The Wood-Carver's Art in Ancient Mexico

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Author: Saville, Marshall Howard (1867-1935) from the library of Professor George M Foster

Year: 1925

Publisher: Heye Foundation

Place: New York


xviii+120 pages with plates, including frontispiece, and bibliography. Small quarto (10 1/4" x 6 3/4") issued in wrappers. Contributions of the American Indian, Heye Foundation volume IX. From the library of George M Foster. 1st edition.

American archaeologist Marshall H. Saville was the first curator of the Mexican and Central American Archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History, and was also at the Peabody Museum at Yale around the turn of the 19th century. He excavated throughout South and Central America, at sites such as Xoxocotl�n in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Manabi and Sigsig in Ecuador, and the San Lorenzo Olmec site; and made substantive contributions in Aztec, Maya and Olmec cultures.

George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.


Foster's stamp to front wrapper and title, front wrapper beginning to seperate at hinge, spine ends chipped, light edge wear else about a very good copy

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