Dumbarton Oaks Confrence on the Olmec: October 28th and 29th, 1967

Dumbarton Oaks Confrence on the Olmec: October 28th and 29th, 1967

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Author: Benson, Elizabeth P (editor)

Year: 1968

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

Place: Washington


xii+185 pages with illustrations and fold out site map. Issued in original publisher's orange-brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and Olmec design to cover issued without jacket. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") First edition.

The Conference on the Olmec held at Dumbarton Oaks on October 28th and 29th, 1967 - the first on the Olmec since the Mesa Redonda in Tuxtla Gutierrez in 1942 - came at a time when there was a good deal of fresh material from recent excavations, both in the Olmec "heartland" and in sites in other areas were there is evidence of Olmec influence. While this volume is intended as a record of the proceedings of the conference, there is included one paper not actually delivered at the conference: David C Grove's The Preclassic Olmec in Central Mexico: Site Distributions and Inferences, which was read at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in December, 1967. It was decided that the material was exceptionally relevant to the subject and scope of the conference. In addition, brief appendices have been added to the papers of Drs Heizer and Coe. The following articles appear in the publication. 1)Matthew W Stirling Early History of the Olmec Problem; 2)Robert F Heizer New Observations on La Venta; 3)Michael D Coe San Lorenzo and the Olmec Civilization; 4)Kent V Flannery the Olmec and the Valley of Oaxaca: A Model for Inter-regional interaction in Formative Times; 5)Tatiana Proskouriakoff Olmec and Maya Art: Problems of Their Stylistic Relation; 6)Ignacio Bernal View of Olmec Culture; 7)Peter T Furst The Olmec Were-Jaguar Motif in the Light of Ethnographic Reality; 8)David C Grove The Pre-classic Olmec in Central Mexico: Site Distribution and Inferences


Previous owner's name on front end paper, corners bumped, page ends soiled, moderate rubbing to extremities, some occasional pencil notations else a very good copy lacking dust jacket.

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