Intro Meso Civ-Student

Intro Meso Civ-Student - Mesoamerican Civilizations...

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Mesoamerican Civilizations Chronology Early Excavations Predominant Cultures
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Early Excavations Matthew Williams Stirling (1896-1975) In 1938, Stirling made an expedition to southern Mexico to excavate Olmec artifacts. After discovering colossal heads and taking pictures of them he sent the photos to the National Geographic Society. Later he was advised to apply for grants from the NGS which he received and was supported by the NGS and the Smithsonian Institution between 1938 and 1946. http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/information/biography/pqrst/stirling_matthew.html
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Early Excavations con’d Dr. Alfonso Caso, a Mexican archaeologist, led one of the first explorations and restorations of this archaeological zone. His project, completed in 18 stages, began in 1931 and finished in 1953. Based on studies of the architecture of the buildings, tombs, ceramics, and jewelry, he determined that the history of Monte Alban could be divided into distinct epochs based on social organization, population density, and exchange systems. In this manner he established 5 epochs designated as Monte Alban I, II, III, IV and V http://www.mexonline.com/oaxaca/oxarc101.htm
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Marshall Saville Marshall Saville, the first Curator of Mexican and Central American Archaeology at the AMNH (1894-1907). He used the relatively new technology of the camera to great effect in documenting his excavations. http://archaeology.about.com/gi/dynamic/o ffsite.htm? %2F%2Fanthro.amnh.org
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The Sonora- Sinaloa Archaeological Survey Project directed by Gordon F. Ekholm (1937-
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