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Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture
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This groundbreaking study of gestational imagery on ancient Olmec monuments and objects brings to light Mesoamerica’s earliest creation narrative and traces its evolution into one of the enduring themes of Mesoamerican ritual life and art.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xx
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  1. 1. Rediscovering Women and Gestationin Olmec Visual Culture
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. The Tale of the Were-Jaguar
  2. pp. 17-34
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  1. 3. The Sowing and Dawning of the Human-Maize Seed
  2. pp. 35-74
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  1. 4. Tracking Gender,Gestation, and Narrativity Through the Early Formative
  2. pp. 75-134
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  1. 5. La Venta’s Buried Offerings Women and Other Revelations
  2. pp. 135-176
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  1. 6. Female Water and Earth Supernaturals: The Massive Offerings, Mosaic Pavements,and Mixe “Work ofthe Earth”
  2. pp. 177-198
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  1. 7. A Processional Visual Narrative at La Venta
  2. pp. 199-214
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  1. 8. La Venta’s Creation and Origins Narrative
  2. pp. 215-262
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  1. 9. A Scattering of Seeds
  2. pp. 263-278
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  1. Appendix 1. La Venta Monuments by Format
  2. pp. 279-285
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  1. Appendix 2. Comparison of Mesoamerican Creationand Origins Narratives
  2. pp. 286-295
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  1. Appendix 3. Shape-Shiftersand Were wolves to Were-Jaguars:A Brief Chronology
  2. pp. 296-298
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 299-308
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 309-326
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 327-339
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