Richard Blanton

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.
1976
The Valley of MexicoSAR Press PublicationThe Valley of Mexico: Studies in Pre-Hispanic Ecology and Society

The chapters in this volume present an important contemporary interpretation of the cultural and archaeological legacy of the Valley of Mexico, a rich and ancient place where the presence of the past is all around. The contributors apply a powerful explanatory model for the development of civilization in terms of environment, population growth, food production, settlement, social differentiation and hierarchy, along with the importance of local and regional interactions involving trade



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