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Central America before the Spanish Conquest has often been considered by North American archaeologists as a “backwater” of peripheral importance located between the advanced ancient civilizations of South America and Mesoamerica (Mexican–Maya country). Recent archaeological research has revealed that this area played a much more significant role in New World cultural history than was previously thought. Healy’s study examines the archaeological record of one subarea of Southern Central America, the Rivas region of Pacific Nicaragua. The work gives a detailed analysis of excavations and of artifacts recovered at seven significant prehistoric sites. A critical pioneering effort, the monograph documents cultural changes occurring over a 2,000–year time period—changes in technology, material culture, settlement, subsistence, and socio–political organization.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Tables
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Plates
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xxiii-xxiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xxv-xxx
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  1. Nicaragua: A Prospectus
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. ONE: Introduction
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. TWO: The Biogeographical Setting of Nicaragua
  2. pp. 7-18
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  1. THREE: A Brief History of the Culture Subarea
  2. pp. 19-34
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  1. Archaeology of the Rivas Region
  2. pp. 35-36
  1. FOUR: The Archaeological Sites
  2. pp. 37-74
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  1. Cultural Remains of Rivas and their Interpretation
  2. pp. 75-76
  1. FIVE: The Ceramics of Rivas
  2. pp. 77-256
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  1. SIX: The Artifacts: Ceramic, Stone, Bone, Shell, and Metal
  2. pp. 257-286
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  1. SEVEN: "Mohammed's Paradise": The Exploitation of Faunal Resources in the Rivas Region of Nicaragua
  2. pp. 287-292
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  1. The Rivas Culture History
  2. pp. 293-294
  1. EIGHT: The Rivas Sequence: Relative and Absolute Chronology
  2. pp. 295-310
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  1. NINE: Comparative Analysis: The Place of Rivas in Central American Archaeology
  2. pp. 311-328
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  1. TEN: A Proposed Culture History of the Rivas Region
  2. pp. 329-342
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  1. ELEVEN: A Summary
  2. pp. 343-346
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 347-364
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  1. Plates
  2. pp. 365-376
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 377-382
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780889207844
Related ISBN
9781554584840
MARC Record
OCLC
243569752
Pages
412
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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