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Smith, Michael Ernest 1953-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 192 publications in 2 languages and 8,815 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Author of introduction, Opponent
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Ernest Smith
The Aztecs by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aztecs of Mesoamerica -- Rise of Aztec Civilization -- People on the landscape -- Artisans and their wares -- Merchants, markets, and money -- Family and social class -- City-state and empire -- Cities and urban planning -- Creation, sacrifice, and the gods -- Science and art -- Final glory and destruction -- The Aztec legacy today
Aztec city-state capitals by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aztec City-State Capitals advances Mesoamerican scholarship by focusing attention on the urban centers outside the empire's capital of Tenochtitlan. Dozens of smaller cities were central hubs of political, economic, and religious life, integral to the grand infrastructure of the Aztec empire. Through this detailed examination, Michael E. Smith demonstrates the synchronicity of politics and urban design within the Aztec realm."--Jacket
The postclassic Mesoamerican world by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economies and polities in the Aztec realm( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenochtitlan : capital of the Aztec empire by José Luis de Rojas( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible overview of archaeological knowledge of the seat of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan
The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica : a reader by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home with the Aztecs : an archaeologist uncovers their daily life by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At Home with the Aztecs provides a fresh view of Aztec society, focusing on households and communities instead of kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice. This new approach offers an opportunity to humanize the Aztecs, moving past the popular stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to demonstrate that these were successful and prosperous communities. Michael Smith also engagingly describes the scientific, logistic and personal dimensions of archaeological fieldwork, drawing on decades of excavating experience and considering how his research was affected by his interaction with contemporary Mexican communities. Through first-hand accounts of the ways archaeologists interpret sites and artifacts, the book illuminates how the archaeological process can provide information about ancient families. Facilitating a richer understanding of the Aztec world, Smith's research also redefines success, prosperity and resilience in ancient societies, making this book suitable not only for those interested in the Aztecs but in the examination of complex societies in general."--Back cover
The comparative archaeology of complex societies by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eleven leading archeologists describe their research on ancient empires, states, and chiefdoms using a comparative perspective. By making comparisons among sites, regions, and artifacts, these scholars produce new understanding of diverse specific cases, from the towering ruins of Angkor to the houses of Inca peasants. The reader learns about the political strategies of kings and chiefs, the daily choices of ordinary households, and the creative ways in which ancient peoples built their cities and shaped their landscapes. In the process, these chapters illustrate how to do comparative analysis using archeological data."
Cusco : urbanism and archaeology in the Inka world by Ian S Farrington( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the archaeological data on the Inka capital of Cusco through the lens of urban planning
The ancient urban Maya : neighborhoods, inequality, and built form by Scott Hutson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hutson examines the Mesoamerican lowland cities of the empire and asks, "Why did people choose to live in cities?" Offering a synthesis of previous research on Maya cities, Hutson describes the composition and attractions of these cities by examining the function of boundaries, agency, and the actors involved
Ancient Maya cities of the Eastern Lowlands by Brett A Houk( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using field reports, data sets and "grey" literature on the many excavated sites, Houk provides a synthesis of archaeological data on the ancient cities of modern Belize for the Classical period and explores their urban planning and built environment. By examining the lowland cities, Houk's work offers balance to the literature on the entire Classic Maya polity
The Casma city of El Purgatorio : ancient urbanism in the Andes by Melissa A Vogel( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through analysis of the excavation sites and material culture of the major urban center of the Inka Casma polity, El Purgatorio, Vogel explores a transformative time in the pre-Hispanic Inka Empire
Rethinking the Aztec economy( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rethinking the Aztec Economy provides new perspectives on the society and economy of the ancient Aztecs by focusing on goods and their patterns of circulation"--Provided by publisher
Archaeological research at Aztec-period rural sites in Morelos, Mexico = Investigaciones arqueológicas en sitios rurales de la época azteca en Morelos by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artefactos domésticos de casas posclásicas en Cuexcomate y Capilco, Morelos( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the second volume of the report on excavations at the Aztec-period sites of Cuexcomate and Capilco, carried out in 1986. This book is the first complete report of the entire range of artifacts excavated from Aztec domestic contexts. It is a descriptive report that focuses on the artifacts in addition to reporting the system of analysis and the artifact sampling program. Ceramics are described in two chapters, with tables on quantities of various types and attributes. One surprising result is the wide range of special ceramic forms present in domestic middens, including musical instruments, other ritual objects, and production-related objects. Chipped stone artifacts are covered; although several thousand pieces of obsidian were recovered, very few were manufactured at these sites. Ground-stone artifacts, metal objects and, finally, flora and fauna are also presented here
Ten thousand years of inequality : the archaeology of wealth differences by Timothy A Kohler( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is wealth inequality a universal feature of human societies, or did early peoples live an egalitarian existence? How did inequality develop before the modern era? Did inequalities in wealth increase as people settled into a way of life dominated by farming and hearding? Why in general do such disparities increase, and how recent are the high levels of wealth inequality now experienced in many developed nations? How can archaeologists tell? Ten Thousand Years of Inequality addresses these and other questions by presenting the fist set of consistent quantitative measurements of ancient wealth inequality. The authors are archaeologists who have adapted the Gini index, a statistical measure of wealth distruibution often used by economists to measure contemporary inequality, and applied it to house-size distributions serve as a model for other archaeologists and hsitorians who want to document past patterns of wealth disparity. The chapters cover a variety of ancient cases, including early hunter-gatherers, farmer villages, and agrarian states and empires. the final chapter synthesizes and compares the results. Among the new and notable outcomes, the authors report a systematic difference between higher levels of inequality in ancient Old World socitiesand lower levels in their New World counterparts. For the firs time, archaeology allows humanity's deep past to provide an account of the early manifestations of wealth inequality around the world. " -- inside book cover
Postclassic culture change in western Morelos, Mexico : the development and correlation of archaeological and ethnohistorical chronologies by Michael Ernest Smith( )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aztecs : empire builders( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire (Ancient Cities of the New World) by José Luis de Rojas( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeology of ancient state economies by Michael Ernest Smith( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Aztecs
Alternative Names
Smith, M. E. 1953-

Smith, Michael E.

Smith, Michael E. 1953-

Languages
English (170)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Aztec city-state capitalsThe postclassic Mesoamerican worldEconomies and polities in the Aztec realmThe ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica : a readerThe comparative archaeology of complex societiesArchaeological research at Aztec-period rural sites in Morelos, Mexico = Investigaciones arqueológicas en sitios rurales de la época azteca en Morelos