The Kaminaljuyu Chiefdom (Pennsylvania State University Press Monograph Series on Kami) (The Pennsylvania State University Press monograph series on Kaminaljuyu) by Joseph W. Michels
  • Author: Joseph W. Michels
  • Title: The Kaminaljuyu Chiefdom (Pennsylvania State University Press Monograph Series on Kami) (The Pennsylvania State University Press monograph series on Kaminaljuyu)
  • Size Fb2 ver: 1899 kb
  • Size ePUB ver: 1340 kb
  • Available formats: FB2, EPUB, DJVU
  • Category: History
  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • ISBN: 0271002247
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt); First Edition edition (September 1, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • Subcat: Americas
The Kaminaljuyu Chiefdom (Pennsylvania State University Press Monograph Series on Kami) (The Pennsylvania State University Press monograph series on Kaminaljuyu)
The first comprehensive study of a Mesoamerican chiefdom based on archaelogical findings, this book presents a detailed reconstruction of its social, political, and economic organization. The evolution of a Precolumbian chiefdom throughout 2,000 years is synthesized from data gathered by the Penn State Kaminaljuyu Project.Part I explicates the methods archaeologists use to reconstruct sociopolitical organization, social stratification, demographic characteristics, and economic behavior. Part II reconstructs six major eras in the history of the Kaminaljuyu chiefdom from 500 B.C to 1500 A.D., placing historical developments in an evolutionary perspective.



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