The Resource Pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin, John Edward Staller, editor

Pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin, John Edward Staller, editor

Label
Pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin
Title
Pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin
Statement of responsibility
John Edward Staller, editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pre-Columbian Landscapes of Creation and Origin Edited by John Edward Staller, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL Pre-Columbian Andean and Mesoamerican cultures have inspired a special fascination among historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, as well as the general public. As two of the earliest known and studied civilizations, their origin and creation mythologies hold a special interest. The existing and Pre-Columbian cultures from these regions are particularly known for having a strong connection with the natural landscape, and weaving it into their mythologies. A landscape approach to archaeology in these areas is uniquely useful shedding insight into their cultural beliefs, practices, and values. The ways in which these cultures imbued their landscape with symbolic significance influenced the settlement of the population, the construction of monuments, as well as their rituals and practices. This edited volume combines research on Pre-Columbian cultures throughout Mesoamerica and South America, examining their constructed monuments and ritual practices. It explores the foundations of these cultures, through both the creation mythologies of ancient societies as well as the tangible results of those beliefs. It offers insight on specific case studies, combining evidence from the archaeological record with sacred texts and ethnohistoric accounts. The patterns developed throughout this work shed insight on the effect that perceived sacredness can have on the development of culture and society. This comprehensive and much-needed work will be of interest to archaeologists and anthropologists focused on Pre-Columbian studies, as well as those in the fields of cultural or religious studies with a broader geographic focus
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
972.801
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E59.R38
LC item number
.P74 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin, John Edward Staller, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin / John E. Staller -- Ballcourt rites, paradise, and the origins of power in classic Veracruz / Rex Koontz -- Landscape and a visual narrative of creation and origin at the Olmec ceremonial center of La Venta / Carolyn E. Tate -- Maya caves across time and space : reading-related landscapes in K'iche' Maya text, ritual and history / Duncan Earle -- Places of emergence : sacred mountains and cofradía ceremonies / Allen J. Christenson -- Over distant waters : places of origin and creation in colonial K'iche'an sources / Frauke Sachse -- Fox walker on the Parapeti River, Bolivia : the origins of how we Guarani live in Íví / Elio Ortiz [and others] -- Where the land and the ocean meet : the Engoroy phase ceremonial site at Salango, Ecuador, 600-100 BC / Richard Lunniss -- The astronomical significance of ritual movements in the calendar of Cuzco / R. Tom Zuidema -- Dimensions of place : the significance of centers to the development of Andean civilization : an exploration of the ushnu concept / John E. Staller -- High altitude ushnu platforms in the Department of Ayacucho Peru, structure, ancestors and animating essence / Frank M. Meddens [and others] -- Representation, memory, and power : pre-Columbian landscapes of creation and origin / Brian Stross
Control code
ocn261324874
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 389 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387769103
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-76910-3
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-76909-7
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2359360x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)261324874
  • pebcs0387769099

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