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Collection: Paris Monographs in American Archaeology

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

Series Editor: Eric Taladoire (CNRS / Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Standing order reference: PMAA

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El renacer de los Reyes: Imagen, contexto y significado del friso de Balamkú, Campeche, México

Daniel Salazar Lama

The frieze of Structure 1-A Sub of Balamkú, Campeche, is one of the most complex Maya artistic expressions of the Classic period (250-900 AD). This study places the frieze within its historical framework so the monument may be better understood and the significance of its message revealed. READ MORE

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K'awiil: El dios maya del rayo, la abundancia y los gobernantes

Rogelio Valencia Rivera

This study of K'awiil analyses one of the most important deities of the Maya pantheon, and allows us to approach the religious thought of this people, since it is through the myths, rituals and other religious and cultural activities in which a deity participates, that we can try to understand how the Maya conceived their universe. READ MORE

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La industria lítica del núcleo urbano maya de La Blanca, Petén, Guatemala

Ricardo Torres Marzo

The ancient Maya used mainly stone tools, made of either ground stone and chipped stone, to achieve their extraordinary development. This book presents the techno-typological analysis of lithic materials from La Blanca, located in the heart of the Southern Lowlands, which was mainly inhabited during the Late Classic and Terminal Classic periods. READ MORE

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Toniná, una ciudad maya de Chiapas

Judith L. Ruiz González

Toniná was a Mayan city, located between two cultural areas near the Chiapas Highlands. It has been widely proposed that the Maya collapse implied the disappearance and depopulation of many cities; this research addresses the survival of Toniná towards the threshold of the Postclassic. READ MORE

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El Palacio: Historiography and new perspectives on a pre-Tarascan city of northern Michoacán, Mexico

ed. Marion Forest

11 contributions consider legacy and archive data (1896–1995) and results derived from recent archaeological investigations (2012–2017) to present a review and analysis of the chrono-stratigraphy, material culture, urbanism, and economic and ritual practices at El Palacio, northern Michoacán, Mexico, between A.D. 850 and 1521. READ MORE

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Technologie du harponnage sur la côte Pacifique du désert d’Atacama (nord du Chili)

Benjamín Ballester Riesco

Throughout the volume the reader will follow a representation of a marine hunter-gatherer society, a projection deriving from one of its iconic and most important material assets, the harpoon. READ MORE

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La industria lítica bifacial del sitio en cantera Chipana-1

Katherine A. Herrera

The site of Chipana-1 is located in the middle of the Atacama Desert, in the Pampa del Tamarugal, Chile. The site offers a good example to show how past societies adapted to hyper-arid environments, and provides new insights into the early human occupations of South America. READ MORE

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Navigation et installations lacustres dans les hautes terres du Mexique: les cas mexica et tarasque

Alexandra Biar

This research focuses on the practice of lake navigation and specific facilities that are associated with it in Late Postclassic Mesoamerica. Due to the need for a wholistic approach, this research is situated in a multidisciplinary framework that combines archaeology, ethnology and ethnohistory. READ MORE

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The Population of Tikal: Implications for Maya Demography

David Webster

A demographic evaluation of an ancient Mayan citadel which helps to resolve debates about how the Maya made a living, the nature of their socio-political systems, how they created an impressive built environment, and places them in plausible comparative context with what is known about other ancient complex societies. READ MORE

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Ancient Engineering: Selective Ceramic Processing in the Middle Balsas Region of Guerrero, Mexico

Jennifer Meanwell

This volume has two main objectives: establishing a chronology of the Middle Balsas and detailing the region’s pottery production methods. The author posits that pottery intended for different functions was often deliberately made and/or decorated in ways that were chosen to make the vessels more appropriate for their intended functions. READ MORE

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Aportes del enfoque tecnológico a la arqueología precolombina

Catherine Lara

The Cuyes River Valley, Ecuador, located in the Northwest of South America, acts as a transition corridor between the Andean and Amazon regions. This volume attempts to determine the ethnic origin of the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Cuyes valley through the study of ceramics excavated in 2009. READ MORE

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Patrones de asentamiento del Malpaís de Zacapu (Michoacán, México) y de sus alrededores en el Posclásico

Gérald Migeon

Presents the results of the archaeological studies relative to the settlement pattern, realized within the framework of the Michoacán Projects I and III, studying of all the perceptible demonstrations of the prehispanic occupations in the region. READ MORE

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Entre reyes y campesinos

ed. Markus Eberl et al.

Archaeological investigations provide a comprehensive perspective on social dynamics and change in the ancient Mayan capital of Tamarindito. READ MORE

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