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The Resource Discovering the Olmecs : an unconventional history, by David C. Grove

Discovering the Olmecs : an unconventional history, by David C. Grove

Label
Discovering the Olmecs : an unconventional history
Title
Discovering the Olmecs
Title remainder
an unconventional history
Statement of responsibility
by David C. Grove
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Olmecs are renowned for their massive carved stone heads and other sculptures, the first stone monuments produced in Mesoamerica. Seven decades of archaeological research have given us many insights into the lives of the Olmecs, who inhabited parts of the modern Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco from around 1150 to 400 BC. Beginning with the first modern explorations in the 1920s, the story of how generations of archaeologists and local residents have uncovered the Olmec past and pieced together a portrait of an ancient civilization that left no written records unfolds. From stories of fortuitous discoveries and frustrating disappoints, helpful collaborations and deceitful shenanigans emerges the unconventional history of Olmec archeology
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grove, David C
Dewey number
972/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.8.O56
LC item number
G76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olmecs
  • Olmecs
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Olmeken
  • Archäologie
  • Ausgrabung
  • Antiquities
  • Civilization
  • Olmecs
  • Olmecs
  • Mexico
Label
Discovering the Olmecs : an unconventional history, by David C. Grove
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Olmecs come to light -- The Tulane Expedition and the Olmec world (1925-1926) -- The first excavations : Tres Zapotes (1938-1940) -- Stone heads in the jungle (1940) -- Fortuitous decisions at La Venta (1942-1943) -- Monuments on the Río Chiquito (1945-1946) -- The return to La Venta (1955) -- Of monuments and museums (1963, 1968) -- Adding antiquity to the Olmecs (1966-1968) -- Research headaches at La Venta (1967-1969) -- Reclaiming La Venta (1984 to the present) -- San Lorenzo yields new secrets (1990-2012. Part 1) -- El Manatí : "like digging in warm Jell-O" (1987-1993) -- "They're blowing up the site!" : Tres Zapotes after Stirling (1950-2003) -- An Olmec stone quarry and a sugarcane crisis (1991) -- Discoveries large and small at San Lorenzo (1990-2012. Part 2) -- The night the lights went out (2001) -- Some thoughts on the archaeology of the Olmecs
Control code
ocn881386123
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780292760813
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024266195
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292760813
  • (OCoLC)881386123
Label
Discovering the Olmecs : an unconventional history, by David C. Grove
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Olmecs come to light -- The Tulane Expedition and the Olmec world (1925-1926) -- The first excavations : Tres Zapotes (1938-1940) -- Stone heads in the jungle (1940) -- Fortuitous decisions at La Venta (1942-1943) -- Monuments on the Río Chiquito (1945-1946) -- The return to La Venta (1955) -- Of monuments and museums (1963, 1968) -- Adding antiquity to the Olmecs (1966-1968) -- Research headaches at La Venta (1967-1969) -- Reclaiming La Venta (1984 to the present) -- San Lorenzo yields new secrets (1990-2012. Part 1) -- El Manatí : "like digging in warm Jell-O" (1987-1993) -- "They're blowing up the site!" : Tres Zapotes after Stirling (1950-2003) -- An Olmec stone quarry and a sugarcane crisis (1991) -- Discoveries large and small at San Lorenzo (1990-2012. Part 2) -- The night the lights went out (2001) -- Some thoughts on the archaeology of the Olmecs
Control code
ocn881386123
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780292760813
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024266195
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292760813
  • (OCoLC)881386123

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