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Books Received for Review

Editor's Note: Periodically we will publish books
received for review by SAA's two journals, American
Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity.

Books Received by Latin American Antiquity, March 29, 1999:

Adams, R. E. W.
1997 Ancient Civilizations of the New World. Essays in World History. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado.

Barber, R. J., and F. F. Berdan
1998 The Emperor's Mirror: Understanding Cultures through Primary Sources. University of Arizona, Tucson.

Bauer, B. S.
1998 The Sacred Landscape of the Inca: The Cusco Ceque System. University of Texas Press, Austin.

Bengtsson, L.
1998 Prehistoric Stonework in the Peruvian Andes: A Case Study at Ollantaytambo. Etnologiska studier Vol. 44. Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.

Berrin, K. (editor)
1997 The Spirit of Ancient Peru: Treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera. Thames & Hudson, New York.

Bonnier, E., and H. Bischof (editors)
1997 Arqueológica Peruana 2: Arquitectura y Civilización en los Andes Prehispánicos. Reiss Museum, Mannheim.

Boteler-Mock, S. (editor)
1998 The Sowing and the Dawning: Termination, Dedication and Transformation in the Archaeological and Ethnographic Record of Mesoamerica. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

Bricker, V. R., and G. Vail (editors)
1997 Papers on the Madrid Codex. Publications Vol. 64. Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans.

Carrasco, P.
1996 Estructura político-territorial del Imperio Tenochca: La Triple Alianza de Tenochtitlán, Tetzcoco y Tlacopán. Colegio de México, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico City.

Duncan, R. J.
1998 The Ceramics of Ráquira, Colombia: Gender, Work, and Economic Change. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.

Fagan, B.
1999 Floods, Famines and Emperors: El Niño and the Fate of Civilizations. Basic Books, New York.

Feldman, L. H.

1998 Motagua Colonial: Conquest and Colonization in the Motagua River Valley of Guatemala (online publication). Boson Books, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Gendrop, P.
1998 Río Bec, Chenes, and Puuc Styles in Maya Architecture. Translated by Robert D. Wood. Edited and with a foreword by G. F. Andrews. Labyrinthos, Lancaster, California.

Joyce, A. A., M. Winter, and R. G. Mueller
1998 Arqueología de la Costa de Oaxaca: Asentamientos del Periodo Formativo en el Valle del Río Verde Inferior. Estudios de Antropología e Historia Vol. 40. Centro INAH Oaxaca, Oaxaca.

Kroeber, A. L., and D. Collier
1998 The Archaeology and Pottery of Nazca, Peru: Alfred L. Kroeber's 1926 Expedition. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, California.

Mathews, P. L.
1997 La escultura de Yaxchilán. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City.

Pasztory, E.
1998 Pre-Columbian Art. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Piperno, D. R., and D. M. Pearsall
1998 The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics. Academic Press, San Diego.

Polaco, O. J., and A. F. Guzmán
1997 Arqueoictiofauna mexicana. Colección Científica Vol. 352. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City.

Redmond, E. (editor)
1998 Chiefdoms and Chieftaincy in the Americas. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

Restall, M.
1998 Maya Conquistador. Beacon Press, Boston.

Rossell Truel, L.
1997 Cantogrande y su relación con los centros ceremoniales de planta en "U." Lima.

Rostworowski de Diez Canseco, M.
1999 History of the Inca Realm. Translated by Harry B. Iceland. Cambridge University Press, New York.

Rovner, I., and S. Lewenstein
1997 Maya Stone Tools of Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán, and Becán and Chicanná, Campeche. Publications Vol. 65. Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans.

Salazar, E.
1996 Entre mitos y fábulas: el Ecuador aborigen. Biblioteca General de Cultura Vol. 4. Corporacóin Esitoria Nacional, Quito.

Sexton, J. D., and I. Bizarro Ujpán
1999 Heart of Heaven, Heart of Earth, and Other Mayan Folktales. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Siemens, A. H.
1998 A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the Present. University of Texas Press, Austin.

Todorov, T.
1999 The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other. Paperback edition. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

Tucumán, Universidad Nacional de
1993 Publicaciones 2, 5, 6, 7. Publicaciones, Instituto de Arqueología. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán.

Vargas Pacheco, E.
1997 Tulum: Organización Político-Territorial de la Costa Oriental de Quintana Roo. Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City.

Wertheimer, E.
1999 Imagined Empires: Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American Literature, 1771­1876. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Wilson, D. J.
1999 Indigenous South Americans of the Past and Present: An Ecological Perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado.

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"Dead" Book Reviews

The following books were sent out for review by Latin American Antiquity between 1995 and 1997, but we never received the reviews (or the books) from the reviewers. It is estimated that 10 percent or more of all books sent out for reviews by academic journals end up in this kind of "deadbeat" category. To the authors and publishers of these books, apologies. The deadbeat reviewers have been reminded repeatedly that they owe a review, to no avail.


Tiwanaku: Arqueología Regional

March 1997

Alconini Mujica
Rito, Símbolo, e Historia, Akapana

December 1996

Teotihuacan: Art from City of Gods

December 1995

Arqueología Peruana 2: Arquitectura

April 19, 1998

Writing Without Words

November 1995

Brazilian Studies: Sambaqui

January 1996

Chauchat, C.
Prehistoire de la Cote Nord de Peru

May 1995

Sounds and Colors of Power

March 1996

Kuznar, L.

December 1995

Reyman, J.
The Gran Chichimeca

January 1996

Roosevelt, A.
Amazonian Indians

November 1995

Classic Maya Place Names

October 1995

Winter, Marcus
Entierros Humanos de Monte Albán

June 1997

Readers interested in reviewing books for Latin American Antiquity should send an email notice to Michael E. Smith ( that includes: (1) geographical region(s) of competence; (2) a list of keywords for topics of interest; and (3) whether you can review books in Spanish or other non-English languages. Readers without email may send their information to Department of Anthropology, SS-263, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY 12222.

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