Ancient Cities of the New World

Edited by Michael E. Smith, Arizona State University; Marilyn A. Masson, University at Albany, SUNY and John W. Janusek, Vanderbilt University

Series Description:

The University Press of Florida is proud to announce the creation of a new series devoted to the study of the ancient urban sites of Mesoamerica and South America. This series is designed to present theories, models, and approaches that shed light on the region's diverse, ancient urban patterns and polity organization. Major, overarching topics to be explored in the series are urban form (size, architecture, and layout) and urban lifestyles (ethnicity, gender, households, neighborhoods, and craft activities). Books include important works focused on a single key ancient city or analyzing a collection of cities and towns within their regional contexts. The series features cross-disciplinary works in archaeology, art history, and ethnohistory written for a broad scholarly audience.

For more Information:

Michael E. Smith
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402
(480) 965-6213
Fax: (480) 965-7671
mesmith9@asu.edu

Marilyn A. Masson
Department of Anthropology
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-5199
Fax: (518) 442-5710
massonma@albany.edu

John W. Janusek
Department of Anthropology
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B #356050
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235
(615) 343-6120
Fax: (615) 343-0230
john.w.janusek@vanderbilt.edu




There are 6 books in this series.


Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Using data collected from different sites throughout the lowlands, including the Vaca Plateau and the Belize River Valley, Brett Houk presents the first synthesis of these unique ruins and discusses methods for mapping and excavating them.

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The Casma City of El Purgatorio: Ancient Urbanism in the Andes

A culmination of Vogel's sixteen-year study of Casma culture, this book helps us understand the relationships between polities of the ancient world, how they built connections to other towns or cities outside and within their own boundaries, and demonstrates the importance of cities and urbanism in the development and collapse of complex societies.

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The Ancient Urban Maya: Neighborhoods, Inequality, and Built Form

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Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

Reveals the sophisticated nature of Inka planning

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Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

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Aztec City-State Capitals