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Early Mesoamerican Cities


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1. Introduction: Early Mesoamerican Cities, Urbanism, and Urbanization in the Formative Period Michael Love; 2. Oaxaca's Formative Period Cities and their Implications for Early Urbanism in Mesoamerica Arthur A. Joyce; 3. Early Urbanization in the Formative Gulf Lowlands, Mexico Christopher A. Pool and Michael L. Loughlin; 4. Patterns of Early Urbanism in the Southern Maya Lowlands Marcello A. Canuto and Francisco Estrada-Belli; 5. The Role of Middle Preclassic Placemaking in the Creation of Late Preclassic Yucatecan Cities: The Foundations of Yaxuna Travis W. Stanton and Ryan H. Collins; 6. The City over the City: Kaminaljuyu and Urbanism Barbara Arroyo; 7. The New Normal: Formative Period Cities on the Pacific Coast of Southern Mesoamerica Michael Love and Robert M. Rosenswig; 8. The Nature of Early Urbanism at Teotihuacan Saburo Sugiyama; 9. Art and Urbanity in Late Formative Mesoamerica Julia Guernsey and Stephanie M. Strauss; 10. Landscape and Leadership in Mesoamerican Cities: A Comparative View Monica L. Smith; 11. Experimental Cities? Norman Yoffee.

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This study of early cities in Mesoamerica will contribute significantly to the world-wide discourse on early cities and urbanism.

About the Author

Michael Love is Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of Early Complex Society in Pacific Guatemala and editor of The Southern Maya in the Late Preclassic. Julia Guernsey is the D.J. Sibley Family Centennial Faculty Fellow in Prehistoric Art at the University of Texas, Austin. She is the author of Sculpture and Social Dynamics in Preclassic Mesoamerica and Human Figuration and Fragmentation in Preclassic Mesoamerica.

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