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Ancient Road Networks and Settlement Hierarchies in the New World
The presence of ancient road networks in the New World is a puzzle, because they predate the use of wheeled transport vehicles. But whatever their diverse functions may have been, they remain the only tangible indication of how extinct American societies were regionally organised. Contributors to th..
₦ 12,322
A Glimpse at Guatemala, and Some Notes on the Ancient Monuments of Central America
Alfred Percival Maudslay (1850–1931) was a British colonial administrator and archaeologist who is widely considered the founder of modern Mesoamerican archaeology. After graduating from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1872 Maudslay made his first visit to Guatemala before becoming a colonial administra..
₦ 12,641
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan
John Lloyd Stephens (1805–1852) was an American politician, explorer and writer who is renowned for his pioneering research into the ancient Maya civilisation of Central America. In 1839 Stephens was appointed a Special Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Central America (modern Belize, Honduras, ..
₦ 12,641
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan 2 Volume Set
John Lloyd Stephens (1805–1852) was an American politician, explorer and writer who is renowned for his pioneering research into the ancient Maya civilisation of Central America. In 1839 Stephens was appointed a Special Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Central America (modern Belize, Honduras, ..
₦ 20,613
Südamerikanische Felszeichnungen
The German ethnologist and explorer Theodor Koch-Grünberg (1872–1924) discusses the origin and significance of rock art in South America in this study, originally published in 1907. In the first part of the book Koch-Grünberg traces the earliest mention of Brazilian rock art to an eighteenth-century..
₦ 9,453
Mesoamerica is one of several cradles of civilisation in the world. In this book, Robert M. Rosenswig proposes that we understand Early Formative Mesoamerica as an archipelago of complex societies that interacted with one another over long distances and that were separated by less sedentary peoples...
₦ 24,437
Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica
In Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged uncovers the missing links in Mesoamerican peoples' quest for their collective past. Analyzing ancient repositories of knowledge, as well as social and religious practices, he uncovers the unique procedures and formulas by which socia..
₦ 22,844
Ancestral Maya Economies in Archaeological Perspective
How did farmers, artisans, and rulers make a living in a tropical forest environment? In this study, Patricia McAnany tackles this question and presents the first comprehensive view of ancestral Maya economic practice. Bringing an archaeological approach to the topic, she demonstrates the vital role..
₦ 22,844
Ancient Tiwanaku
Nearly a millennium before the Inca forged a pan-Andean empire in the South American Andes, Tiwanaku emerged as a major center of political, economic, and religious life on the mountainous southern shores of Lake Titicaca. Tiwanaku influenced vast regions of the Andes and became one of the most impo..
₦ 11,047
The Archaeology of the Caribbean
A comprehensive synthesis of Caribbean prehistory from the earliest settlement by humans more than 4000 years BC, to the time of European conquest of the islands. The Caribbean was the last large area in the Americas to be populated, and its relative isolation allowed unique cultures to develop. Sam..
₦ 11,047
Monuments, Empires, and Resistance
From AD 1550 to 1850, the Araucanian polity in southern Chile was a center of political resistance to the intruding Spanish empire. In this book, Tom D. Dillehay examines the resistance strategies of the Araucanians and how they used mound building and other sacred monuments to reorganize their poli..
₦ 28,581
Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes
In this innovative volume, Jerry D. Moore discusses public architecture in the context of the cultural, political and religious life of the pre-hispanic Andes. Archaeologists have invested enormous effort in excavating and documenting prehistoric buildings, but analytical approaches to architecture ..
₦ 13,597