The Early Mesoamerican Village: Archaeological Research Strategy for an Endangered Species, Updated Edition
One of the classic works of archaeology, The Early Mesoamerican Village was among the first studies to fully embrace the processual movement of the 1970s. Dancing around an ongoing dialogue on methods and goals between the Real Mesoamerican Archaeologist, the Great Synthesizer, and the Skeptical Graduate Student, it is both a seminal tract on scientific method in archaeolo...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Left Coast Press, Inc.
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Nov 21, 2008 Phil rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is the best academic archaeology book ever written. Flannery writes with humor and wit about his subject and makes his study of the early settlements in the Oaxaca valley come to life.
Kent Vaughn Flannery (born 1934) is a North American archaeologist who has conducted and published extensive research on the pre-Columbian cultures and civilizations of Mesoamerica, and in particular those of central and southern Mexico. He has also published influential work on origins of agriculture and village life in the Near east, pastoralists in the Andes, and cultural evolution. He is James...moreMore about Kent V. Flannery...