The Prehistory of the Tehuacan Valley

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Author: Byers, Douglas Swain (1903-1978) and Richard Stockton MacNeish (editors)

Year: 1967-1970

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Place: Austin


5 volumes. Environment and Subsistence viii+331 pages with tables (some folding), maps, figures, bibliography and index; The Non-Ceramic Artifacts xiii+258 pages with 175 figures, 32 tables (some folding), bibliography and index; xii+306 pages with 72 tables (some folding), bibliography and index; Chronology and Irrigation xi+290 pages with figures, tables (some folding), maps, bibliography and index; Excavations and Reconnaissance xii+529 pages with illustrations, tables (some folding), maps, and index. Quarto (11 1/4" x 9") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with black label and silver lettering to spine in original jackets. Volume 1 edited by Douglas S Byers. Volume 2 by Richard S MacNeish, Antoinette Nelken-Terner and Irmgard W Johnson. Volume 3 by Richard S MacNeish, Frederick A Peterson and Kent V Flanner. Volume 4 edited by Frederick Johnson. Volume five by Richard S MacNeish, Melvin L Fowler, Angel Garcia Cooks, Frederick A Peterson, Antoinette Nelken-Terner, and James A Neely. Published for the Robert S Peabody Foundation. 5 of 6 volumes. First editions.

The Prehistory of the Tehuacan Valley will make known the findings of the Tehuacan Archaeological Botanical Project, which, during four field seasons, 1961-1964, sought to discover the beginnings of agriculture in the New World and the concomitant rise of autochthonous civilization. This project, supported by the National Science Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation was the brain child of R S MacNeish, Research Associate, R S Peabody Foundation, who envisaged it as an interdisciplinary project. As such, it is the first of its kind to be undertaken in Middle America.

Condition: Corners bumped, jackets with some edge wear with closed tears. Volume one lacks jacket, volume 3, jacket spine head chipped, 5 spine chipped at spine ends and corners else a very good set in like jackets.

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