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Tiesler, Vera

Overview
Works: 62 works in 168 publications in 4 languages and 2,311 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, 958
Classifications: F1434.P35, 972.75092
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Most widely held works by Vera Tiesler
New perspectives on human sacrifice and ritual body treatment in ancient Maya society by Vera Tiesler( )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central goal of this book is to contribute to the timely discussion and understanding of Maya sacrifice and related posthumous body manipulation. Most school children in the US learn about the Maya and their practices based on their cultural and religious beliefs in their Social Studies classes. But a number of new sites have been discovered, giving an interdisciplinary group of researchers a channel to discuss these acts and their meaning. The editors bring together not only archaeologists but anthropologists, forensic anthropologists, art historians and bioarchaeologists, giving the volu
The bioarchaeology of artificial cranial modifications : new approaches to head shaping and its meanings in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and beyond by Vera Tiesler( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artificial shaping of the skull vault of infants expresses fundamental aspects of crafted beauty, of identity, status and gender in a way no other body practice does. Combining different sources of information, this volume contributes new interpretations on Mesoamerican head shaping traditions. Here, the head with its outer insignia was commonly used as a metaphor for designating the "self" and personhood and, as part of the body, served as a model for the indigenous universe. Analogously, the outer "looks" of the head and its anatomical constituents epitomized deeply embedded worldviews and longstanding traditions. It is in this sense that this book explores both the quotidian roles and long-standing ideological connotations of cultural head modifications in Mesoamerica and beyond, setting new standards in the discussion of the scope, caveats, and future directions involved in this study. The systematic examination of Mesoamerican skeletal series fosters an explained review of indigenous cultural history through the lens of emblematic head models with their nuanced undercurrents of religious identity and ethnicity, social organization and dynamic cultural shift. The embodied expressions of change are explored in different geocultural settings and epochs, being most visible in the centuries surrounding the Maya collapse and following the cultural clash implied by the European conquest. These glimpses on the Mesoamerican past through head practices are novel, as is the general treatment of methodology and theoretical frames. Although it is anchored in physical anthropology and archaeology (specifically bioarchaeology), this volume also integrates knowledge derived from anatomy and human physiology, historical and iconographic sources, linguistics (polisemia) and ethnography. The scope of this work is rounded up by the transcription and interpretation of the many colonial eye witness accounts on indigenous head treatments in Mesoamerica and beyond
Janaab' Pakal of Palenque : reconstructing the life and death of a Maya ruler( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natives, Europeans, and Africans in colonial Campeche : history and archaeology( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of San Francisco de Campeche was founded in 1540 and during the first two centuries of the colonies served as one of the key Mexican ports of the Spanish Empire. The contributors to this volume have combed through archival written documents, architectural plans, maps, ceramic artifacts, and bioarchaeological data from human remains recovered at the original Catholic cemetery to reconstruct a dramatic story of colonial life and death
Before Kukulkán : bioarchaeology of Maya life, death, and identity at classic period Yaxuná by Vera Tiesler( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A significant look at Maya life prior to Chichén Itzá during the Classic Period in the Yucatan"...Provided by publisher
Social skins of the head : body beliefs and ritual in ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The meanings of ritualized head treatments among ancient Mesoamerican and Andean peoples is the subject of this book, the first overarching coverage of an important subject. Heads are sources of power that protect, impersonate, emulate sacred forces, distinguish, or acquire identity within the native world. The essays in this book examine these themes in a wide array of indigenous head treatments, including facial cosmetics and hair arrangements, permanent cranial vault and facial modifications, dental decorations, posthumous head processing, and head hunting. They offer new insights into native understandings of beauty, power, age, gender, and ethnicity. The contributors are experts from such diverse fields as skeletal biology, archaeology, aesthetics, forensics, taphonomy, and art history."--
El cuerpo humano y su tratamiento mortuorio( )

4 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoke, flames, and the human body in Mesoamerican ritual practice( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epitomizing the radiating sun and perpetuating the cycles of life and time, fire was, and continues to be, a central force in the Mesoamerican cosmos. Mesoamericans understood heat and flames as animate forces that signified strength and vitality; the most powerful of individuals were embodied with immense heat. Moreover, fire was transformative; it was both a means to destroy and to transport offerings to otherworldly places. The importance of heat and flames is evident in a spectrum of ritual practices, ranging from the use of sweat baths to the burning of offerings. Human bodies were among the most valuable resources heated or consumed by fire. This volume addresses the traditions, circumstances, and practices that involved the burning of bodies and bone in order to move toward a better understanding of the ideologies behind these acts of body burning. It brings together scholars working across Mesoamerica who approach these dual themes (fire and the body) from different methodologies and interdisciplinary lenses. Each contributor uses fire on bodies as a cue to illuminate the deeper grounds of Mesoamerican ritual practice through time and space, while highlighting what is unique and distinct to each of the societies that shared its territories"
La organización social entre los Mayas prehispánicos, coloniales y modernos : memoria de la Tercera Mesa Redonda de Palenque by Mesa Redonda de Palenque( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decoraciones dentales entre los antiguos mayas by Vera Tiesler( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La costumbre de la deformación cefálica entre los antiguos mayas : aspectos morfológicos y culturales by Vera Tiesler( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orígenes de la sociedad campechana : vida y muerte en la ciudad de Campeche durante los siglos XVI y XVII( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformarse en maya : el modelado cefálico entre los mayas prehispánicos y coloniales by Vera Tiesler( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cuerpo humano y su tratamiento mortuorio( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro reúne los trabajos de arqueólogos, antropólogos, historiadores, médicos y etnólogos que intercambiaron experiencias y divulgaron sus avances técnicos y metodológicos sobre la concepción y representación del cuerpo en la ideología de la muerte, el tratamiento del cuerpo, la problemática y metodología, el cuerpo humano en los ritos funerarios y el cuerpo en los ritos extra funerarios. La presente obra integra algunos de los trabajos presentados en el Primer Simposio Internacional "El Cuerpo Humano y su Tratamiento Mortuorio", celebrado el 25 y 26 de enero de 1995 en la ciudad de México y organizado por el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, el Centro de Estudios de México y Centroamérica de la Embajada de Francia (CEMCA), la Embajada de la República Federal de Alemania y la Empresa Funeraria Gayosso. Asimismo, se prepararon diversos materiales, pues los estudios abarcaban desde la Prehistoria europea hasta la América de nuestros días, organizados en cuatro mesas de debate: 1) La concepción y representación del cuerpo humano en la ideología de la muerte, 2) El tratamiento del cuerpo: problemática y metodología, 3) El cuerpo humano en los ritos funerarios, y 4) El cuerpo en los ritos "extrafunerarios
El cuerpo humano y su tratamiento mortuorio by Mercedes de la Garza( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro reúne los trabajos de arqueólogos, antropólogos, historiadores, médicos y etnólogos que intercambiaron experiencias y divulgaron sus avances técnicos y metodológicos sobre la concepción y representación del cuerpo en la ideología de la muerte, el tratamiento del cuerpo, la problemática y metodología, el cuerpo humano en los ritos funerarios y el cuerpo en los ritos extra funerarios. La presente obra integra algunos de los trabajos presentados en el Primer Simposio Internacional "El Cuerpo Humano y su Tratamiento Mortuorio", celebrado el 25 y 26 de enero de 1995 en la ciudad de México y organizado por el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, el Centro de Estudios de México y Centroamérica de la Embajada de Francia (CEMCA), la Embajada de la República Federal de Alemania y la Empresa Funeraria Gayosso. Asimismo, se prepararon diversos materiales, pues los estudios abarcaban desde la Prehistoria europea hasta la América de nuestros días, organizados en cuatro mesas de debate: 1) La concepción y representación del cuerpo humano en la ideología de la muerte, 2) El tratamiento del cuerpo: problemática y metodología, 3) El cuerpo humano en los ritos funerarios, y 4) El cuerpo en los ritos "extrafunerarios."
Modificaciones cefálicas culturales en Mesoamérica : una perspectiva continental( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aplicaciones histomorfológicas en el estudio de restos humanos( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La organización social entre los mayas : memoria de la Tercera Mesa Redonda de Palenque by Palenque round table( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Finnland bis zum Schwarzen Meer ... ;Victoria-Marsch Vorwärts nach Osten!( Recording )

in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bases conceptuales para la evaluación de restos humanos en arqueología by Vera Tiesler( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New perspectives on human sacrifice and ritual body treatment in ancient Maya society
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Janaab' Pakal of Palenque : reconstructing the life and death of a Maya rulerNatives, Europeans, and Africans in colonial Campeche : history and archaeology
Alternative Names
Blos Vera Tiesler

Tiesler Blos, Vera

Tiesler Blos, Vera Gudrun Ingrid Janine

Tiesler Vera

Vera Tiesler catedrática alemá

Vera Tiesler Duits onderzoekster

Vera Tiesler investigadora alemana

Languages
English (65)

Spanish (49)

German (2)

French (1)