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249 pages

Illustrated throughout in black & white

Published Oct 2014

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784910105

Digital: 9781784910112

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

By Keith Jordan

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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.



List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction: Stela Stories; Chapter 2: Classic Maya Stelae: Current Perspectives on Origins, Function and Meaning; Chapter 3: Central Mexican Stelae of the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic Periods; Chapter 4: Central Mexican Artists Under The Influence? A Critical Review of The Literature On Maya-Mexican Interactions At The Classic – Postclassic Transition ; Chapter 5: Forgotten Forebears? Stelae in Central Mexico Before the Epiclassic; Chapter 6: Go West (and South)? Stelae of Oaxaca and Guerrero; Chapter 7: Stone Trees Transplanted? A Comparison of Central Mexican Stelae with their Suggested Maya Counterparts at Piedras Negras, Dos Pilas, Aguateca, Ceibal, And Copan; Chapter 8: In Place of a Conclusion, or More Questions; Appendix 1: Catalog of Central Mexican Figural and Associated Stelae of the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic; Appendix 2: A (Very) Brief Summary of the Tula/Chichen Itza Debate/Acle; References Cited