Early New World Monumentality

Early New World Monumentality Offers a number of interesting case studies of New World monumentality that expand our comparative understanding of the phenomenon Dean J Saitta University of Denver Brings together important essays

  • Title: Early New World Monumentality
  • Author: Richard L. Burger Robert M. Rosenswig
  • ISBN: 9780813038087
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Early New World Monumentality

    Offers a number of interesting case studies of New World monumentality that expand our comparative understanding of the phenomenon Dean J Saitta, University of Denver Brings together important essays that analyze the context, nature, and impact of early monuments in the Americas Early New World Monumentality should be read by everyone interested in monumentality anyw Offers a number of interesting case studies of New World monumentality that expand our comparative understanding of the phenomenon Dean J Saitta, University of Denver Brings together important essays that analyze the context, nature, and impact of early monuments in the Americas Early New World Monumentality should be read by everyone interested in monumentality anywhere in the world Michael Love, California State UniversityIn studies of ancient civilizations, the focus is often on the temples, palaces, and buildings created and then left behind, both because they survive and because of the awe they still inspire today From the Mississippian mounds in the United States to the early pyramids of Peru, these monuments have been well documented, but less attention has been paid to analyzing the logistical complexity involved in their creation In this collection, prominent archaeologists explore the sophisticated political and logistical organizations that were required to plan and complete these architectural marvels They discuss the long term political, social, and military impacts these projects had on their respective civilizations, and illuminate the significance of monumentality among early complex societies in the Americas Early New World Monumentality is ultimately a study of labor and its mobilization, as well as the long term spiritual awe and political organization that motivated and were enhanced by such undertakings Mounds and other impressive monuments left behind by earlier civilizations continue to reveal their secrets, offering profound insights into the development of complex societies throughout the New World.

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