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Collection: Archaeopress Pre Columbian Archaeology

Numbered book series consisting of monographs, conference proceedings, catalogues of archaeological material, and excavation reports relating to Meso and South America before the arrival of European settlers.

Series Editor: David Davison (Archaeopress)

Standing order reference: APCA

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Aquatic Adaptations in Mesoamerica

Eduardo Williams

This book explores the subsistence strategies that ancient Mesoamericans implemented to survive and thrive in their environments. It discusses the natural settings, production sites, techniques, artifacts, cultural landscapes, traditional knowledge, and other features linked to human subsistence in aquatic environments. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Contextualización del reconocimiento arqueológico de Eduard Seler en la Región de Chaculá, Departamento de Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Ulrich Wölfel

This study re-examines and contextualises Eduard Seler's investigations in the Chaculá-Region, Guatemala. A new study of the Ethnological Museum Berlin's materials from the region, including previously undocumented ceramics, reveals a chronology suggesting that the major settlements were occupied from the Late Classic to the Early Postclassic. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

From Ritual to Refuse: Faunal Exploitation by the Elite of Chinikihá, Chiapas, during the Late Classic Period

Coral Montero López

From Ritual to Refuse explores the faunal exploitation by the Maya elite at the site of Chinikihá, Chiapas, during the end of the Late Classic period (AD 700-850) by applying zooarchaeological and statistical analyses to a faunal assemblage located in a basurero or midden behind a palatial structure at the core of the site. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Enemy – Stranger – Neighbour: The Image of the Other in Moche Culture

Janusz Z. Wołoszyn

'Enemy – Stranger – Neighbour: The Image of the Other in Moche Culture' is dedicated to artistic renderings of the Recuay people in Moche art, in all available and preserved media. This study offers an analysis of several dozen complex, painted and bas-relief scenes and several hundred mould-pressed, sculpted depictions of foreigners in Moche art. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ancient West Mexico in the Mesoamerican Ecumene

Eduardo Williams

This volume presents a long-overdue synthesis and update on West Mexican archaeology. Ancient West Mexico has often been portrayed as a ‘marginal’ or ‘underdeveloped’ area of Mesoamerica. This book shows that the opposite is true and that it played a critical role in the cultural and historical development of the Mesoamerican ecumene. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Wari Women from Huarmey

Wiesław Więckowski et al.

Excavations at the Castillo de Huarmey archaeological site brought to light the first intact burial of female high-elite members of the Wari culture. This book presents the results of bioarchaeological analyses performed to date, and focuses on reconstructing the funeral rite and social status of the deceased. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Hydraulic System of Uxul

Nicolaus Seefeld

This research seeks to close an essential research gap – the understanding of the water management strategies of the Maya in pre-Hispanic times. It focuses on the archaeological investigation of the hydraulic system of Uxul, a medium-sized Maya centre in the south of the state of Campeche, Mexico. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | Open Access

Tarascan Copper Metallurgy: A Multiapproach Perspective

Blanca Estela Maldonado

A study which provides valuable insights into the nature of metal production and the development of technology and political economy in ancient Mesoamerica, offering a contribution to general anthropological theories of the emergence of social complexity. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Recent Investigations in the Puuc Region of Yucatán

ed. Meghan Rubenstein

Papers focus on the history of the Puuc region, Yucatán, incorporating archaeological, architectural, epigraphic, and iconographic studies. READ MORE

Paperback: £33.00 | eBook: £16.00

Mesoamerican Religions and Archaeology

Aleksandar Boškovic et al.

The main goal of this book is to produce a methodologically sound and ethically valid interdisciplinary introduction into the exciting world of ancient Mesoamerica. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | eBook: £16.00

Archaeological Paleography

Joshua D. Englehardt

This volume explores the development of the Maya writing system in Middle-Late Formative and Early Classic period (700 BC-AD 450) Mesoamerica. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Metallurgy in Ancient Ecuador

Roberto Lleras Perez

This study aims to collect and systematise the existing general knowledge about pre-Hispanic metallurgy of Ecuador and the specific data concerning the collection of the Banco Central. The result is the most comprehensive book on Ecuadorian metallurgy to date. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Rainfed Altepetl

Aurelio López Corral

This work seeks to model food production in ancient Tepeaca, a Late Postclassic (AD 1325-1521) and Early Colonial (16th century) state level-polity settled on the central highlands of Puebla. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Stone Trees Transplanted? Central Mexican Stelae of the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic and the Question of Maya ‘Influence’

Keith Jordan

Stelae dating to the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic from Tula, Xochicalco, and other sites in Central Mexico have been cited as evidence of Classic Maya `influence' on Central Mexican art during these periods. This book re-evaluates these claims via detailed comparative analysis of the Central Mexican stelae and their claimed Maya counterparts. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Archaeology of Yucatán: New Directions and Data

ed. Travis W. Stanton

This volume was conceived to provide a forum for Mexican and foreign scholars to publish new data and interpretations on the archaeology of the northern Maya lowlands, specifically the State of Yucatán. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Palaces and Courtly Culture in Ancient Mesoamerica

ed. Julie Nehammer Knub et al.

This volume collects eight recent and innovative studies spanning the breadth of Mesoamerica, from the Early Classic metropolis of Teotihuacan, to Tenochtitlan, the Late Postclassic capital of the Aztec, and from the arid central Mexican highlands in the west to the humid Maya lowlands in the east. READ MORE

Paperback: £31.00 | eBook: £16.00