Maya Cultural Heritage

Author: Patricia A. McAnany
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442241284
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Situated at the intersection of cultural heritage and local community, this book enlarges our understanding of the Indigenous peoples of southern México and northern Central America who became detached from “the ancient Maya” through colonialism, government actions, and early twentieth-century anthropological and archaeological research. Through grass-roots heritage programs, local communities are reconnecting with a much valorized but distant past. Maya Cultural Heritage explores how community programs conceived and implemented in a collaborative style are changing the relationship among, archaeological practice, the objects of archaeological study, and contemporary ethnolinguistic Mayan communities. Rather than simply describing Maya sites, McAnany concentrates on the dialogue nurtured by these participatory heritage programs, the new “heritage-scapes” they foster, and how the diverse Maya communities of today relate to those of the past.

Transforming Archaeology

Author: Sonya Atalay
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315416514
Size: 12,61 MB
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Archaeology for whom? The dozen well-known contributors to this innovative volume suggest nothing less than a transformation of the discipline into a service-oriented, community-based endeavor. They wish to replace the primacy of meeting academic demands with meeting the needs and values of those outside the field who may benefit most from our work. They insist that we employ both rigorous scientific methods and an equally rigorous critique of those practices to ensure that our work addresses real-world social, environmental, and political problems. A transformed archaeology requires both personal engagement and a new toolkit. Thus, in addition to the theoretical grounding and case materials from around the world, each contributor offers a personal statement of their goals and an outline of collaborative methods that can be adopted by other archaeologists.

Mexico Today An Encyclopedia Of Life In The Republic 2 Volumes

Author: Ana Paula Ambrosi
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313349495
Size: 11,29 MB
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Providing over 200 entries on politics, government, economics, society, culture, and much more, this two-volume work brings modern Mexico to life. • Comprises information from approximately 100 contributors • Provides a timeline of events of modern Mexico from 1968 to the present day • Includes about 50 photographs that illustrate many aspects of contemporary Mexico • Provides a helpful bibliography and subject index

Ethical Issues In Archaeology

Author: Larry J. Zimmerman
Editor: Altamira Pr
Size: 11,60 MB
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Edited volume exploring key issues in ethics for archaeologists. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Monte Verit Conference On Forest Survey Designs

Author: Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft
Size: 17,47 MB
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Anthropology News

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