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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
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Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Antiteses     Open Access  
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Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 284)
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Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Baroque     Open Access  
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
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Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 131)
Boom : A Journal of California     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Bustan     Hybrid Journal  
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cabo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Ancient Mesoamerica
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.478
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 10  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0956-5361 - ISSN (Online) 1469-1787
Published by Cambridge University Press Homepage  [372 journals]
  • ATM volume 29 issue 1 Cover and Front matter
    • PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536118000202
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • ATM volume 29 issue 1 Cover and Back matter
    • PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536118000214
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • ON THE RECORD ABOUT WALT TAYLOR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT
    • Authors: Joseph B. Mountjoy
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Walter W. Taylor, especially through his 1948 monograph A Study of Archeology, has been a major influence on the theory and methods of American archaeology. His contribution has recently been assessed in a book by a number of students and colleagues, but none of them had first-hand experience with Walt in a fieldwork setting. This is an account of personal experiences with Walt Taylor, beginning in the graduate program at Southern Illinois University (SIU), but focused on a summer National Science Foundation (NSF) project in Zacatecas in 1964 that was designed to study Chalchihuites/Chichimec interactions in a frontier area, and what that fieldwork experience revealed about Walt Taylor as an archaeologist and as a person.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S095653611700030X
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • CERAMIC ETHNOARCHAEOLOGY IN HUÁNCITO, MICHOACÁN, MEXICO
    • Authors: Eduardo Williams
      Pages: 11 - 44
      Abstract: This study deals with pottery production in Huáncito, a Tarascan or Purepecha community in Michoacán, Mexico. The information I have obtained by direct observation during a quarter-century of ethnoarchaeological fieldwork in this town allows me to generate hypotheses to aid in the interpretation of the archaeological record. The main goal of this study is to assist in the interpretation of the material record of ceramic production by means of ethnographic analogy. The observations conducted over a long period of time have given me an invaluable diachronic perspective for understanding many aspects of social change and cultural continuity, including patterns of ceramic manufacture, use, and discard, as well as the use of domestic space and the archaeological visibility of potting activities in the context of the households.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536117000293
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • MESOAMERICAN FLAT CURVED STICKS: INNOVATIVE “TOLTEC” SHORT SWORD,
           FENDING STICK, OR OTHER PURPOSE'
    • Authors: Phil R. Geib
      Pages: 45 - 62
      Abstract: Flat and curved sticks with longitudinal facial grooves were dredged from the Sacred Cenote at Chichen Itza in the early 1900s. They are similar to specimens recovered from the North American Southwest, where a suggested function was for defense against atlatl darts. By accepting this interpretation, Mesoamerican archaeologists identified such artifacts as fending sticks. Hassig (1992:112–114, 126–127, 2001:810–811) disputes this role, arguing that the sticks were specialized short swords for close fighting. This sword interpretation is not supported by my analysis of the Chichen Itza artifacts or the mural evidence at that site. Defense against atlatl darts is possible but unlikely to have occurred in warfare and, in any case, Maya/Toltec warriors carried shields to protect themselves against darts and other weapons. Fending darts in ritual fights such as an atlatl duel is a plausible scenario, perhaps to prove warrior mettle or as a gladiatorial blood sport. Another possible use is for subduing captives after military victory: a throwing stick to disable humans for later sacrifice.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S095653611700013X
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • PRÁCTICAS FUNERARIAS DIFERENCIALES Y POSICIÓN SOCIAL DE LOS NIÑOS EN
           DOS UNIDADES DOMÉSTICAS DE MONTE ALBÁN, OAXACA
    • Authors: Lourdes Márquez Morfín; Ernesto González-Licón
      Pages: 63 - 80
      Abstract: Los habitantes de Monte Albán estaban organizados en una sociedad jerárquica compleja; la integración a la sociedad estuvo determinada por factores sociales, económicos, políticos, así como de género y edad. El objetivo central del estudio radica en identificar la posición social de los niños y su integración como miembros de la comunidad. Con este fin analizamos los patrones funerarios y el uso del espacio en dos unidades domésticas de estatus medio/alto del periodo clásico (200–750 d.C.). De acuerdo con el análisis e interpretación de los resultados, los niños más pequeños fueron enterrados en los patios centrales, algunos en fosas y otros sobre cajetes cubiertos con otro plato. A partir de los cuatro a cinco años se inhumaban bajo el piso de los cuartos y sólo unos cuantos al interior de la tumba familiar. Esta metodología permite conocer las diferencias sociales y de género al interior del grupo social y quizá como reflejo también en la sociedad zapoteca.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536116000456
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • MAPPING MATACANELA: THE COMPLEMENTARY WORK OF LIDAR AND TOPOGRAPHICAL
           SURVEY IN SOUTHERN VERACRUZ, MEXICO
    • Authors: Marcie L. Venter; Carl R. Shields, Mauricio Damián Cuevas Ordóñez
      Pages: 81 - 92
      Abstract: We systematically compare methods used for topographical mapping of the archaeological site of Matacanela, located in the Tuxtla Mountains of Veracruz. Specifically, we compare the results of ArcMap 10.2–processed, publically accessible LiDAR-derived data, collected and distributed for no charge by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) in Mexico–with the results of traditional topographical mapping, undertaken using a Sokkia total station. These INEGI data are coarse-grained in comparison to many of the pay-for-service LiDAR datasets that have been generated for Mesoamerican sites and regions, such as Caracol (Chase et al. 2011, 2012, 2014), Izapa (Rosenswig et al. 2013), and Tres Zapotes (Loughlin et al. 2016). Here, we consider the two approaches and the type and quality of data achieved by each, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of using either approach alone. We strongly encourage scholars working in Mexico to avail themselves of these data whenever appropriate.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536117000128
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • IZAPAN WRITING: CLASSIFICATION AND PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS
    • Authors: David F. Mora-Marín
      Pages: 93 - 112
      Abstract: This paper reviews the limited evidence for the classification of the script attested at the site of Izapa. Sufficient data for assessing the nature of key formal traits exists, thanks to the more recent documentation of the sculptural corpus (Clark and Moreno 2007). After a review of the archaeological and historical linguistic context, the paper examines the history of research on the classification of the writing systems of Mesoamerica (Justeson 1986; Justeson and Mathews 1990; Justeson et al. 1985; Prem 1973), focusing on the Southeastern Tradition. Three diagnostic traits allow for a narrow assignation of Izapa's script, perhaps unsurprisingly, to the Greater Izapan or Maya-Izapa sub-tradition (Justeson and Mathews 1990; Justeson et al. 1985) of the Southeastern Tradition: the superfixed placement of the bar-and-dot numeral with respect to the day sign cartouche, positional notation for counting, and the use of day sign pedestals. Other traits include the conflation and embedding of signs. The paper concludes that the evidence is, at present, insufficient to distinguish between the two likely options, Mixe-Zoquean and Mayan. Finally, a preliminary signary is provided in the Appendix.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536117000190
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • KINGS OF THE EAST: ALTUN HA AND THE WATER SCROLL EMBLEM GLYPH
    • Authors: Christophe Helmke; Stanley P. Guenter, Phillip J. Wanyerka
      Pages: 113 - 135
      Abstract: The importance of emblem glyphs to Maya studies has long been recognized. Among these are emblems that have yet to be conclusively matched to archaeological sites. The Water Scroll emblem glyph is one such example, although it appears numerous times in the Classic Maya written corpus between the sixth and the eighth centuries. These many references are found at a variety of sites across the lowlands, attesting to the importance of this ancient kingdom and the kings who carried this title. In the present paper, we review the epigraphic and archaeological evidence and propose that this may be the royal title of the kings who reigned from Altun Ha, in the east central Maya lowlands, in what is now Belize. In so doing, we also begin to reconstruct the dynastic history of the Water Scroll kings, from the vantage of both local and foreign sources.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536117000256
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • POPOL+NAH+BEFORE+RAPID+ABANDONMENT&rft.title=Ancient+Mesoamerica&rft.issn=0956-5361&rft.date=2018&rft.volume=29&rft.spage=137&rft.epage=155&rft.aulast=Rice&rft.aufirst=Prudence&rft.au=Prudence+M.+Rice&rft.au=Arianne+Boileau,+Leslie+G.+Cecil,+Susan+D.+deFrance,+Carolyn+Freiwald,+Nathan+J.+Meissner,+Timothy+W.+Pugh,+Don+S.+Rice,+Matthew+P.+Yacubic&rft_id=info:doi/10.1017/S0956536117000220">ZACPETEN STRUCTURE 719: ACTIVITIES AT A CONTACT PERIOD POPOL NAH BEFORE
           RAPID ABANDONMENT
    • Authors: Prudence M. Rice; Arianne Boileau, Leslie G. Cecil, Susan D. deFrance, Carolyn Freiwald, Nathan J. Meissner, Timothy W. Pugh, Don S. Rice, Matthew P. Yacubic
      Pages: 137 - 155
      Abstract: This paper addresses activities carried out in a late-sixteenth or seventeenth century Maya council house (popol nah) just before its abandonment. Structure 719 at the site of Zacpeten in the central Peten lakes district is considered a noble residence remodeled into a council house with an adjacent temple. Excavations revealed quantities of de facto refuse inside the structure's two rooms and around the exterior; recent studies focused on ceramics, lithics, faunal remains, and net sinkers. The back room held abundant lithics and diverse fauna, with evidence of grinding red pigment and snapping obsidian prismatic blades into segments for fashioning arrow points. Pottery and faunal remains indicate feasting, as well as possible use of animal parts in ritual and in making ceremonial objects. The Group 719 complex served as a center of production of various goods and community ritual until its abrupt abandonment, likely in the first decade or so of the eighteenth century.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536117000220
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • SOULS OF THE ANCESTORS: POSTCLASSIC MAYA ARCHITECTURE, INCENSARIOS, AND
           MANA
    • Authors: Leslie G. Cecil; Timothy W. Pugh
      Pages: 157 - 170
      Abstract: In this article, we consider how the Postclassic Kowoj Maya of the central Peten lakes region of El Petén, Guatemala utilized mana in conjunction with their ritual objects and spolia to mediate between the natural and supernatural worlds. In many cultures worldwide and throughout time, mana (magical or spiritual powers that provide people and objects with a living force) transforms the ordinary into the spiritually powerful. The Kowojs imbued incense burners and buildings with mana, thus facilitating a connection with their ancestors. We examine the manufacturing recipe of a group of incense burners and the civic-ceremonial buildings at Zacpeten to argue that the Kowoj used these objects to mediate among the living, the dead, and the supernatural realms. Ultimately, by empowering these objects with mana, the Kowoj constructed a universe where they regularly communicated with their ancestors and built structures that ensouled their historical consciousness.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536117000232
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • a.d.+600–1000)&rft.title=Ancient+Mesoamerica&rft.issn=0956-5361&rft.date=2018&rft.volume=29&rft.spage=171&rft.epage=195&rft.aulast=Graña-Behrens&rft.aufirst=Daniel&rft.au=Daniel+Graña-Behrens&rft_id=info:doi/10.1017/S0956536117000207">NEW EVIDENCE FOR POLITICAL HIERARCHY AND POWER IN THE NORTHERN MAYA
           LOWLANDS (a.d. 600–1000)
    • Authors: Daniel Graña-Behrens
      Pages: 171 - 195
      Abstract: This paper presents new evidence for hierarchy and power among the Classic Maya (a.d. 300–1000) from the northern lowlands. It expands the list of identified emblem glyphs, and, more particularly, focuses on emblems with numerals by questioning their meaning and function in terms of political organization. Furthermore, the paper centers on syntax, especially on the practice of structuring personal names and titles in order to isolate titles and emblem glyphs, as well as to rank individuals and further advance our understanding of ancient Maya political organization. Finally, a dynastic sequence of rulers and noblemen from the Chan or Kan kingdom (most probably Jaina) is proposed, as well as divergent monumental traditions within the northern region and a re-evaluation of interpolity relationships.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536117000207
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • HOUSEHOLDERS AS WATER MANAGERS: A COMPARISON OF DOMESTIC-SCALE WATER
           MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FROM TWO CENTRAL MAYA LOWLAND SITES
    • Authors: Jeffrey L. Brewer
      Pages: 197 - 217
      Abstract: Multiple studies conducted over the past few decades have recognized the necessity of rainwater collection and storage as a critical aspect in the evolution of Maya civilization. Few of these efforts, however, have emphasized the importance of managing water resources at the household level. Data are presented from two central lowland sites—the dispersed hinterland community of Medicinal Trail and the urban center of Yaxnohcah—that elucidate the function of small reservoirs and associated landscape modifications in residential water management. Despite differing physical geographies and trajectories of urban development, residents of both communities were clearly engaged in water management activities based, at least in part, on the creation and use of small reservoirs. Decentralized household water management practices appear to have been temporally and spatially widespread components of Maya civilization beginning in the Preclassic period.
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536117000244
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • THE “ECLIPSE GLYPH” IN MAYA TEXT AND ICONOGRAPHY: A CENTURY OF
           MISINTERPRETATION
    • Authors: Bruce Love
      Pages: 219 - 244
      Abstract: The “eclipse glyph,” as it is called by most people in our field, is not referring to eclipses, but rather to the darkened sun and moon associated with heavy rainfall or darkened skies. This glyph is composed of the sun sign or moon sign (occasionally others) between two flanking fields, usually one light and one dark, and is found principally in the Postclassic divinatory almanacs of the Maya codices. Evidence for this proposal comes from iconography as well as texts. Rain pours from “eclipse glyphs” in pictures accompanied by hieroglyphic captions explicitly dealing with rain; they also appear in calendrical sequences that could not possibly be referring to eclipses. Even in the lunar or eclipse pages in the Dresden Codex that deal with solar eclipses, the texts that accompany the “eclipse glyphs” are about rain. A search of Classic-period antecedents suggests a linguistic value yihk'in, meaning “darkened” or “darkening.”
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536116000444
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • A CYCLIC-TIME MODEL FOR ECLIPSE PREDICTION IN MESOAMERICA AND THE
           STRUCTURE OF THE ECLIPSE TABLE IN THE DRESDEN CODEX – CORRIGENDUM
    • Pages: 245 - 246
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536118000081
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • CYCLES OF DEATH AND REBIRTH IN MESOAMERICAN CULTURAL ASTRONOMY AND THE
           CALENDAR – ERRATUM
    • Pages: 247 - 247
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536118000068
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • SOLAR OBSERVATORY OR ALLEGORY' CALAKMUL'S GROUP E-TYPE COMPLEX FORM
           AND FUNCTION – ERRATUM
    • Pages: 249 - 250
      PubDate: 2018-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S095653611800007X
      Issue No: Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018)
       
 
 
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