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    The Place of Stone Monuments: Context, Use, and Meaning in Mesoamerica's Preclassic Transition (Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia) (Hardback) Edited by Julia Guernsey, Edited by John E. Clark, Edited by Barbara Arroyo

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    DescriptionThis volume considers the significance of stone monuments in Preclassic Mesoamerica, focusing on the period following the precocious appearance of monumental sculpture at the Olmec site of San Lorenzo and preceding the rise of the Classic polities in the Maya region and Central Mexico. By quite literally placing sculptures in their cultural, historical, social, political, religious, and cognitive contexts, the seventeen contributors utilize archaeological and art historical methods to understand the origins, growth, and spread of civilization in Middle America. They present abundant new data and new ways of thinking about sculpture and society in Preclassic Mesoamerica, and call into question the traditional dividing line between Preclassic and Classic cultures. They offer not only a fruitful way of rethinking the beginnings of civilization in Mesoamerica, but provide a series of detailed discussions concerning how these beginnings were dynamically visualized through sculptural programming during the Preclassic period.

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    The Place of Stone Monuments
    Context, Use, and Meaning in Mesoamerica's Preclassic Transition
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Julia Guernsey, Edited by John E. Clark, Edited by Barbara Arroyo
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,306 g
    ISBN 13: 9780884023647
    ISBN 10: 0884023648

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 84
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEXICN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    BISAC V2.8: HIS025000
    DC22: 972.01
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS038000
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    DC22: 972/.01
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLC
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    LC classification: F1219 .P685 2010
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    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ANTHAS
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    94 halftones; 88 black & white illustrations; 31 maps; 5 tables
    Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
    Imprint name
    Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
    Publication date
    02 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Washington DC