Politics (Other Keyword)

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Archaeological and Epigraphic Indices of the Political Domination: A View from the Northwestern Periphery of the Kaanu’l Hegemonic State (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jerald Ek. Carlos Pallán Gayol.

The past decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of Classic Maya geopolitics, particularly in reconstructing asymmetrical interpolity relationships dominated by expansionist states. Employing variable political strategies, including both direct and indirect rulership, the Kaanu’l Dynasty dominated a large network of kingdoms across the Maya Lowlands. This paper examines the impacts of the expansion and dissolution of the Kaanu’l state in western Campeche, within the northwestern...


Archaeology and the Law (1979)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Charles L. McGimsey.

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The Aztecs of Central Mexico: An Imperial Society (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Frances F. Berdan.

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Beating the Bounds (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Julia King.

"Beating the bounds" was a typically local but highly symbolic and even quasi-religious ritual or custom originating in medieval England that served to mark the territorial limits of the village or parish.  This paper uses material culture, including landscape, to examine how Charles Calvert, the third Lord Baltimore, used everyday travel in Maryland as a colonial form of beating the bounds. Calvert’s travel was driven in part because of the heavy investment his family had made in the colony,...


Between earth and sky: the social and political construction of ancient lowland Maya territories (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lisa LeCount. Lisa J. LeCount. David W. Mixter.

This paper introduces the Lowland Maya Territories: Local Dynamics in Regional Landscapes symposium that critiques the current model of territories as stable geo-political entities. We use data from the Actuncan Archaeological Project and other upper Belize River valley projects to suggest that territories were in flux, reacting and changing to social and political relationships. Territorial dynamism is driven by at least two processes: the social construction of place and the political...


'Clientship' Among the Mandari of the Southern Sudan. In: Comparatie Political Systems (1967)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jean Buxton.

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Commentary On: Mesoamerican Trade and Its Role in the Emergency of Civilization. In: the Emergence of Civilization (1971)
DOCUMENT Citation Only A. Chapman.

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Comparative Political Systems: Studies in the Politics of Pre-Industrial Societies (1967)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ronald Cohen. John Middleton.

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Cosmology in the New World
PROJECT Santa Fe Institute.

This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.


Entrepreneurship and Political Participation in Western Samoa: a Case Study (1975)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sharon W. Tiffany.

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Historical Overview of Coyote Spring Valley. in Archeological Investigations In Coyote Spring Valley, Lincoln and Clark Counties, Nevada, By Mary Rusco and Carmen Kuffner (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Von Till Warren.

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Inter-site Causeways as Political Infrastructure in the Northern Maya Lowlands (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Scott Hutson.

In the Maya lowlands, several polities oversaw the construction of long causeways that connected regional centers with smaller settlements. As infrastructure, such causeways have been shown to facilitate exchange of basic goods between people at different sites. Archaeologists also view these causeways as political statements that materialize the extent of a polity and emphasize hierarchical relations between settlements on the causeway. Recent research along the 18km long causeway between Uci...


The Land of the Windy Water Lords: Secondary Centers in the Motul de San Jose Polity, Guatemala (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Antonia Foias. Kitty Emery.

Motul de San José dominated a swath of the northern shore of Lake Peten Itza in central Peten, Guatemala, during the Late Classic. Its Ik’ Emblem Glyph has now been translated as "Windy Water," an apt name for this zone. Excavations at two small sites in the periphery of Motul de San José, Kante’t’u’ul (approx. 3km northwest) and Chachacklu’um (approx. 5km east) aimed to investigate the relations between these secondary centers and their political overlords at Motul de San José. Settlement...


Marginalizing the Native: An Exploration of the Influence of Alcohol on Native-French Politics during the 17th-19th Century Fur Trade (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cara Mosier.

From the late 17th to the mid-19th century, Native American and French communities have engaged in dynamic and extensive trade relations. Alcohol became a significant factor that was both heavily exploited and employed during these exchanges. The trade and consumption of alcohol caused a radical change in the way these two peoples interacted. By exploring patterns in the variation of alcohol use at both Native and French sites and employing ethnohistorical data from additional sites in northern...


The Meanings of "Litter" in Yosemite National Park (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Chenoweth.

The concepts of "nature" and "culture" have been carefully critiqued by anthropologists over the last few decades, but they still remain in the forefront of the public debate over the environment and how best to preserve it.  The question of how modern people see the natural and cultural realms is at the heart of this issue.  This project explores the line between these ideas by analyzing the behavior of one segment of the modern public: visitors to Yosemite National Park.  Employing the...


Memoirs of a Governor: a Man for the People (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ralph M. Piewonsky.

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Migrations, Dissonance and Unsettled History:  The Case of the Kenya Luo (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul J Lane.

A common feature of many of the indigenous oral traditions documented by the first generation of historians of pre-colonial Africa is the emphasis they place on the migration of different distinctly bounded ethnic groups, or ‘tribes’, from an idealised homeland. Most archaeological approaches to the use of oral and linguistic data such as these, have simply tried to use oral traditions of migration as literal guides to the likely location of settlements associated with different phases of an...


Not All Archaeology for the Public is Public Archaeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dante Angelo.

The concept of public archaeology has become ubiquitous since the last decade and, gradually, it seems to have been accepted as an important component of archaeological research. However, despite the wider popularization of the concept, its operationalization still poses challenges to archaeologists interested in surpassing the academic and professional sphere. Here, I reflect on the procedural guidelines and implications that public archaeology has recently attained and some of the challenges...


Parties at the Big House: Feasting, Alcohol, and Political Strategy at James Madison's Montpelier (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christine H Heacock.

Archaeological investigations at James Madison’s Montpelier have shed light on activities associated with James Madison Jr., 4th president of the United States.   Madison’s political career and contributions to the founding of the nation made his name last throughout history. Perhaps just as crucial to securing his legacy were the parties hosted by his wife Dolley Madison both in Washington and at the family home. Of particular interest is the fact that the couple entertained extensively after...


Peripatetic kingship, pilgrimage and pastoralism: Re-evaluating the politics of movement in the Ancient Near East (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lauren Ristvet.

Pilgrimage is a popular phenomenon, one which involves people traveling to and gathering at specific places during specific times, usually as part of a shared religious tradition. In the Ancient Near East, religious travel existed alongside other forms of mobility with important political and social consequences, like peripatetic kingship—in which there is no one fixed court—a characteristic of the Urartian (ca. 800-600 BC), Achaemenid (ca. 550-330 BC), and Seleucid (ca. 300-100 BC) empires, or...


Pilgrimage Centers, Infrastructure, and Cahokian Politics (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin Skousen.

Archaeological and historical evidence suggests that pilgrimage centers were vital to the infrastructure, politics, and religions of cities and civilizations throughout the ancient world. The pre-Columbian city of Cahokia was no different. In this paper, I argue that the Emerald site, a major pilgrimage center east of Cahokia, was integral to the formation of a new political-religious order circa A.D. 1050. Ceramic, architectural, and botanical data show that large groups periodically gathered...


Political Authority and the Structure of Kinship in Aboriginal Samoa (1962)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melvin Ember.

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Political Development
DOCUMENT Citation Only T. F. Darden.

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The Political Waves of Displacement: Heritage and Neoliberal Urban Renewal (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelly M Britt.

This is an abstract from the "Urban Erasures and Contested Memorial Assemblages" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the 19th and 20th centuries in the US, some urbanization methods included displacement of the working-class and communities of color. Discriminatory housing policies delineated communities to the periphery of the urban landscape, many to industrial zones or fringe housing stock. Largely forgotten, these communities now find...


Politics and Property During the Transfer of Florida from Spanish To English Rule, 1763-1764 (1964)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert L. Gold.

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