Most widely held works about Joyce Marcus
Most widely held works by Joyce Marcus
Mesoamerican writing systems : propaganda, myth, and history in four ancient civilizations by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
"This is an anthropological study of the role of hieroglyphic writing in the pre-hispanic Aztec, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Maya states. First, Joyce Marcus compares the four systems with regard to eight major themes: calendrics, the naming of nobles, the naming of places, royal marriages, accession to the throne, divine ancestors, warfare, and the rewriting of history. Then she establishes a new theoretical framework within which to conduct further analysis. Her basic contention is that ancient Mesoamerican writing was a tool used by an elite minority in their competition for positions of leadership, prestige, territory, tribute, and advantageous marriages. She convincingly demonstrates that while it may have been based on actual persons and events, this body of prehistoric writing is a deliberately created tangle of what we could call propaganda, myth, and fact, written for political purposes, and not (as many contemporary scholars have come to believe) reliable history in a modern sense."--Jacket.
Archaic states ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
In this volume, the authors highlight the diversity and instability of ancient states and how widely they have varied through time and across space. Archaic States presents new comparative studies of early states in the Old and New Worlds, including the Near East, India and Pakistan, Egypt, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. In the process, it helps to define key avenues for research and discussion in the decades ahead.
The Cloud people : divergent evolution of the Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Zapotec civilization : how urban society evolved in Mexico's Oaxaca Valley by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
"Important new synthesis of the Paleoindian through classic periods. Develops an action theory framework to explain formation of the first Zapotec State and the founding and growth of Monte Albán. Written in an accessible style and exceptionally well illustrated with drawings and photographs (some color) on glossy paper"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
The flocks of the Wamani : a study of llama herders on the punas of Ayacucho, Peru by Kent V Flannery ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 368 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.
Emblem and state in the classic Maya Lowlands : an epigraphic approach to territorial organization by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Debating Oaxaca archaeology ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Caciques and their people : a volume in honor of Ronald Spores ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"Articles review Spores' contributions to Mixtec archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. Other topics include archaeological theory, the colonial period, Xaltocán, Cholula, codex-style vessel from Nochixtlan, Codex Selden, irrigation in Mixtec cacicazgos and Cuicatlan, Mixtec cacicazgos organization, Spanish conquest of Oaxaca, Zapotec inauguration, and Tehuantepec barrio organization"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
The ancient city : new perspectives on urbanism in the old and new world by Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
"Ancient cities have much to tell us about the social, political, religious, and economic conditions of their times - and also about our own. Ongoing excavations all over the world are enabling scholars to document intra-city changes through time, city-to-city interaction, and changing relations between cities and their hinterlands. As the essays in this volume reveal, archaeologists now know much more about the founding and functions of ancient cities, their diverse trade networks, their heterogeneous plans and layouts, and their various lifespans and trajectories."--Jacket.
Women's ritual in formative Oaxaca : figurine-making, divination, death, and the ancestors by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Early formative pottery of the Valley of Oaxaca by Kent V Flannery ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Late intermediate occupation at Cerro Azul, Perú : a preliminary report by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The inscriptions of Calakmul : royal marriage at a Maya city in Campeche, Mexico by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Excavations at San José Mogote 1 : the household archaeology by Kent V Flannery ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Andean civilization : a tribute to Michael E. Moseley ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Agricultural strategies ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Takes a worldwide look at the role of agriculture within ancient societies.
Excavations at Cerro Azul, Peru : the architecture and pottery by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
La civilización zapoteca : cómo evolucionó la sociedad urbana en el Valle de Oaxaca by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Monte Albán by Joyce Marcus ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Studies in Latin American ethnohistory & archaeology ( Book )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Ancestor worship Andes Region Antiquities Art Caciques (Indian leaders) Central America Cities and towns, Ancient Civilization Civilization, Ancient Conference proceedings Ethnohistory Excavations (Archaeology) History Indian pottery Indians of Central America--Politics and government Indians of Mexico Indians of Mexico--Antiquities Indians of Mexico--Kings and rulers Indians of Mexico--Languages--Writing Indians of Mexico--Politics and government Indians of South America--Antiquities Indians of South America--Domestic animals Indians of South America--Fishing Inscriptions, Mayan Land settlement Llamas Mayan languages--Writing Mayas--Kings and rulers Mayas--Politics and government Mexico Mexico--Calakmul Site Mexico--Campeche (State) Mexico--Oaxaca (State) Mexico--Oaxaca Valley Mexico--San José Mogote Mixtec Indians--Antiquities Names, Indian Names, Mayan Peru Peru--Ayacucho (Department) Peru--Cañete (Province) Peru--Cerro Azul Site Political anthropology Pottery, Prehistoric Pottery figures--Themes, motives Sources Spores, Ronald State, The--Origin Zapotec Indians--Antiquities Zapotec Indians--Politics and government
Marcus, J. 1948-