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Scarborough, Vernon L. (Vernon Lee) 1950-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 83 publications in 2 languages and 2,128 library holdings
Genres: Games  History  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Vernon L Scarborough
The Mesoamerican ballgame( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Precolumbian ballgame, played on a masonry court, has long intrigued scholars because of the magnificence of its archaeological remains. From its lowland Maya origins it spread throughout the Aztec empire, where the game was so popular that sixteen thousand rubber balls were imported annually into Tenochtitlan. It endured for two thousand years, spreading as far as to what is now southern Arizona. This new collection of essays brings together research from field archaeology, mythology, and Maya hieroglyphic studies to illuminate this important yet puzzling aspect of Native American culture. The authors demonstrate that the game was more than a spectator sport; serving social, political, mythological, and cosmological functions, it celebrated both fertility and the afterlife, war and peace, and became an evolving institution functioning in part to resolve conflict within and between groups. The contributors provide complete coverage of the archaeological, sociopolitical, iconographic, and ideological aspects of the game, and offer new information on the distribution of ballcourts, new interpretations of mural art, and newly perceived relations of the game with material in the Popol Vuh. With its scholarly attention to a subject that will fascinate even general readers, The Mesoamerican Ballgame is a major contribution to the study of the mental life and outlook of New World peoples."--Publisher's description
The political economy of ancient Mesoamerica : transformations during the formative and classic periods( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flow of power : ancient water systems and landscapes by Vernon L Scarborough( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tikal : paleoecology of an ancient Maya city by David L Lentz( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on how the ancient Maya in the northern Petén Basin were able to sustain large populations during the Late Classic period"--
Heterarchy, political economy, and the ancient Maya : the Three Rivers Region of the east-central Yucatán Peninsula( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This geographic region captures in microcosm both ecological and cultural differences found in the greater Maya Lowlands. The heterarchical model presented here regarding resource-specialized communities and the interpretations of regional diversity in this area represent a breakthrough in research for the region and will prompt new debate in Maya studies."--Jacket
Economic aspects of water management in the prehispanic New World( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalyst for ideas : anthropological archaeology and the legacy of Douglas Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his thirty-four years as president of the School of American Research, Douglas W. Schwartz's far-reaching vision placed SAR on the intellectual edge of research about humans across the globe. Nowhere is this more evident than in his influence on the field of anthropological archaeology. The twelve essays in this volume celebrate his contributions by looking back at changes in the field and forward to vital questions, methods, and theories yet nascent. Ranging geographically from the North American Southwest-where Schwartz himself conducted extensive research-to Mesopotamia, central America, and the Indian subcontinent and chronologically from early hominid evolution through archaic hunter-gatherers to the classic and historical Maya, the distinguished contributors make the case for Schwartz's enduring legacy. Addressing major issues in relations of power, writing systems, and directions for future research, this volume is at once mature in its depth and exciting in its boldness
Preclassic Maya : NY52( )

in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are 62 documents in this collection that cover the time period from 3800-1859 B.P. Notably, the collection contains 13 reports about Cerros and 14 reports about Cuello, sites in northern Preclassic Belize; and seven excavation reports of El Mirador. Selections from The formation of complex society in southeastern Mesoamerica (Fowler); Archaeology at Cerros, Belize, Central America (Robertson and Freidel); and Cuello, an early Maya community in Belize (Hammond) are contained within this collection
The resilience and vulnerability of ancient landscapes : transforming Maya archaeology through IHOPE by Arlen F Chase( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeological and historical survey in the West Dillon and Tendoy mountain planning units of Beaverhead County, southwestern Montana by Vernon L Scarborough( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The settlement system in a late preclassic Maya community : Cerros, Northern Belize by Vernon L Scarborough( )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Archeological survey in the Jefferson Planning Unit of Jefferson County, southwestern Montana by Vernon L Scarborough( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tikal : paleology of an ancient Maya City by David L Lentz( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary question addressed in this book focuses on how the ancient Maya in the northern Petén Basin sustained large populations during the Late Classic period
Ceramics, sedentism, and agricultural dependency at a late Pithouse/early Pueblo period village by Vernon L Scarborough( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic aspects of water management in the prehistoric new world( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The settlement system in a late Preclassic Maya community : by Vernon L. Scarborough by Vernon L Scarborough( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subsistence, trade, and development of the Coastal Maya by David A Freidel( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 67-Water-Repellent Coatings by TJ Sliva( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

WATER REPELLENTS ARE TRANSPARENT COATINGS formulated for the purpose of protecting porous substrates by preventing the penetration of liquid water. Unlike waterproofing materials and sealers, water repellents allow the passage of water vapor and generally are not designed to prevent the intrusion of liquid water under hydrostatic pressure
Water management in the Southern Maya lowlands: an accretive model for the engineered landscape by Vernon L Scarborough( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Miscellaneous articles] by Vernon L Scarborough( Book )

in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The political economy of ancient Mesoamerica : transformations during the formative and classic periods
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Flow of power : ancient water systems and landscapesHeterarchy, political economy, and the ancient Maya : the Three Rivers Region of the east-central Yucatán PeninsulaA catalyst for ideas : anthropological archaeology and the legacy of Douglas Schwartz
Alternative Names
Scarborough, V. 1950-

Scarborough, Vernon

Scarborough, Vernon 1950-

Scarborough, Vernon L.

Scarborough, Vernon L. 1950-

Scarborough, Vernon Lee.

Scarborough, Vernon Lee 1950-

Vernon L. Scarborough American Mesoamericanist

Vernon L. Scarborough Amerikaans antropoloog

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