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Before the volcano erupted : the ancient Cerèn village in Central America

Author: Payson D Sheets
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

On an August evening around AD 600, residents of the Ceren village in the Zapotitan Valley of what is now El Salvador were sitting down to their meal when ground tremors and loud steam emissions  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Before the volcano erupted.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002003611
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Payson D Sheets
ISBN: 0292798784 9780292798786
OCLC Number: 55670326
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface by Payson Sheets --
Chapter 1: Introduction by Payson Sheets, with an Appendix by Brian R. McKee --
PART ONE: Multidisciplinary Research --
Chapter 2: Volcanology, Stratigraphy, and Effects on Structures, by C. Dan Miller --
Chapter 3: Geophysical Exploration at Cerén, by Lawrence B. Conyers and Hartmut Spetzler --
Chapter 4: Cerén Plant Resources: Abundance and Diversity, by David L. Lentz and Carlos R. Ramírez-Sosa --
PART TWO: Household Archaeology. Chapter 5: Ancient Home and Garden: The View from Household 1 at Cerén, by Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, Scott E. Simmons, and David B. Tucker --
Chapter 6 Household 2 at Cerén: The Remains of an Agrarian and Craft-Oriented Corporate Group, by Brian R. McKee --
Chapter 7: Structure 16: The Kitchen of Household 3, by Inga Calvin --
Chapter 8: Structure 4: A Storehouse-Workshop for Household 4, by Andrea I. Gerstle and Payson Sheets --
PART THREE: Special Buildings --
Chapter 9: The Civic Complex, by Andrea I. Gerstle --
Chapter 10: Structure 9: A Precolumbian Sweat Bath at Cerén, by Brian R. McKee. Chapter 11: Structure 10: Feasting and Village Festivals, by Linda A. Brown and Andrea I. Gerstle --
Chapter 12: Divination at Cerén: The Evidence from Structure 12, by Scott E. Simmons and Payson Sheets --
PART FOUR: Artifacts --
Chapter 13: Ceramics and Their Use at Cerén, by Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, with contributions by Ronald L. Bishop --
Chapter 14: The Chipped Stone Artifacts of Cerén, by Payson Sheets --
Chapter 15: Groundstone Artifacts in the Cerén Village, by Payson Sheets --
Chapter 16: Household and Community Animal Use at Cerén, by Linda A. Brown. Chapter 17: Artifacts Made from Plant Materials, by Harriet F. Beaubien and Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett --
PART FIVE: Topics and Issues of Cerén Research --
Chapter 18 The Conservation Program at Cerén, by Harriet F. Beaubien --
Chapter 19: Household Production and Specialization at Cerén, by Payson Sheets and Scott E. Simmons --
Chapter 20: Cultivating Biodiversity: Milpas, Gardens, and the Classic Period Landscape, by --
Chapter 21: Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Community of Joya de Cerén, by Carlos Benjamín Lara M. and Sarah B. Barber. Chapter 22: Summary and Conclusions, by Payson Sheets --
Glossary --
References --
Responsibility: edited by Payson Sheets.


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"Overall, Before the Volcano Erupted will open the eyes of many Mesoamerican archaeologists to the magnitude of what they may normally be missing, and will stand as a widely cited benchmark for years Read more...

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