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Human antiquity in Mesoamerica - Scientific opinion regarding human antiquity in Mesoamerica has reflected larger trends in conceptualizing human antiquity in the western hemisphere in general.
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  History of Mesoamerica (Paleo-Indian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the History of Mesoamerica, the stage known as the Paleo-Indian period (or alternatively, the Lithic stage) is the era in the scheme of Mesoamerican chronology which begins with the very first indications of human habitation within the Mesoamerican region, and continues until the general onset of the development of agriculture and other proto-civilization traits.
Scientific opinion regarding human antiquity in Mesoamerica has reflected larger trends in conceptualizing human antiquity in the western hemisphere in general.
Based upon increasing evidence for an earlier antiquity for human presence in the western hemisphere, in 1976 Irving Rouse and Richard S. MacNeish independently published proposals revising western hemisphere lithic stages, allowing for human occupation as early as 30,000 BP and leaving open the possibility of an even earlier initial arrival.
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Within that foundational topic, the establishment of sites demonstrating human antiquity in Mesoamerica has centered on the association of remains and artifacts with geologic strata (context) and on the reliability of the dating of the remains and strata (methodologies).
At the beginning of the twentieth century, humans were believed to be very recent post-glacial immigrants to the western hemisphere.
A variety of methods were used to determine the antiquity of the cranial remains, including chemical bone analysis (nitrogen and fluorine tests), geological analysis (stratigraphic, carbon-14, and volcanic ash composition tests), contextual association with faunal remains, and contextual association with lithic artifacts dated by obsidian hydration.
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 Mesoamerica Encyclopedia Article @ EarthlyBusiness.com (Earthly Business)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mesoamerica is also the name of a linguistic area or sprachbund comprising the languages native to roughly the same geographical area.
Mesoamerica having been recognized as a near prototypical cultural area the term is now fully integrated in the standard terminology of pre-Columbian anthropological studies.
Mesoamerica remains today a region with an extremely rich cultural and linguistic diversity and the indigenous peoples of modern Mesoamerica carry on many of the traditions of their predecessors, in spite of 500 years of heavy pressure from the modern European civilization.
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 Tlapacoya (Mesoamerican site) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If confirmed, this would be the 2nd oldest human remain found in the Americas, after the Buhl woman of Idaho.
If verified, these would be some of the earliest dates for human habitation in the Americas and would discredit prevailing theories of the timing of settlement of the New World.
The evidence for these much-earlier dates consists of the bones of fl bear and two species of deer which appeared in middens associated with 22,000-year-old hearths, as well as a curved obsidian blade which was found beneath a buried tree trunk.
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The study of individual modern and classical languages form the backbone of modern study of the humanities, while the scientific study of language is known as linguistics and is a social science.
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 Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Archaeologists believe humans had entered and occupied much of the Americas by the end of the Pleistocene epoch, but the date of their original entry into the Americas is unresolved.
The presence of humans at the southern tip of South America by 9000—8500 BC suggested to some investigators that the fluted-point hunters were not the first migrants into the Americas, as this would have necessitated a very rapid rate of migration by these hunters.
On the Pleistocene antiquity of Monte Verde, Southern Chile.
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 Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica is also a canonical example of a linguistic area: all of the major Mesoamerican languages show some subset of a pool of common traits, despite being made up of many different language families.
Mesoamerica's economy and geopolitics benefited from extensive use of a lingua franca, the Nahuatl language, since at least the 7th century, and perhaps going back as far as 2,000 years.
Mesoamerica is one of our planet’s six cradles of early civilizations.
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How much this is a result of human activity and how much is due to non-human causes is a matter of considerable debate—especially as we are now learning that major climate change can happen with frightening swiftness even without human intervention.
These interactions stretch far back into antiquity, and the state of modern ecosystems is as much a product of their histories as it is current conditions.
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An initial brief investigation of the biological foundations of human sexuality will provide the background for considering such culturally determined elements as: what defines masculinity verses femininity and heterosexuality verses homosexuality in various cultures; the roles and rituals that may be assigned to each gender; and the meanings attached to sexual behavior.
This course first examines the origins of these popular practices in late antiquity and the interessting ways in which saints and relics were interpreted by the average medievil person.
Mesoamerica is one of the two great centers of native complex society found in the western hemisphere.
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The most famous such combination is the Tuxtla statuette that combines human eyes, nose, ears and earspools with a duck beak, wings and feet (Bernal 1969: Plate 47).
A less well-known human duck combination is represented on Altar 7 at La Venta (Drucker 1952: Plate 65).
On this monument, a human face emerges from the niche with a duck beak that descends to the ground.
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The widespread extinction of various megafauna (e.g., mastadon, mammoth) and other animals may have been an impetus for human populations to begin to develop wholly new means of acquiring food in order to meet protein and fat requirements.
This is an important strength that anthropology brings to bear in discussions relating to the emerging picture of the agricultural transition and the history of the human condition during the Holocene.
Human populations undergoing mechanically demanding activities have generally larger and more robust bones than populations who are less active (Larsen, 1997).
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 Mesoamerica - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Mesoamerica is also a canonical example of a Linguistic area: all of the major Mesoamerican languages show some subset of a pool of common traits, despite being made up of many different language families.
Mesoamerica is one of our planet’s six cradles of early civilizations.
In some writings from the 1920s and 1930s the alternative term Middle America was used to refer to Mesoamerica, but that acception of the term has generally fallen out of favor.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Mesoamerica
Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the AMERICAS, ANTIQUITY AND PREHISTORY OF THE [Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the] study of the origins of the aboriginal peoples of the Americas.
Residence rules and ultimogeniture in Tlaxcala and Mesoamerica.
Greater Mesoamerica: the Archaeology of West and Northwest Mexico.
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It is interesting that the rule of terror caused by individual fanatic belief rooted in a subservience to one man could be destroyed by the fanatical mass of the hordes rooted in their mass hysteria of murder.
It seems to be the alpha and omega of human, and in a way, primate behavior - the small group and its control dynamics vs. the mass in hierarchical execution.
However, we have seen in the Classic societies of Greece and Rome and others of antiquity that the ability for individuals to function outside of this context of belief and to thrive is not unusual.
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 Mesoamerica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mesoamerica is the region extending from central Mexico through Central America which produced a set of culturally related civilizations before the discovery of the New World by Columbus.
Mesoamerican is a general adjective to refer to that group of Pre-Columbian cultures.
In some writings from the 1920s and 1930s the alternative term Middle America has been used to refer to Mesoamerica, but that has generally fallen out of favor.
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Human Roots: Africa and Asia in the Middle Pleistocene.
Clark, G. and Lindly, J. Modern Human Origins in the Levant and Western Asia: The Fossil and Archeological Evidence.
Clark, J. and Kelly, K. Human Genetics, Paleoenvironments, and Malaria: Relationships and Implications for the Settlement of Oceania.
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This course will introduce the major styles and monuments of the art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes from the first millennium BC to the 16th century AD Major areas to be studied include Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru.
Introduces the method and theory of the study of the uses of plants by humans derived from evidence presented in the archaeological record, the relationship between humans and their environment, and the relationship between the environment, and the Archaeological record.
Examines human activity at the landscape, settlement, and locus levels, with implications for human-environmental relationship and urban genesis.
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 Athena Review 2,1: Early plant domestication in Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica (fig.1) is a cultural super-region extending from northern Mexico to Central America, whose diverse environmental zones (arid; mountainous; tropical lowlands) each became ancestral areas for major crops ranging from squash, corn, and beans to cotton and chocolate.
Probable candidates for transplantation are mainly small trees or bushy plants with a perennial growth habit, whose produce (sap, fiber and wood as well as edible portions) is readily harvested and processed for consumption.
The archaeobotanical record for Mesoamerica is full of such huge gaps regarding when and how the dispersal of economically useful plants were effected via human cultural practices.
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He has published articles in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Antiquity, and the American Anthropologist, chapters in several books, and is the co-editor of a recent volume on archaeological approaches to intensification.
She was also a panel member of the NAS NRC Human Dimensions of Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability group.
He is the recipient of grants from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Killam Foundation, and most recently the National Geographic Society.
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 Mesoamerica
The basis of this argument is that teosinte is the closest known relative of maize.
The evidence for bean (Phaseolus spp.; Fabaceae) cultivation is not of such antiquity as that for squash, although ultimately beans became the high protein staple of the Mesoamerican diet.
All of these species are native to considerably more mesic (wetter) environments, and their establishment in the semiarid Tehuacán area would have required some irrigation.
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Her research and teaching deals with two broad issues: human ecology and the emergence and evolution of social, political and economic inequality.
Within the context of human ecology she focuses on (1) human adaptation to environmental fluctuation and (2) the impact of humans on the environment in the context of the emergence and development of prehistoric states and empires.
Specifically, her research deals with central and west Mexico, especially Michoacán and the Purepecha\Tarascans, and the development of social theory in archaeology to understand the evolution of inequality by class, ethnicity, and gender.
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 UCSB Anthropology Faculty--Voorhies
In New Frontiers in the Archaeology of the Pacific Coast of Mesoamerica, edited by Frederick J. Bové, and Lynette Heller.
The Transformation from Foraging to Farming in the Lowlands of Mesoamerica.
Mesoamerica, Prehistory and Early History of: Archaic Period.
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 SAAweb - Archaeology & You
They are continuously aware of the importance of the structured interplay between observation and explanation—and of the fundamental aim of archaeology to interpret the relationship of material culture to human behavior.
Prior to the 1970s most of the available jobs in archaeology were in universities, some were in junior colleges, and a few were in museums and other research institutions.
Most archaeologists end up specializing in a geographic area, such as Mesoamerica or Oceania; others may focus on a particular time period such as the era of the Paleo-indians and their ancestors.
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