Joyce Marcus

2008
The Ancient CitySAR Press PublicationThe Ancient City: New Perspectives on Urbanism in the Old and New WorldCities are so common today that we cannot imagine a world without them. More than half of the world's population lives in cities, and that proportion is growing. Yet for most of our history, there were no cities. Why, how, and when did urban life begin?
1998
Archaic StatesSAR Press PublicationArchaic StatesOne of the most challenging problems facing contemporary archaeology concerns the operation and diversity of ancient states. This volume addresses how ancient states were structured and how they operated, an understanding of which is key to our ability to interpret a state's rise or fall.
1992, November 1–5
Advanced SeminarThe Archaic State: A Comparative Approach
1989
Regional Perspectives on the Olmec, Book CoverSAR Press PublicationRegional Perspectives on the Olmec

The archaeological culture known as the Olmec has long been associated with the genesis of civilization in Mexico—the transition from simple, agricultural societies to near-urban states during the Mesoamerican Formative, which culminated in the empire of the Maya. 



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