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Marilyn A. Masson is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Albany. She is a Mesoamerican archaeologist currently focusing on the Postclassic period of the Maya lowlands under the auspices of the Belize Postclassic Project, formed in 1996. She is co-editor of The Belize Postclassic Project 1998: Investigations at Progresso Lagoon (1999).
Table of Contents
|Notes on Contributors|
|Introduction: Mesoamerican Civilizations|
|The Organization of Society|
|Analyzing Household Activities|
|Distinguishing the High and Mighty from the Hoi Polloi at Tikal, Guatemala|
|On the Nature of the Mesoamerican City|
|Corporate Groups and Domestic Activities at Teotihuacan|
|Landscapes of Cultivation in Mesoamerica on the Eve of the Conquest|
|Lithic Craft Specialization and Product Distribution at the Maya Site of Colha, Belize|
|Economic Change in the Lowland Maya Late Classical Period|
|Imports and Exports in Classic Mesoamerican Political Economy|
|Principles of Regional and Long-distance Trade in the Aztec Empire|
|New Perspectives on Prehispanic Highland Mesoamerica: A Macroregional Approach|
|Rural Economy in Late Postclassic Morelos: An Archaeological Study|
|The Power of Prestige: Competitive Generosity and the Emergence of Rank Societies in Lowland Mesoamerica|
|Classic Maya Emblem Glyphs|
|Ideology in Ancient Maya Cultural Evolution: The Dynamics of Galactic Policies|
|State and Society at Teotihuacan, Mexico|
|Militarism and Social Organization at Xochicalco, Morelos|
|The Four Priests: Political Stability|
|Religion and ideology|
|Art, Ritual, and Rulership in the Olmec World|
|Ancient Zapotec Ritual and Religion: An Application of the Direct Historical Approach|
|Kingship in the Late Preclassic Lowlands: The Instruments and Places of Ritual Power|
|Postclassic Maya Ritual at Laguna de On Island, Belize|
|Figurines and the Aztec State: Testing the Effectiveness of Ideological Domination|
|Living with the Ancestors: Kinship and Kingship in Ancient Maya Society|
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