Download PDF by Julia Guernsey: Sculpture and Social Dynamics in Preclassic Mesoamerica

By Julia Guernsey

ISBN-10: 1107012465

ISBN-13: 9781107012462

This e-book examines the features of sculpture in the course of the Preclassic interval in Mesoamerica and its value in statements of social id. Julia Guernsey situates the origins and evolution of enormous stone sculpture inside of a broader social and political context and demonstrates the position that such sculpture performed in developing and institutionalizing social hierarchies. This booklet focuses particularly on an enigmatic kind of public, huge sculpture often called the 'potbelly' that lines its antecedents to past, small household ritual items and ceramic collectible figurines. The cessation of household rituals related to ceramic collectible figurines alongside the Pacific slope coincided not just with the construction of the 1st enormous potbelly sculptures, yet with the increase of the 1st state-level societies in Mesoamerica by way of the appearance of the past due Preclassic interval. The potbellies turned relevant to the actual illustration of recent varieties of social identification and expressions of political authority in this time of dramatic change.

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