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The following Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History are being made available electronically through the Museum's library http://library.amnh.org/pubs/index.html

Ekholm, Gordon
1944 Excavations at Tampico and Panuco in the Huasteca, Mexico. vol. 38, pt. 5.
1942 Excavations at Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. vol. 38, pt. 2.
 
Vaillant, Suzannah and George Vaillant
1934 Excavations at Gualupita. vol. 35, pt. 1
 
Vaillant, George
1935 Early cultures of the valley of Mexico: results of the stratigraphical project of the American Museum of Natural History in the Valley of Mexico, 1928-1933. vol. 35, pt. 3. 1935 Excavations at El Arbolillo. vol. 35, pt. 2.
1930 Excavations at Zacatenco. vol. 32, pt. 1.
1931 Excavations at Ticoman. vol. 32, pt. 2.
Recommended General Reading
Adams, Richard E., and Murdo J. MacLeod, editors.
2000 Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas: Mesoamerica. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 
Evans, Susan Toby
2004 Ancient Mexico & Central America: archaeology and culture history. London: Thames & Hudson.
 
Helms, Mary W.
1979 Ancient Panama: chiefs in search of power. Austin: University of Texas Press.
 
López Austin, Alfredo and Leonardo López Luján
2001 Mexico’s Indigenous Past. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
 
Marcus, Joyce Marcus and Kent V. Flannery.
1996 Zapotec civilization: how urban society evolved in Mexico's Oaxaca Valley. New York: Thames and Hudson
 
Miller, Mary Ellen
1990 The art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec. New York: Thames and Hudson.
 
Pollard, Helen Perlstein
1993 Taríacuri's legacy: The pre-Hispanic Tarascan. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press
 
Schroeder, Susan
2000 The Mexico the Spain encountered. In The Oxford history of Mexico, edited by Michael C. Meyer and William H. Beezley, pp. 47-78. New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Sharer, Robert J.
1994 The ancient Maya. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.
 
Smith, Michael
2002 The Aztecs. Malden, MA: Blackwell
 
Webster, David
2002 The fall of the ancient Maya: solving the mystery of the Maya collapse.
London: Thames & Hudson.
 
Williams, Eduaro
Prehispanic West México: A Mesoamerican culture area. http://www.famsi.org/research/williams/. Accessed July 13, 2006.
 
Other Sources Used in Preparing the Website
 
Bernal, Ignacio
1980 A history of Mexican archaeology: the vanished civilizations of Middle America. New York: Thames and Hudson.
 
Blanton, Richard E., Gary M. Feinman, Stephen A. Kowalewski and Linda M. Nicholas
1999 Ancient Oaxaca: The Monte Albán State. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 
Butterwick, Kristi
1998 Food for the dead: the West Mexican art of feasting. In Ancient West Mexico: art and archaeology of the unknown past, edited by Richard F. Townsend, pp. 89-106. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago.
 
Carneiro, Robert L.
1998 What happened at the flashpoint? Conjectures on chiefdom formation at the very moment of conception. In Chiefdoms and chieftaincy in the Americas, edited by Elsa M. Redmond, pp. 18-42. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
 
Carrasco, Pedro
1999 The Tenochca empire of ancient Mexico: The triple alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tezcoco and Tlacopan. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
 
Carrasco, David, Lindsay Jones, and Scott Sessions
2000 Mesoamerica’s classic heritage: from Teotihuacán to the Aztecs. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
 
Caso, Alfonso and Ignacio Bernal
1965 Ceramics of Oaxaca. In The handbook of Middle American Indians, edited Robert Wauchope. Volume 3, part 2, The archaeology southern Mesoamerica, edited by Gordon R.Willey, pp. 871-895. Austin: University of Texas Press.
 
Cowgill, George L.
1997 State and society at Teotihuacan, Mexico. Annual Review of Anthropology, vol. 26, pp. 129-161.
 
Cowgill, George L.
2004 Origins and development of urbanism: archaeological perspectives. Annual review of anthropology, vol. 33, pp. 525-549.
 
Demarest, Arthur A., Prudence M. Rice and Don S. Rice
2004 The terminal Classic in the Maya lowlands: collapse, transition, and transformation. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
 
Diehl, Richard
1983 Tula: The Toltec capital of ancient Mexico. New York: Thames and Hudson.
 
Ekholm, Gordon F.
1942 Excavations at Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 38, pt. 2. New York: American Museum of Natural History.
 
Elson, Christina M. and Michael E. Smith
2001 Archaeological deposits from the Aztec New Fire ceremony. Ancient Mesoamerica, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 157-174.
 
Elson, Christina M. and Kenneth Mowbray
2005 Burial practices at Teotihuacán in the Early Postclassic period: The Vaillant and Linné excavations (1931-1932). Ancient Mesoamerica, vol. 16, pt. 2, pp. 1-17.
 
Elson, Christina M.
2006 Intermediate elites and the political landscape of the Early Zapotec State. In Intermediate Elite in Pre-Columbian States and Empires, edited by Christina M. Elson and R. Alan Covey, pp. 43-67. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
 
Fash, William
1991 Scribes, Warriors and Kings: The City of Copan and the Ancient Maya. New York: Thames and Hudson.
 
Feinman, Gary and Joyce Marcus, editors
1998 Archaic States. Santa Fe: School of American Research.
 
Flannery, Kent V. and Joyce Marcus, editors
1983 The Cloud people: divergent evolution of the Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations. New York: Academic Press.
 
Flannery, Kent V., editor
1986 Guilá Naquitz: archaic foraging and early agriculture in Oaxaca, Mexico. New York: Academic Press.
 
Flannery, Kent V., and Joyce Marcus
2000 Formative Mexican chiefdoms and the myth of the “Mother culture.” Journal of anthropological archaeology, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-37.
 
Harlow, George E.
1993 Middle American jade: geologic and petrologic perspectives on variability and source. In Precolumbian jade: new geological and cultural interpretations, edited by Frederick W. Lange, pp. 9-29. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
 
Helms, Mary W.
1979 Ancient Panama: chiefs in search of power. Austin: University of Texas Press.
 
Helms, Mary W.
1983 Craft and the kingly ideal: art, trade, and power. Austin: University of Texas Press.
 
Lange, Frederick W. and Doris Z. Stone, editors
1984 The archaeology of lower Central America. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
 
Lange, Frederick W., editor
1988 Costa Rican art and archaeology: essays in honor of Frederick R. Mayer. Boulder: University of Colorado.
 
Lange, Frederick W., editor
1990 Ancient treasures of Costa Rica: art and archaeology of the rich coast. Boulder: Johnson Pub. Co.
 
Lang, Frederick W., editor
1993 Precolumbian jade: new geological and cultural interpretations. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
 
Lesure, Richard G.
2005 Linking theory and evidence in an archaeology of human agency: iconography, style, and theories of embodiment. Journal of archaeological method and theory, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 237-255.
 
Lesure, Richard G.
2002 Goddess diffracted: thinking about the figurines of early villages. Current anthropology, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 587-610.
 
Marcus, Joyce
1992 Dynamic cycles of Mesoamerican states: political fluctuations in Mesoamerica. National Geographic research and exploration, vol. 8, pp. 392-411.
 
Marcus, Joyce
1998 Women's ritual in formative Oaxaca: figurine-making, divination, death, and the ancestors. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology.
 
McAnany, Patricia
1995 Living with the ancestors: kinship and kingship in Maya society. Austin: University of Texas Press.
 
McKeever Furst, Jill Leslie
1995 The natural history of the soul in ancient Mexico. New Haven: Yale University Press.
 
Miller, Mary Ellen
1975 Jaina figurines: a study of Maya iconography. Princeton, N.J.: Art Museum, Princeton University.
 
Neff, Hector and Ronald Bishop
1988 Plumbate origins and development. American antiquity, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 505-522.
 
Nichols, Deborah and Thomas H. Charlton, editors
1997 The archaeology of city-states. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press
 
Redmond, Elsa M.
1998 In war and peace: alternative paths to centralized leadership. In Chiefdoms and chieftaincy in the Americas, edited by Elsa M. Redmond, pp. 68-103. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
 
Redmond, Elsa M.
2002 The long and the short of a war leader's arena. In Archaeology of tribal societies, edited by William A. Parkinson, pp. 53-73, Ann Arbor: International Monographs in Prehistory.
 
Reents-Budet, Dorie
1998 Classic painted ceramics and the stories they tell. In Maya, edited by P. Schmidt, M. de la Garza, and E. Nalga, pp. 271-295. Rizolli: New York.
 
Saburo Sugiyama, editor
2004 Voyage to the center of the Moon Pyramid: Recent discoveries in Teotihuacán. Mexico City: CONACULTA-INAH
 
Shagún, Fray Bernardino de
1950-1982 [1569] General history of the things of New Spain. 13 volumes, translated and with notes by A. Anderson and C. Dibble. Santa Fe: School of American Research.
 
Saville, Marshall H.
1899 Exploration of Zapotecan tombs in southern Mexico. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.
 
Spencer, Charles S.
1993 Human agency, biased transmission, and the cultural evolution of chiefly authority. Journal of anthropological archaeology, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 41-74.
 
Spencer, Charles S.
1994 Factional ascendance, dimensions of leadership and the development of centralized authority. In Factional competition and political development in the New World, edited by Elizabeth M. Brumfiel and John W. Fox, pp. 31-43. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 
Spencer, Charles and Elsa M. Redmond
2004 Primary state formation in Mesoamerica. Annual review of anthropology, vol. 33, pp. 173-199.
 
Spencer, Charles and Elsa M. Redmond
2006 Resistance Strategies and Early State Formation in Oaxaca Mexico. In Intermediate Elite in Pre-Columbian States and Empires, edited by Christina M. Elson and R. Alan Covey, pp. 21-42. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
 
Spinden, Herbert Joseph
1911 An ancient sepulcher at Placeres del Oro, State of Guerrero, Mexico. American anthropologist, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 29-55.
 
Spinden, Herbert Joseph.
1920 The Stephens sculptures from Yucatan. Natural history, vol. XX, pp. 379-389.
 
Spores, Ronald
1984 The Mixtecs in ancient and colonial times. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press,
 
Stark, Barbara L. and Philip J. Arnold III, editors
1997 Olmec to Aztec: settlement patterns in the ancient Gulf lowlands. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
 
Stephens, John Lloyd
1996 Incidents of travel in Yucatan. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
 
Townsend, Richard F., editor
1998 Ancient West Mexico: art and archaeology of the unknown past. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago.
 
Townsend, Richard F.
2000 The Aztecs. London: Thames & Hudson
 
Whitecotton, Joseph W.
1977 The Zapotecs: princes, priests, and peasants. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press
 
Whittington, Michael E., editor
2001 The sport of life and death: the Mesoamerican ballgame. Charlotte, N.C.: The Mint Museum.
 
Umberger, Emily
1996 The Aztec presence and material remains in the outer provinces. In Aztec Imperial Strategies, edited by Frances F. Berdan et al., pp. 151-179. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks.
 
Vaillant, George (Revised by Suzannah B. Vaillant)
1963 Aztecs of Mexico: origin, rise, and fall of the Aztec Nation. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday.
 
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