Before the volcano erupted: the ancient Cerén village in Central America

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Author: Sheets, Payson (editor)

Year: 2002

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Place: Austin


ix+226 pages with figures, maps, tables, glossary, references, appendix and index. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 3/4") issued in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First edition.

Contents: Volcanology, Stratigraphy, and Effects on Sturctures by C Dan Miller; Geophysical Exploration at Cerén by Lawrence B Conyers and Hartmut Spetzler; Cerén Plant Resources: Abundance and Diversity by David L Lentz and Carolos R Rimirez-Sosa; Ancient Home and Garden: The View from Household 1 at Cerén by Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, Scott E Simmons, and David B Tucker; Household 2 at Cerén: The Remains of an Agrarian and Craft-Oriented Corporate Group by Brian R McKee; Structure 16: The Kitchen of Household 3 by Inga Calvin; Structure 4: A Storehouse-Workshop for Household 4 by Andrea I Gerstle and Payson Sheets; The Civic Complex by Andrea I Gerstle; Structure 9: A Precolumbian Sweat Bath at Cerén by Brian R McKee; Structure 10: Feasting and Village Festivals by Linda A Brown and Andrea I Gerstle; Divination at Cerén: The Evidence from Structure 12 by Scott E Simmons and Payson Sheets; Ceramics and Their Use at Cerén by Marilyn Beaudry-Corbet with contributions by Ronald L Bishop; The Chipped Stone Artifacts of Cerén by Payson Sheets; Groundstone Artifacts in the Cerén Village by Payson Sheets; Household and Community Animal Use at Cerén by Linda A Brown; Artifacts Made from Plant Materials by Harriet F Beaubien and Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett; The Conservation Program at Cerén by Harriet F Beaubien; Household Production and Specialization at Cerén by Payson Sheets and Scott E Simmons; Cultivating Biodiversity: Milpas, Gardens, and the Classic Period Landscape by Payson Sheets and Michelle Woodward; Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Community of Joya de Cerén by Carlos Benjamin Lara M and Sarah B Barber.


A near fine copy in like jacket.

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