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Olmec Art and Archaeology in Mesoamerica - Clark, John E.; Pye, Mary E. - Yale University Press
  • Apr 15, 2006
    344 p., 8 1/2 x 11
    270 b/w + 11 color illus.
    ISBN: 9780300114461
    PB-with Flaps: $40.00 tx
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Studies in the History of Art Series

Published by the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts / Distributed by Yale University Press  
 


Olmec Art and Archaeology in Mesoamerica

  • Edited by John E. Clark and Mary E. Pye
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This handsome volume presents the creations of Mesoamericaís most ancient societies in their archaeological contexts. The Olmecóbest known for a unique style of monumental stone head and jade were-jaguarówere based along the Gulf of Mexico but have also been linked to other Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Maya and Aztec. This book discusses recent spectacular finds and provides a framework for understanding the history, art, and archaeology of the Olmec.

John E. Clark is professor of anthropology at Brigham Young University and director of the New World Archaeological Foundation. Mary E. Pye is a research associate with the New World Archaeological Foundation.

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