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Flannery, Kent V.

Works: 107 works in 323 publications in 3 languages and 9,194 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Kent V Flannery
Most widely held works by Kent V Flannery
The creation of inequality : how our prehistoric ancestors set the stage for monarchy, slavery, and empire by Kent V Flannery( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Our early ancestors lived in small groups and worked actively to preserve social equality. As they created larger societies, however, inequality rose, and by 2500 BCE truly egalitarian societies were on the wane. In The Creation of Inequality, Kent Flannery and Joyce Marcus demonstrate that this development was not simply the result of population increase, food surplus, or the accumulation of valuables. Instead, inequality resulted from conscious manipulation of the unique social logic that lies at the core of every human group. A few societies allowed talented and ambitious individuals to rise in prestige while still preventing them from becoming a hereditary elite. But many others made high rank hereditary, by manipulating debts, genealogies, and sacred lore. At certain moments in history, intense competition among leaders of high rank gave rise to despotic kingdoms and empires in the Near East, Egypt, Africa, Mexico, Peru, and the Pacific. Drawing on their vast knowledge of both living and prehistoric social groups, Flannery and Marcus describe the changes in logic that create larger and more hierarchical societies, and they argue persuasively that many kinds of inequality can be overcome by reversing these changes, rather than by violence
Maya subsistence : studies in memory of Dennis E. Puleston by Kent V Flannery( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flocks of the Wamani : a study of llama herders on the punas of Ayacucho, Peru by Kent V Flannery( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: In this volume, the authors present an original ethnographic study of five llama herding communities in Ayacucho, Peru. Data on herd dynamics are subjected to computer modeling in an effort to evaluate the roles of biology, symbolic and ritual behavior, ecological adaptation, and practical reason. The book contains the most detailed study of the waytakuy llama marking ceremony yet available. The role of this ceremony in preventing herds from going to extinction is evaluated against anthropological and sociobiological theory. This is an interdisciplinary book will appeal to professional archaeologists, prehistorians, cultural anthropologists, Andeanists, theoretical biologists, evolutionary biologists, and zoologists interested in animal domestication
Guilá Naquitz : archaic foraging and early agriculture in Oaxaca, Mexico( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexiko - Mittelamerika - Amerika - Site Catchment Analysis - Environmental Archaeology - Paläoethnobotanik - Archäobotanik
Prehistory and human ecology of the Deh Luran Plain; an early village sequence from Khuzistan, Iran by Frank Hole( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations at San José Mogote by Kent V Flannery( Book )

in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistory and human ecology of the Valley of Oaxaca by Kent V Flannery( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highland Mesoamerican Early Preclassic : NY41( )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 12 documents, all in English, deal with the Early and Middle Formative periods in Mexico. Grove attempts to re-evaluate the Olmec horizons of the Formative period in Mesoamerica, which were believed to represent Olmec superiority and cultural diffusion throughout the region, concluding instead that the archaeological record may indicate a long-term, on-going and gradual social evolution across much of Mesoamerica. Nichols discusses the risk of crop failure in relation to land-use intensification and the development of hydraulic agriculture during the Formative period in the northern Basin of Mexico. The study by Tolstoy presents a cultural analysis of the artifacts from two of the earliest known sedentary communities in the Basin of Mexico, Coapexco and Tlatilco. She describes the pottery, figurines, obsidian, and ground stone artifacts from Coapexco, and the graves and grave goods from Tlatilco. Several studies in this collection deal with Santo Domingo Tomaltepec in the Valley of Oaxaca. Topics covered include the evolutionary processes in this community during the early phases of the Formative period in Mesoamerican cultural development, the Early Formative stone tool industry at Santo Domingo, the botany of the site, and an early San José domestic structure and two-room temple. Marcus and Flannery describe the development of sedentary village life in the Valley of Mexico, with a focus on the availability of water; the factors contributing to the development of individual leadership in Tierras Largas society in the Valley of Oaxaca; and the beginnings of chiefdoms and how these chiefdoms competed
Ceramics by Richard S MacNeish( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Evolución cultural de las civilizaciones by Kent V Flannery( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in Spanish and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the full-text of an anthropology lecture presented by Richard Effland of Mesa Community College and entitled "The Cultural Evolution of Civilizations." Explores the nature of civilizations. Lists references
The Prehistory of the Tehuacan valley by Richard S MacNeish( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistory and human ecology in the Valley of Oaxaca( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural evolution : contemporary viewpoints by Gary M Feinman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on Kent Flannery's 40 years of cross-cultural research in the area, the contributors to this collection reflect the current diversity of contemporary approaches to the study of cultural evolutionary processes. Collectively the volume expresses the issues being investigated by comparative theorists interested in long-term change, as well as the wide variety of data, approaches and ideas that researchers are employing to examine these questions
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Maya subsistence : studies in memory of Dennis E. Puleston
Alternative Names
Flannery, Flannery, Kent Vaughn 1934-

Flannery, Kent.

Flannery, Kent 1934-

Flannery, Kent V. 1934-

Flannery, Kent Vaughn.

Flannery, Kent Vaughn 1934-

Kent V. Flannery American archaeologist

Kent V. Flannery anthropologue

کنت وان فلانری

플래너리, 켄트 1934-


The flocks of the Wamani : a study of llama herders on the punas of Ayacucho, PeruGuilá Naquitz : archaic foraging and early agriculture in Oaxaca, MexicoExcavations at San José MogotePrehistory and human ecology of the Valley of OaxacaCultural evolution : contemporary viewpoints