The word influence is a bane of archaeological writing. It is a convenient catchall that seems soothingly explanatory but in fact says little to nothing about social, economic, or political processes. I was braced for a deluge of influence in a collection of essays about interregional interaction in Mesoamerica. Instead, this volume represents the best possible sense of the word: Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica will be an influential volume for future scholarship of the formation and maintenance of Mesoamerica. This book is a treasure trove for Mesoamericanist scholars of all stripes; Latin Americanists and advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in long-term views of social, political, and economic dynamics will appreciate the clear writing that presents a satisfying array of contexts across a broad chronological and geographic span of Mesoamerica, methods and classes of evidence, and interpretive frameworks. The authors are...
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Book Review| November 01 2020
Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica
Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica. Edited by Englehardt, Joshua D. and Carrasco, Michael D.
University Press of Colorado,
412pp. Cloth, $95.00.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2020) 100 (4): 696–697.
Kathryn E. Sampeck; Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 November 2020; 100 (4): 696–697. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-8646999
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