclassic Period (800-1521 CE) in the Valley of Oaxacap. 193
Changing Power Relations and Interaction in the Lower Rio Verde Valley
Domination, Negotiation, and Collapse: A History of Centralized Authority on the Oaxaca Coast before the Late Postclassicp. 219
Interregional Networks of the Oaxacan Early Postclassic: Connecting the Coast and the Highlandsp. 255
Sacred History and Legitimization in the Mixteca Alta
Legitimization, Negotiation, and Appropriation in Postclassic Oaxaca: Mixtec Stone Codicesp. 295
Tree Birth, the Solar Oracle, and Achiutla: Mixtec Sacred History and the Classic to Postclassic Transitionp. 331
New Research Frontiers in Oaxaca and Eastern Guerrero
Classic and Postclassic Archaeological Features of the Mixteca-Tlapaneca-Nahua Region of Guerrero: Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me the Classic Period Was Over?p. 367
Classic to Postclassic in Four Oaxaca Regions: The Mazateca, the Chinantla, the Mixe Region, and the Southern Isthmusp. 393
List of Contributorsp. 427
Indexp. 429
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