West Mexico Postclassic

  • Helen Pollard

Abstract

relative time period: Follows the West Mexico Classic tradition, precedes the Spanish colonial period.

Keywords

Clay Maize Income Pyrite Holocene 

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Suggested Reading

  1. Bell, Betty (1971). “Archaeology of Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima.” In Handbook of Middle American Indians, vol. 11, ed. R. Wauchope. Austin: University of Texas Press, 694–753.Google Scholar
  2. Hosier, Dorothy (1994). The Sounds and Colors of Power. The Sacred Metallurgical Technology of Ancient West Mexico. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Google Scholar
  3. Meighan, Clement (1976). The Archaeology of Amapa, Nayarit. Los Angeles: Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.Google Scholar
  4. Mountjoy, Joseph (1990). “El desarrollo de la cultura Aztatlán visto desde su frontera suroeste.” In Mesoamérica y norte de Mexico Siglo ix-xii, vol. 2, ed. F. Sodi Miranda. Mexico: Museo Nacional de Antropología, INAH, 541–564.Google Scholar

Suggested Reading

  1. Brand, Donald (1971). “An Ethnohistorical Synthesis of Western Mexico.” Handbook of Middle American Indians, vol. 11, ed. R. Wauchope. Austin: University of Texas Press, 632–656.Google Scholar
  2. Weigand, Phil C. (1992). “The Political Organization of the Trans-Tarascan Zone of Western Mesoamerica on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest.” In Culture and Contact: Charles DI Peso’s Gran Chichimeca, ed. A. Woosley and J. Ravesloot. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 191–217.Google Scholar
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Suggested Reading

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  2. Pollard, Helen P. (1993). Tariacuri’s Legacy: The Prehispanic Tarascan State. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Pollard
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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