In The Land of the Olmec

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Author: Coe, Michael Douglas (1929– ) and Richard A Diehl

Year: 1980

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Place: Austin


3 volumes: The Archaeology of San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan viii+416 pages with frontispiece, diagrams, illustrations, appendixes, bibliography and index. Map portfolio (two fold out maps); The People of the River 198 pages with frontispiece, figures, illustrations appendixes, bibliography and index. Map portfolio (two fold out maps); Map Portfolio 4 fold out maps. Royal quarto (11 1/2" x 9 3/4") issued in red and black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and black lettering to covers. 1st edition.

Volume one the Archaeology of San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan is the large scale expedition reported by Michael Coe and Richard Diehl In the Land of the Olmec establishes San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan as the most significant single factor in the rise of Mesoamericas first complex society. This volume describes the archaeology of San Lorenzo and provides the only complete archaeological sequence and mapping for any lowland Olmec site. Report on landscape, excavations, magnetometry, ceramics, lithics, figurines, monuments, faunal remains, radio-carbon samples, and petrography provide data to answer the questions of why and how the Olmec civilization first arose here. Volume 2 The people of the river presents an historical and ecological study of the people of the area today, whose riverine way of life is the key to understanding present as well as past human ecology in the land of the Olmec. One of the most detailed investigations yet carried out of human adaptation to the New World tropics - with an emphasis on farming, hunting, fishing and pottery making - this volume records a life style that was on the verge of abrupt change.


Light rubbing to spine heel points. Slipcase corners bumped, edges rubbed, small split at corner heel. A better than very good set in about a very good slipcase.

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