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Hispanic American Historical Review (1970) 50 (1): 121–122.
Published: 01 February 1970
...Robert H. Lister Ignacio Bernal’s careful review of the initial archaeological evidence and the more recent research conducted since World War II lends further credence to the belief that the Olmecs were the first to reach a level we can call civilized and that from them came many traits which...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1969) 49 (2): 394.
Published: 01 May 1969
... more happy circumstances. Coe traces not only the history of the Olmecs, but also the history of Olmec studies. There are digressions, and much of the book deals with other areas and other peoples. The logic of including a reproduction of the Aztec calendar stone, for example, escaped me, though I...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1978) 58 (2): 311–312.
Published: 01 May 1978
... people. In recent years, important advances have been made by David Joralemon, adopting a purely iconographie approach to the complex deity images in Olmec art; and by Peter Furst, who has been applying with great sophistication ethnographic data from the New World tropics to were-jaguar and other...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1972) 52 (4): 719.
Published: 01 November 1972
...T.G. Olmec: An Early Art Style of Pre-Columbian Mexico . By Wicke Charles R. . Tucson, Arizona , 1971 . University of Arizona Press . Map. Tables. Illustrations. Figures. Bibliography. Index . Pp. xvii , 188 . Cloth. $12.00 . Copyright 1972 by Duke University Press 1972...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1984) 64 (3): 594–595.
Published: 01 August 1984
...William R. Fowler, Jr. One sour note: it is a sad commentary on Olmec research that most of the artifacts illustrated in the book are housed in private collections, and many are of uncertain or unknown provenance. It is encouraging that these objects have at least been scientifically recorded...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2015) 95 (4): 667–668.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Mary Miller Discovering the Olmecs: An Unconventional History . By Grove David C. . William & Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2014 . Map. Figures. Notes. Index. viii, 197 pp. Cloth , $55.00...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1981) 61 (2): 301–302.
Published: 01 May 1981
...Michael Coe Overall, this is a most valuable contribution, which should be read by both art historians and archaeologists interested in one of the world’s most fascinating art styles. A final section deals with the controversial subject of Olmec iconography. Here the author puts herself...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1968) 48 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 February 1968
... negatives. His ethnohistory of “La Venta” Olmecs was doomed to failure from the start because it was not based on documentary evidence. No oral history mentioned the Olmecs, unless they were part of the legendary people of Tamoanchan, as Jiménez Moreno suggests. To get his information Palacios has combined...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1971) 51 (1): 185–186.
Published: 01 February 1971
...,” belong to the Zoned Bichrome Period of northwest Costa Rica, around the time of Christ. More importantly, she feels that the Olmec themselves in an earlier time came to the Nicoya region to obtain the lovely blue-green and imperial jade for which they are famous. This source had not yet been located...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1987) 67 (3): 508–509.
Published: 01 August 1987
... of Mesoamerican archeology, including Olmec jades in the Maya area (Andrews), the Olmec calendar round (Edmonson), an important interpretation of Mars astronomical tables in the Dresden Codex (Bricker and Bricker), Yucatecan sculpture (M. Robertson), reflections on the Maya sociopolitical order (Willey), styles...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1967) 47 (1): 91–93.
Published: 01 February 1967
... on Mesoamerica are not so well integrated. Geographical divisions between Mexico and the Maya area and even between the central highlands and the Gulf coast intrude on the organic relationship of their arts. Michael Coe apparently is an unacknowledged major source, especially for the controversial Olmec...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2001) 81 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 February 2001
..., Yucatec Maya stonework, and Aztec ceramics were all traced back to a carved Olmec celt. The three thousand years between the earliest and latest objects in this chart were unified by visual similarity, namely, downturned lips, accented eyes. A similar genealogy—focused on a different deity and drawing...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1968) 48 (2): 349–350.
Published: 01 May 1968
... attractive books in Praeger’s fine Ancient Peoples and Places series. And there is little doubt that Michael Coe is the best of the young archaeologists now working in the Middle American area. It is true that the Maya regions are not his research specialty. He is more at home writing of the Olmec sites...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1973) 53 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 February 1973
... University Press 1973 This is a catalogue of ceramic pieces exhibited in the Art Museum, Princeton University. Gay contends that the origin of the Olmec culture is in the Xochipala basin, Guerrero where he identifies a formative level Olmec ceramic tradition. He describes the village of Xochipala...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1969) 49 (4): 739–740.
Published: 01 November 1969
... works, for example, the Olmec “Wrestler” of stone and the Maya head of stucco from Palenque fit badly into his schema. Are we, then, to believe that on geographical or other grounds these village people developed completely independent of Teotihuacán, Monte Albán, El Tajín, and other such cultural...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1963) 43 (2): 273–274.
Published: 01 May 1963
... text, objective content, clear and informative tables, and illustrations of high quality. A peculiarity of its organization is its reverse chronology: it begins with the late Aztec period and proceeds backward in time to the Archaic cultures and the Olmecs. Krickeberg defends this procedure...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1963) 43 (1): 117–118.
Published: 01 February 1963
... styles or to the postclassic in general. His concept of “Mixtec” was overdrawn. He exaggerated Olmec culture and Olmec influence, both in the Valley of Mexico and elsewhere. These two volumes are Spanish translations of The Eagle, the Jaguar and the Serpent (1954) and Indian Art of Mexico...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1984) 64 (2): 410.
Published: 01 May 1984
... to original publications applying Marxist theory to New World societies. The following nine chapters discuss the decipherment of Maya writing, experimental reconstruction of Olmec mythology, Maya city-states, the history of ancient civilizations in the Central Andes, cooperative labor in the Inca state...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1978) 58 (1): 168.
Published: 01 February 1978
..., are readily followed with a minimum of effort. The book derives from a 1973 meeting at the University of California, Los Angeles, cosponsored by the Ethnic Arts Council there, aimed at exploring the iconography of the ancient Olmec and tracing their impact, if any, on peoples of later times and other...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1984) 64 (3): 607.
Published: 01 August 1984
..., Obsidian, and the Guatemalan Highlands: What Did the Olmecs Really Want? K enneth L. B rown ; Formative Obsidian Exchange and the Emergence of Public Economies in Chiapas, Mexico, J ohn E. C lark and T homas A. L ee , J r .; Formative Exchange Systems: Comments, W illiam T. S anders ; The Analysis...