The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas: North America

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Bruce G. Trigger, Wilcomb E. Washburn, Richard E. W. Adams, Murdo J. MacLeod, Frank Salomon, Stuart B. Schwartz
Cambridge University Press, 1996 - 500 pagine
Publisher description: The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica (Part One), gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan. The chapters covering the prehistory of Mesoamerica offer explanations for the rise and fall of the Classic Maya, the Olmec, and the Aztec, giving multiple interpretations of debated topics, such as the nature of Olmec culture. Through specific discussions of the native peoples of the different regions of Mexico, the chapters on the period since the arrival of the Europeans address the themes of contact, exchange, transfer, survivals, continuities, resistance, and the emergence of modern nationalism and the nation-state.
 

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The first Americans and the differentiation of hunter
3
Io The greater Southwest and California from the beginning
54
The Northwest from the beginning of trade with
114
The reservation period 18801960
180
I2 Crosssection of Fort Ancient storage pit
252
The Northern Interior 16oo to modern times
259
The Arctic from Norse contact to modern times
329
The Native American Renaissance 1960 to 1995
401
8
173
Chapter Six Contributions of Ragnar Granit to
181
3
187
4
200
Founder of the ActionPerception
221
Chapter Eight A V Hill and First Estimates of Maximum
243
7
255
Revisiting the work
273

Index to Part 2
475
Native people and European settlers in eastern North
2
Contents
The expansion of European colonization to the Mississippi
8
Chapter Two How Bernstein Conquered Movement 59
59
Revisiting the work
85
3
89
5
99
by Electromyography EMG 101
101
7
152
Revisiting the work
317
Map of PaleoIndians and physical geography of North
340
Fluted points
365
Pioneering Electrophysiological
375
Movement Wariability
409
Index 437
437
157
439
232
445
Contributors 449
449
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